Today we went to the CREEC Sustainable Living Fair - Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre - at Burpengary. Apart from the perfect winter weather there was a good turnout and a most interesting and challenging talk by Bob Irwin. Still as passionate as ever for not only environmental issues but for humane animal treatment and attitudes towards the natural world as well. He pointed out that the Coal Seam Gas industry was probably the biggest challenge we face for future food production and clean water. He was part of the Lock the Gate protest at Tara and was arrested for his part in it. Bob pictured here answering questions at today's CREEC event:
Here is a photo of what I guess is some kind of purple Capsicum or Chilli. This is its first flower (in winter? :-O) anyway, who knows what it is? I picked it up on a swap table at Caboolture Seed Savers a couple of months ago and I suppose eventually I might find out what the fruit is if it produces some, if it's only an ornamental (for instance) then it won't take up any more garden space. But then if it's really a tasty ... um, what? it gets a second chance:
And just to have a little skite ;-) ... my first Strawberry flower for the season. These are Redlands Joy bought from Green Harvest last year. They performed well and I can recommend this variety for the home garden. These plants are the best developed runners from last year re-planted into a self-watering tower. The less-developed runners are sitting in pots growing good roots before I plant them into pots for this season.
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