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Help Identifying Fruiting Trees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jul 21, 2013. 5 Replies

A long shot but was wondering if anyone could help identify these fruiting trees that we have lost the labels for.…Continue

Chick weed driving me crazy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jun 4, 2011. 13 Replies

We have quite large vegie gardens, I am battling what I think is chickweed, it keeps coming up everywhere, if I plant seeds it comes up with them and there are millions literally, have tried heavy…Continue

Send Email to Help Save Our Bees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shirley Mar 1, 2011. 2 Replies

I saw this on another web site and thought if as many people as possible took some action maybe the government will have a re-think! There is an email link at the bottom for you to fill in and…Continue

Kefir Grains

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3gh53iwn0su6j Jul 26, 2010. 9 Replies

I recently obtained some milk Kefir grains and have them happily growing in a jar in the kitchen.  Does anyone else grow Kefir that can give me any tips on looking after it and uses.  I have had a…Continue


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Some Healthy Juices

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 12:00 5 Comments

Now the citrus in our garden is right for picking we are enjoying fresh juices every day, hoping to keep away the colds and flu's that are going around.

This one is orange and the last of the dragon fruit.

Orange, pawpaw and banana, yum…


Look what I adopted on the weekend :)

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 9:15 6 Comments

I adopted these two adorable little creatures on the weekend.  We had an old hutch so dusted it off and it was ready to go.  We have also made a small (crow proof) pen that we are going to put them in during the day so they can he keep the grass down a little in our orchard, our plan is to move it around daily, hopefully it may cut down on a little of the mowing.



New Lavender Soap

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 21:30 7 Comments

I made another batch of soap last night, lavender, using lavender essential oil and organic lavender flowers, smells divine, the hardest part now is to wait the month for it to dry before it can be used. I have started a blog so there are more photos on there…


Tomatoes & Revitalized Herbs

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 7:39 12 Comments

Here is a dish of tomatoes I picked yesterday, I haven't grown this variety before but had heard it was the best for the Brisbane climate, great not stung by fruit fly, nice size, I will definitely be growing the Tommy Toe's again.  I also tidied up all my herb pots, new potting mix and a couple replaced.  I am very happy with the days effort:)… Continue

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At 15:10 on December 30, 2012, Nancy Kent said…

Hello Shirley,

Thanks for becoming friends on Brisbane Local Food

At 11:13 on March 20, 2012, Tim Auld said…

Hi Shirley,

There seem to be fewer niches in the top bar hive for beetles to hide and lay their eggs. I build a trap for the beetles and their larvae under my hives as well. It seems to help but is not a guaranteed solution if you get unlucky with beetle pressure. There is a lure you can use to trap the larvae when they get out of control but I'm waiting for someone to send me the recipe.

Cheers, Tim

At 10:10 on January 30, 2012, Beelarong Community Farm said…

Hi Shirley-Alison,

thanks for the friend request. I'll try and keep our upcoming workshops up to date on the Brisbane local food site.

Cheers, Judith

At 8:47 on October 28, 2010, Elaine de Saxe said…
Thank you for the friend request, S-A :-) There's a lot of info floating about on this GM debacle ... I get a weekly newsletter from Food Freedom in the States: it concerns raw milk too and other local food issues. - Have a great week - Elaine
At 12:09 on March 8, 2010, Linda Brennan said…
Hi Alison
I am running a permaculture series starting this weekend coming (Saturday 13 March) at Roma Street Parkland. The first of the series of 3 workshops will be covering the introduction to permaculture and design and the following workshops later in the year will cover the remained of the permaculture course. The difference is that what I offer is an adapted version suitable for those of us living in the suburbs. We will still cover the key permaculture areas though.
Would you like to be part of the action?
Let me know . You can call me if you like 3349 2962
At 12:15 on March 3, 2010, Linda Brennan said…
Hi Alison
The cost for the Permaculture workshops is $65 per workshop or $185 per series of three. SIngificantly cheaper than doing a live-in permaculture course but just as fun. I'll send you a brochure if you like??
At 13:02 on February 8, 2010, Florence said…
Hi Alison, welcome to the site. Of course you can come to the garden visit, I see you already had accepted the invitation to the GV, so when I send out my address closer to the date, you should receive it.
At 11:59 on February 8, 2010, Donna said…
Welcome to Brisbane Local Food! You may be interested in joining the 'Group' Brisbane Seed Savers, there is a Discussion for swapping seed at the February Garden Visit.

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