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Time: September 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Roman Spurs garden
Street: 8 Osmund Court
City/Town: Fernvale
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Event Type: opening
Organized By: Roman Spur
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2017

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Event Description

Sun, 17 Sep 2017, 10 am - 3 pm

Spurtopia Homestead, Fernvale
 to public -
Australia sustainable house day
Come and see how we have transformed one acre of land into a sustainable paradise.
Learn sustainable living practices and how in less than one year we growing majority of our family food needs via different gardening techniques 
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Comment by Lissa on September 18, 2017 at 4:52

Nope. Sorry, I have become very slack with pics since my beloved old camera died.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on September 17, 2017 at 17:26

Good, thank you for your report Lissa. Any pix?

Comment by Lissa on September 17, 2017 at 16:43

Went along today with Cheryl and Cathie, thank you ladies for your company :) 

Roman and Jana have done a remarkable amount of work on what was an empty property on the side of a slope. Retaining wall, lots of raised wicking beds, tanks, swales, chook run, compost bays and of course planting of fruit trees. Very dry out there at the moment and the ground is hard packed and stony so they really have achieved a lot. 

They will be running training sessions out of the property and you can stay over in the house if two day session.

Comment by Lissa on August 27, 2017 at 15:28

Lunch at the Brisbane Valley Tavern for those coming.

Comment by Lissa on August 5, 2017 at 17:36

Yes Elaine. I'm not in Dayboro per se but in Armstrong Creek just outside. I will get to Fernvale through Samford if either Dayboro or Samford are good for you to meet me at.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on August 5, 2017 at 9:04

Will you still be in Dayboro by the time this event is on?

Comment by Lissa on August 5, 2017 at 6:15

Anyone want to come with me? Let me know and we can sort out a pick up point (currently living in Dayboro).

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