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Growing local

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 Elaine de Saxe on January 11, 2015 at 11:12

Elaine and I are right behind you Gayle. We are in a different division, but the same principles apply.

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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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