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Emma Rose
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Bring the movie Food, Inc. to Brisbane!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lotte Apr 23, 2010. 7 Replies

Village (Event in Queensland) are the distributors for the movie in Australia - after checking the website it seems that 20 May is the release date for Australia, but so far it seems that Event…Continue

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In the capital of the car, nature stakes a claim

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Found this great article on the Energy Bulletin site: actual group can be found here:…Continue


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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Food Connect
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Relocalisation, getting more while using less, carsharing and sustainable transport, climate action, permaculture, study of peak oil, naturally grown fruit and veges, community shared enterprises.
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Green Jobs on Offer - Please pass on to your Sydney networks!

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 9:11 0 Comments

We are recruiting for a few positions in Food Connect Sydney and was wondering if you would mind letting people in your circles know about them.

I've included a blurb below which you can cut and paste into an email to make it easier for you.

Thank you very much!


Food Connect Sydney is pleased to be offering the following positions:

Marketing & Sales Coordinator

City Cousin Coordinator

Subscriptions Coordinator

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At 21:30 on April 21, 2010, Elaine de Saxe said…
Hi Emma

Going by my dealings with them in the past few weeks, they would be better employed in getting their customer service sorted out first. There is no comparison between locally-produced and spray-free food to the krud which is in the supermarkets. However price for those of us who are seniors on restricted incomes, price is important. There are only so many dollars. I am giving FC a whirl and so far the experience has not been a happy one.
At 18:55 on April 14, 2010, Scarlett said…
Em - read second post first :)
At 18:55 on April 14, 2010, Scarlett said…
notes continued..

Bush beans good with beetroot seedlings.

Try snowpeas or leeks or dill in with the celery (need trellis for snowpeas).

Try basil or silverbeet in that empty socket - it will grow tall enough to reach light (make sure dripper is on).

Try chives under bay tree? Or bush beans.

Everything looks like it has enough food. If anything starts to look pale make compost tea (colour of weak tea) and water with that every fortnight or so (until it comes good). Can also top dress with compost if you like (whenever there's a gap - 5-10cm is good) - this prevents need for liquid fertilisers. About twice a year is good.

You could grow garlic in the chilli pot whilst it's not doing much.

That tomato didn't look happy. Might be dodgy genetics by the look of the bay tree. If you want a tomato, recommend you get a fresh pot with amazing soil and don't grow anything else in there. Consider planting some alyssum (eg base of bay tree or turmeric or chilli) to see if it keeps the aphids away (attracts hover wasps - but will they make it up there!?)

Get frilly looseleaf style lettuces - pick outer leaves, cut and come again. Not hearting ones ;) Plant one hand width apart.
At 18:55 on April 14, 2010, Scarlett said…
Hey Em
OK, notes on your balcony garden

That parsley is fine - not pale which is the primary indicator of magnesium deficiency. Otherwise a sprinkling of dolomite would be the go - but I don't think it needs it. Also i think that's thrip damage, not white fly, and I wouldn't worry about it at all - it's very mild, the plants will grow past it, and you can't really prevent it.

Turmeric: it will die back for the winter and shoot again about next November. You could plant something else in the pot for the winter - eg basil, bush beans, leeks, silverbeet. Or you could put the pot aside somewhere and put another one there -maybe plant native raspberry.

Don't forget try turning the top drippers up a bit if you're losing the oregano etc.. Maybe put a rosemary up there as well?

Try putting a mirror against the glass behind the mini garden at the bottom to improve the light for that socket that's too dark (where the mint escaped from)?

Chives. Normal chives. A clump of those is always good. Try as companion plant for strawberries?

Coriander. With the bok choy or the lettuce.

Also a good guild = lettuce seedlings and then sprinkle carrot and spring onion seeds. Can also sprinkle this over the parsley.

Rocket best by itself.
At 9:41 on February 20, 2009, Scarlett said…
stupid weird interface - I couldn't write a message on that seed film thing i sent. might make a good film night?
At 11:17 on May 20, 2008, Scarlett said…
woo! thought they were in new farm park. would love to go to lord howe, amazing.
thanks for climate change forum on the weekend, i really enjoyed it. georgia potter was amazing, ian lowe excellent value.
yes- absolutely this could get spruiked at the relocalisation thing - but i will be in melbourne. can someone else do it? would be fantastic...!
At 13:03 on May 16, 2008, Emma Rose said…
Maisie is lucky - but them there trees with my boys are on Lord Howe - 75% of the island is untouched - amazing trees on that place. here's a thought... you should get people to sign up to this as part of the relocalisation thing next weekend.
At 13:00 on May 16, 2008, Scarlett said…
hello you're online too :)
At 12:54 on May 16, 2008, Scarlett said…
thanks Emma
Hey, Maisie and I were climbing in those same trees this morning :)
My bananas are flowering and i've got crazy new birds coming for the nectar - blue faced honeyeaters, and they're completely larrikin. I'll try to get a photo up, they rock.
At 12:06 on May 15, 2008, Scarlett said…
Hi Emma
I've started a section in the discussion forum called websites to visit - it might be good to put your sites up there too

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