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Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland 23 hours ago. 10 Replies

Full article here. Published today in the Lancet. …Continue

Dangers of potting mix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Jan 12. 4 Replies

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Nasturtium seeds recipes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Oct 19, 2018. 5 Replies

I can find every recipe under the sun for pickled nasturtium "capers" but how else can you use the seeds?Continue

Gardening moments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Oct 14, 2018. 10 Replies

Just for a bit of fun, let's share a few key moment in 2018Copy and finish each of the sentences below (about gardening only): (or maybe we should save this for the Christmas party?)This year I…Continue

 

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Andrew Cumberland replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"I've been going nuts over on the facebook BLF page about exactly all his Christa.  I've decided to "pull my head in" for a while and just let people catch on. "
23 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"I believe we over eat meat.  But... I also don't support the dairy and egg recommendations. I do support an increase in pulses. "
23 hours ago
Dave Riley replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"This may be  a useful LINK. The Melbourne launch is on February 1st. I think the science is a tad over-hyped...but it is a handy resource."
yesterday
Christa replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"Thanks Andrew,  that explains some of those long words.  As I am not the average size Australian, at least I am eating those foods recommended.  A little less meat wouldn't hurt me, most of my starches have been cut out, and I…"
yesterday
Andrew Cumberland replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"Here is a nice, easy and short explanation of some of the findings.   Planetary diet"
yesterday
Russell James replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"Yes GayleD  If there were as many subsidies available to regen AG and sustainable local based industries the world would be a better place.  An understanding of the term Anthropogenic hazards - fractional reserve banking, usery,…"
Friday
GayleD replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"Hi Christa, The online courses are good - videos with people talking and showing you things rather than heavy reading.  Stay with the free option and you've nothing to lose.  Beats the rubbish on television."
Thursday
Christa replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"Good to know that our gardeners read this type of info from the Rockefeller Foundation.  To be truthful I am not as educated as some.  I scanned over the papers and find it a bit deep, had to get the dictionary out again.  Gayle, I…"
Thursday
GayleD replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"There are plenty of subsidies and penalties, trade reconfigurations, and other economic and structural measures that favour the current forms of agriculture and energy industries right now.  If anyone is interested in this issue and…"
Thursday
Russell James replied to Valerie's discussion Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
"Hey Valerie Interesting article  I am always wary of the term Anthropogenic and the premise that emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary or the only cause of climate change, that leads to disruptions in the Earth system, such as…"
Thursday
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Valerie left a comment for Helen Smith
"Welcome to the site Helen/ Hope to meet you at one of our garden visits soon "
Thursday
Valerie commented on Susan's blog post Busy holidays and getting stuff done.
"Fantastic. Bread and garden look good! Amazing what still grows even with the heat and a bit of neglect. I read you had to sow corn in blocks of 50 in one calendar or sets of 12 to have enough pollination. How many do you plant at a time? The bunch…"
Wednesday
Valerie commented on Susan's blog post Busy holidays and getting stuff done.
"Fantastic. Bread and garden look good! Amazing what still grows even with the heat and a bit of neglect. I read you had to sow corn in blocks of 50 in one calendar or sets of 12 to have enough pollination. How many do you plant at a time? The bunch…"
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Profile Information

I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Valsvegcoop
I am interested in:
Small space gardening
Organic and biodynamic
My website is:
http://https://www.facebook.com/valsvegcoop/
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Spring 2018 in The Gap

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 14:30 5 Comments

Front bed 1: Apparently it was time to pull out the winter veggies. Well, my broccoli and cauliflower hadn’t even grown past the seedling stage. It seems that my chickens knew about it and scratched and ate them anyway. We got one good crop from the beans and that was the end of it. Nasturtiums had popped up in the lawn and were promptly relocated. The native bees just love them, as do I. Last weekend being full moon, it was a good day to fertilise. I spread my open bottom compost and some…

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Just how bad did it get after 7 weeks of neglect?

Posted on January 20, 2018 at 16:00 9 Comments

We went away to see my folks. Whilst we did have a house sitter, we did not have a garden sitter. So, how bad did it get? Well, I did not have much hope to find anything alive by the time I come back, so I had set up the bed with some hardy plants and had fully intended to plant green manure. How did I go, I hear you saying. 

Well, the front garden looked something like this. it wasn't long before hubby grabbed the lawnmower and filled the 3 compost bins.…

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Spring at The Gap

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 20:30 6 Comments

On days when it feels like nothing is growing in the garden, it is time to take stock. 

These garden were planted on 5 June17. Set up as simple version of wicking bed, they produced wonderfully for a while. constant supply of lettuce. Cauliflower that turned out to be red kale. (Thanks BOGI.) Kohlrabi and actual cauliflower that bolted and flowered but then got finally eaten. Ah well. You live and learn. …

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April at The Gap

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 14:00 5 Comments

Weather has finally cooled down and a bit of a break at work means I give the garden my almost full attention

Bed 1 got a facelift in time for summer, with frame and shade. Now planted with rescued cherry toms from facebook share page in the Gap, spring onions, parsley. Bed 2 has more advanced volunteer cherry toms. I planted celery, which is still alive but I don't argue with volunteer tomatoes.…

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At 1:57 on August 18, 2017, David Richardson said…

Thanks for the warm welcome.

At 21:07 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

.... and drop off worm farms to you! [sorry i left that out of my above comment]

At 21:06 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

ok LoL the garden visit is not until June, thats too far into time for me to know what im doing around than heehee.... but im driving into the city for rural discovery day {kids school trip} on the 22nd of May and if you are available, i can pick up before or after we have finished in there ??? 

At 20:57 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

HI Valerie, 

Im not sure about the next garden visit.... BRB ill just check when it is.... but id love to do a swap with you. {ps: these two farms do not have legs, i had them on bricks} 

At 20:21 on November 17, 2013, Muriel said…

Thanks very much for the lovely afternoon Valerie-Ann.

If you could bring plate to the Christmas garden visit that would be great.

Also please thank Rhys for the hose which will come in very useful

Muriel  

At 8:58 on March 17, 2013, DARREN JAMES said…

H Valerie jerusalum artichokes would still be growing and not ready for harvest yet and it may be hard at the moment to find   any rhisomes. to grow You may have to wait a while winter perhaps .One place worth a try is Kenmore village in the fruit shop although they may be in the same predicament..Good luck

At 5:16 on March 16, 2013, Lissa said…

Welcome to the Garden Visit group Valerie-Anne.

Keep an eye on the Calendar within the group to see where visits are planned for the year. I also list them in Events as some require RSVP.

Addresses for the visits are sent out the week before via email to your actual email account (whatever you have provided to the BLF site) - they don't turn up in your Private Messages.

Let me know if you have any problems. I'm happy to help :)

At 17:59 on February 24, 2013, Scarlett said…

welcome Valerie- Anne :)

Scarlett

 
 
 

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