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June 2014 Blog Posts (12)

The garden in June (2014)

They're not flying saucers parked in my garden, but the stoneware plate lids on my terracotta watering pots. It's  exposed…

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Added by Dave Riley on June 29, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Quick June update

I was mucking around with my aquaponics today but ended up making a video update of the things that have changed in the garden during June.  I'm easily distracted....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFrEJagsqIw

Added by Andrew Cumberland on June 28, 2014 at 0:03 — 4 Comments

2014 WINTER June to August

Nights are cool but the days beautiful. The garden is very productive despite my lack of time to look after it, and I get to eat my own fruit and veg daily. No time to do any watering as I leave for work around 6.30am soon after it's gotten light.

The Carambola has been exceptionally productive, giving me good fruit every day. Most fall and smash but some portion of them is…

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Added by Lissa on June 25, 2014 at 14:30 — 9 Comments

'Organic' is a question of production and ecology

Many folk may have heard about the Stanford study that concluded that organic foods were no safer or healthier than conventional alternatives.

 As …

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Added by Dave Riley on June 25, 2014 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

We have EGGS!!

Hi everyone,

Life has been so hectic here.  This is one of the worst times of year for a teacher and I have been only completing the bare minimum of gardening chores.   Thank god for those wicking beds as I think everything would have died from neglect otherwise.  Of course, my fascination with the chickens hasn't helped matters because any time that I did have, inevitably I'd end up with a coffee sitting out on my garden chairs just watching the chicks go about their day instead of…

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Added by Susan on June 24, 2014 at 17:52 — 7 Comments

What can we do to prosper?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYyugz5wcrI#t=3359

is a crash course and very eloquent combination of all that is happening in Economy, Energy and Environment. It alos aske the question of how, in stead of perpetual growth, we can prosper: instead of constantly taking more, how can we be happy with having enough? Build resilience, build community, learn skills as per …

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Added by gabrielle austerberry on June 22, 2014 at 20:38 — 2 Comments

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop

Thinking of putting on intro course to permaculture design and practise. Would be held in Elimbah just north of Caboolture would run for around 3 hours at a cost of $25 per adult. 

Added by van Veen Organics on June 15, 2014 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

Down on the farm -- in Sandgate: the PCYC Community Garden

I spent Wednesday afternoon being conducted around the PCYC community garden(s) at Sandgate/Deagon.…
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Added by Dave Riley on June 14, 2014 at 23:00 — 6 Comments

How to make your own cold smoked salmon

Step 1 - Fillet your Salmon. I'd prefer to buy the whole fish from somewhere you trust has a good reputation. Pin bone before salting.

Step 2 -…

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Added by Craig Hogan on June 10, 2014 at 15:39 — 8 Comments

Wicking beds Beginning of Winter

Well, I finally finished 3 more self wicking beds in the back vegie patch.  I now have 6x metal beds (1.8 m x 1 m) and at the very back on the left, you can just see the bed I made out of the left over wood (1.4 m x 1.1 m).  I have filled them with zucchini and cucumber (back), broccoli cabbage…

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Added by Susan on June 5, 2014 at 18:21 — 15 Comments

Back in the game!

This blog post actually started as a private message to Lissa about raspberries, but as I waffled on I thought I should share it with the world.

Should Williamette raspberries be losing their leaves? I have one cane that appears to be dying in a rather tragic-looking manner, and others that are green and cheerful. I'm not used to deciduous plants, so I can't really tell the difference between dying and preparing for winter.…

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Added by Rob Walter on June 1, 2014 at 9:53 — 6 Comments

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