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Those who have been to visit my garden will know how much I've been enjoying having the time to garden since winding down my business so I can work from home. Well, no more, or not for a while anyway.

I have put my hand up as the Labor candidate in Aspley for the coming state election. It is supposedly a very safe seat for the LNP.

The thought of how much irreversable damage that three more years of letting mining interests rule would do to the environment in Queensland was the final straw for me.At this stage in my life, this is the best contribution I can make to the fight.

I think as mainly organic gardeners we are reminded every day how interconnected life is, whether it's what you shouldn't do - you can't just dump spoils in wetlands and pretend it doesn't affect anything else - or what you should do like nurturing the soil, encouraging diversity, complementary planting, considering microclimates, etc. And the principles behind this way of thinking works with people as much as it does with plants.

Here is my website and facebook for anyone who is interested

Any assistance is welcome even just liking or sharing the facebook helps.

Thanks to those how have already shown their support.

I'll not be at the January garden visit for obvious reasons but hope to catch up in February.


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Comment by Rob Walter on February 4, 2015 at 7:43

I'll grab it if no one else will, although I'm not sure when I'll next be in your neck of the woods.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 4, 2015 at 4:45

Is Reverse Garbage interested in it?

Comment by GayleD on February 3, 2015 at 23:53

Hello all,

It's clear up time and I have rolls of bunting - heavy plastic 80cb wide - not sure how long on the roll. It's destined for the bin unless it is of use to anyone for lining raised beds or similar.


Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 1, 2015 at 7:41

A great night for sanity and perhaps a realisation that there are more aspects to life than the budget bottom line.

Comment by Lissa on February 1, 2015 at 6:40

Gayle - you really gave the LNP's a run for their money. Well done! What comes next for you now? Bit of a rest or is there more work to do?

Comment by Lissa on January 15, 2015 at 5:12

That website for enrolments search is currently "doing maintenance" Gayle - I will have to check it out later. The second one from Elaine won't allow me to use the interactive map - something to do with Firefox - and the static map doesn't show streets at the boundary which is where I live. Not to worry. I'm in Pine Rivers I know that much.

Comment by Rob Walter on January 14, 2015 at 8:53

The magic of the Westminster system - the government tries to implement something undemocratic and the public service "interprets" it. I think the Electoral Commission sees part of its job as making sure that as many people can vote as possible, and they do what is required to make that happen.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 14, 2015 at 7:35

Anyone can go here: and check their enrolment. That will tell you each electorate for each level of government.

Comment by GayleD on January 14, 2015 at 7:35

If you go here  you can check your enrolment and it will tell you which local, state and federal electorate you are in.
There is a lot of information on the ECQ site and even though a lot of people are saying the rolls are closed so young ones who didn't get in on time will miss out, you can enrol right up to 30th January.  It just means you aren't on the printed lists so have to do a declaration vote when you go to the booths

Politicians schmoozing and using people for photo ops?

Comment by Lissa on January 14, 2015 at 4:56

Perhaps not Aspley - might be on the border with Everton. Without a map showing my electorate it's hard to tell exactly.

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