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At 6:00 on February 27, 2017, christopher zane hart said…

i,m very well thank you for your welcome.

At 10:16 on February 24, 2017, Christine Butler said…

Very pleased to join this group and so timely as I have wanted to do more in my ungrowable garden for so long! Maybe you can get your garden jollies in my garden and help me get started Lissa while you are gardenless atm!

At 13:29 on February 8, 2017, DeborahFolkes said…

Hey Lissa, saw an ad by you regarding bunya nuts, my girlfriend lives in Blackwater and has been looking everywhere to purchase some. She and her children and grandchildren really love Bunya nuts and would really appreciate if she could find where to get some from. We have come to a halt trying to find some and really know where else to look. Was wondering if at all possible maybe you could point us in the direction to purchase some. Much obliged Debbie Folkes (Ipswich Resident)

At 15:00 on October 24, 2016, Sophie said…

Hi Lissa Thank you for your message, for some reason Ning is not letting me reply!

At 14:29 on October 21, 2016, Terry Layman said…

This is similar to what we are doing, but our students are younger, some are starting 7th grade.

Community College Hort Professor Prepares Students to Work in Indoor Farms of the Future


When it comes to Controlled Environment Agriculture [CEA], Valerie Loew wants the U.S. to catch up with Europe and China before it’s too late. “The rest of the world is so far ahead of us, because they are so limited with their own resources,” says Loew, horticulture department head at Fullerton College. “They are taking advantage of this technology way before us because we have sunshine and we have water; but we really don’t. Between Europe and China, the amount of greenhouses they have is just off the charts. We need to start catch

At 21:51 on October 20, 2016, Terry Layman said…

A group of students with a interest of learning the art of growing using Auquaponics. They are not affiliated in any way with the schools they get their regular education, in fact the research is not gov't funded in any way.

They are not allowed to do many things on-line, but do most of the research on-line, this is to protect them from anybody coming in the backway and stealing their research for monetary gains.

I've signed a Non-Disclousre that I can't reveal any of their research to the general public in any form. My position is to coach and clarify technigues when they have a idea on how to do something they want to do different from normal procedures..  Once they get an idea, its discussed among the group, and voted on as going forward with the project by their peers. The coaches then will go on-line and do the research on what is being done, and guide the students from that point on.

give you an example, a student has a idea on how to make something better, He doesn't even know how to start to build it, that's were we help them. Where does a 14 year old get the funds to build it in the first place, he can't just raise a few thousand dollars by himself, so the idea he has goes away, but if the benefactor who is in charge thinks that the student is on to something, he will step up and fund the project.

An example, a student can learn to weld metals and such in shop class at school, but were does he learn how to weld plastics. The shop instructors don't even know how its done and could care less to learn. He can if he's in this group.

Any questions just ask? 

At 17:06 on September 12, 2016, John Miner said…

Kate & I would be happy to do some concerts for free, we could also run some ukulele classes if they would be of interest.

Give Kate a call on 0421 046273



At 10:04 on August 2, 2016, jennifer baldwin said…

Good morning Lissa, The soil is not to bad once you get through all the rock/stones, have mainly bought in soil and built up. Finding the article you posted "Garden Remedies and suggestions" very interesting. Have what looks like black spot in pawpaws, looks like best to do for that is up the nutrition level. wow great sweet potato, have planted some seem to be taking ages to get any potatoes on just orange type. all the best. Jen.  

At 10:24 on August 1, 2016, jennifer baldwin said…

Quoin Island Gladstone Harbor.

At 12:34 on May 20, 2016, Tony NANKERVIS said…

Hi Lissa - I'm not aware of relatives in Brisbane - my mob are from Victoria (Beechworth and Corryong) - sheep and cattle respectively.  However, it's not a common name and we are all related to originals from Cornwall. The name is a variation of the Celtic for "Valley of the Stags*, I am told.

At 9:35 on March 8, 2016, Bosko said…

Thanks Lissa,

We're right in the process of planning our fruit/veg/herb forest so I'll definitely look around.  How do I go about visiting other members gardens to share experiences and ensure that I start off correctly ?

Also I found this interesting link:

Best regards,


At 21:14 on February 21, 2016, David Ballesteros said…

Hi Lissa,

Thank you for the kind welcome it is much appreciated. 

Cheers David

At 18:38 on February 9, 2016, Ian said…

Hi Lissa,

Thank you very much.  Thanks, would love to do a blog about the Honey Pot Hives.  Will try to get some pics this week to give good introduction. 
Yes, i have no price on the website.  The initial price was $350 for a full hive.  I am trying to get the price much lower.  Just need to get some more orders.  Making the hives gets much cheaper with higher quantities.  I need a couple more Macadamia farms to place an order :)

At 11:43 on February 1, 2016, sandy hanson said…

Hi Lissa, thanks for the welcome and I'm looking forward to having a good look at what everyone has. Mount Isa climate during a drought has been really challenging and I've lost many plants. Unfortunately I am not satisfied just growing native locals but like to have a go at growing everything. We are in the process of building a polytunnel so we can have year round vegetables. thanks again regards SandyH 

At 10:25 on January 15, 2016, Dave Tardent said…

Hi Lissa, I tried to create an event with the accompanying poster....perhaps you could do what is necessary to add it on BLF links? Thanks Dave tardentGarden%20Food%20Workshops_SMBI.jpg

At 7:15 on December 21, 2015, Dave Tardent said…

Hi Lissa and thanks for your comment on our efforts in the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Like us on Facebook which we use as a bulletin board or email at to get on our slower news cycle. Regards, Dave Tardent

At 18:51 on December 16, 2015, May Wheare said…

Thank you for your comment, Lissa.

Looking forward to learning from BLF.



At 16:27 on November 28, 2015, Kate Sunners said…

Thanks Lissa, the email subscription issue should be fixed now, thanks for your interest! I'll certainly pass on any events I hear about - are ones at the Sunshine Coast of interest too? I get up there now and again and they seem always to have wonderful sustainable food festivals and things on! :)

At 6:26 on October 15, 2015, Bernie McKeering said…
Thanks Lissa
At 21:10 on September 24, 2015, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi lissa would you be able to give me jans contact details so I can arrange with her to get my plants.By all means contact her first to make sure she is happy with that arrangement ,unfortunately she wasn't on my friends list don't understand why as we have spoken many a time together .Thanks

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