Category Archive: Current Events

Gardening In ‘New Summer’

October 2007 is the month that Tim Flannery, Australian of the Year, advised that in 2005 the concentration of CO2 equivalent in the atmosphere passed 450 ppm. Also this month a German study… Continue reading

On The Price Of Bananas

Do you buy imported Chiquita bananas? Bananas are so easy to grow organically at home we only really need buy Australian farmed bananas when our own plants are out of season. Chiquita bananas… Continue reading

Qld’s Leadership Crisis Fuels Water Emergency

Residents in SE Qld have every right to be frightened about the likelihood that they will run out of drinking water early in 2008 if we don’t get sufficient rain. The drought is… Continue reading

On The Brink

Another hot, windy, intensely sunny day in Brisbane. I’m getting used to watering whilst holding an umbrella because with low humidity and few clouds the UV is really extreme. The rainwater tank has… Continue reading

Speech To Aussies Sustaining Australia

Good evening I acknowledge that this is aboriginal land and I hope that the gathering here can help to forward reconciliation by caring for this land as well as the aboriginal people did.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Oil, Rust, Heat And Global Crises

Four days ago (the 8.8.06) British Petroleum closed Prudhoe Bay, the largest oilfield in the USA. BP’s public relations claim that this was due to ‘corroding pipelines’. No one gets nervous when you… Continue reading

Poisoned Food And Poisoned Soil

Found this at ABC News Online Last Update: Tuesday, August 1, 2006. 8:00am (AEST). Police investigate crop contamination Police have set up a major incident room in Bowen in north Queensland to investigate… Continue reading

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