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A longer clip than I normally would post. I wanted to try to give an honest insight into being self reliant in the city. I talk about why I do what I do, whe...

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Comment by Christa on August 2, 2019 at 8:14

Silly me, I made a boo boo and addressed Dave when it should have been Andrew Cumberland, sorry about that.

Comment by Susan on August 1, 2019 at 20:53

Loved the video Andy. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on August 1, 2019 at 20:46

I was also looking at the super caps Jeff.  

Comment by Christa on August 1, 2019 at 8:13

Dave, your tiny farm helps us learn that a house is not everything, some edible plants in the space left will help us to be self reliant and contribute to our living costs. By being self-reliant we often recycle as much as we can and use worm farms to help feed our plants, save water in tanks and when possible use solar systems. Provide our own food through raising poultry, fish farming and using it's by-products and preserving foods and making wines etc. This is what is Dave tries to do and succeeds well. This is tiny farming.

Comment by Christa on August 1, 2019 at 8:03

Gee whiz, Jeff, you got my attention.  The supercapacitor is new to me.  Graphene is also a new product that I have not read about.   Good product for the future.

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on August 1, 2019 at 7:44


Supercapacitor Energy Storage is another option  to batteries.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 31, 2019 at 21:16

Batteries are the next thing Dave - when I can afford it.  I'd like to be electrical grid independent.  

Comment by Dave Riley on July 31, 2019 at 1:27

When you look at it, the 'tiny' farm isn't so tiny.

Very squeezy perhaps -- but that means you don't have to walk so far to get a feed.

I wonder what will be happening to MacDowall Manor in the future? What could you add to improve on the self-reliance?

It's a tiny farm with a big appetite.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 30, 2019 at 19:03

Thanks heaps for that Travis.  

Comment by Travis Franklin on July 30, 2019 at 17:58

Wow - I viewed your video whilst on lunch at work and I shared it with my co-worker. We were talking about it all afternoon. Pretty much you've got the set up I'm aiming for so. It's awesome to know it's possible in Brisbane.

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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