Category Archives: SoilCare

15 June 2016 12:27pm – Greening Ethiopia

Wow! Well done! Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

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31 May 2016 6:28pm – Keyhole Garden With Composter

What a brilliant idea!

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25 May 2016 11:07am – Zone 1 Permaculture

This is a great little summary of permaculture in Zone 1, the vegie/herb patch, the most frequented and arguably the most productive of the zones. It doesn’t need a large space, or even good soil; it can be done in … Continue reading

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11 May 2016 6:05pm – Prairie vs Lawn

Although aimed at a US audience, this article has a lot of relevance over here too. Why prairies matter and lawns don’t

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27 April 2016 6:40am – Hugelkulture Forest

Interesting concept. Using Hugelkulture on a larger, forest scale.

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22 April 2016 2:18pm – Urban Food Street

Urban Food Street, in Buderim, is in the news! What I wouldn’t give to live in a place like this; it would be a dream come true. Anyone interested in starting our own? Food Street: Feeding off the kerbside and … Continue reading

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24 March 2016 1:59pm – The Great Decomposers: Fungi and Mould

Mycology is a fascinating topic. Most of the plants in the world rely on their partnerships with fungal species to obsorb nutrients and moisture, particularly in less-than-ideal conditions, including those most flamboyant members of the plant-world, orchids – a lot … Continue reading

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21 March 2016 9:09am – International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests Apparently it’s International Day of Forests! And I case you need to be reminded of why we need forests, here’s 21 reasons: 21 reasons why forests are important

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17 March 2016 11:42am – Clover

Happy St Paddy’s Day everyone! And to celebrate, plant some clover! No, really! Its a great multi-use plant: it’s a nitrogen-fixer/legume so adds nitrogen to your soil, acting as a natural fertiliser (if you have it in your lawn it … Continue reading

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15 March 2016 7:10am – Using Newspapers

Interesting article on the use of newspaper and cardboard in your gardens and whether the components are ‘safe’. I personally collect newspapers for specifically this purpose. I find them useful for sheet mulching before laying down a new garden bed … Continue reading

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