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Dave Riley's Blog – August 2016 Archive (2)

Recycling Ways & Means

The only garbage that leaves our kitchen via the front door are those items that can't be eaten by either chooks, worms or their friendlies.

Any big item with a dead animal background -- if not fed to the dogs (or the chooks sometimes) -- is buried outback. 

The scrap bin that accepts all the chopped leftovers from food prep, is emptied into the chook…

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Added by Dave Riley on August 31, 2016 at 23:59 — 18 Comments

in Production and Gallery

We're away on another branch of the garden adventure.

You'll note the 'ground covers'-gone wild. I hack a space in that jungle to plant out seedlings and use the cut stuff as mulch.

The Compost Corral (that's the right spelling!) is…

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Added by Dave Riley on August 17, 2016 at 22:00 — 8 Comments

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GrowVetiver

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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