Seedsavers In Papua New Guinea II

Email from Michel: “We had an early start at 5.45am to get ready for a trip near to the swamps. It was the first time we took the main highland road. Clay and bumps, but much larger than our Koli stone-paved road. Tiny bit of traffic – mostly police and army. We visited eight families…

Seedsavers In Papua New Guinea

Just received this email from Michel Fanton, relayed by his partner, Jude Fanton, both Co-Founders of the Seed Savers Network in Byron Bay. Michel is currently networking in PNG, one of the many international Seed Saver projects: “Even though the rain is falling on the southern highlands the HF email radio is working. All worked…

Subversion

A fast-food eating city apartment dweller was today caught eating food picked fresh from an organic garden in Bayside Brisbane. “I’m guilty” said Mr Andrews, perpetrator and customer service employee. First it was fresh mulberries warmed by the sun, next out popped some peas and then those really red, sweet cherry tomatoes…”

Rohin’s Organic Botanic Garden

An upcoming story on Gardening Australia will feature Rohin Miles, a Gardener of the Year Award entrant. The story features Rohin, a 20 year old gardener. His passions range from ornamentals, productive and heritage plants, exotics and natives. He’s an apprentice gardener with Tweed Shire Council in the Northern Rivers of NSW. We filmed at…

Vale The ‘Green Revolution’

A busy day in the garden…rain was forecast, so I cut and spread dolomite on George’s Sustainable Lawn, hoping it would wash it in. It didn’t, so I ended up rinsing it in with recycled water. I want it looking OK for this Sunday’s National Sustainable House Day. I knocked up a temporary bamboo screen…

The Drought In Management

Evolving about 350 million years ago, the Australian Lungfish (aka the Queensland Lungfish), Neoceratodus forsteri, represents an ancient animal line, more precious than the Wollemi Pine. Of the six living lungfish species found worldwide, our native species is the most ancient and distinctive. As a child I was fascinated by prehistoric creatures. Instead of fantasising…