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Archive for April, 2013


Organic Worm Tea reduces insect attack in Aquaponics

 I always comment that the number one secret to Aquaponics is compost worms in the grow beds to reduce maintenance and to help plant function. But have you ever sprayed your plants leaves with worm tea to create healthier plants? Worm tea is easy to make at home and has the following benefits: • Worm […]

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Hunter Organic Growers Society- Aquaponics Open Day

Last weekend I learnt that i can comfortably  fit 50 people into my small backyard. I opened my backyard by request to Hunter Organic Growers Society and saw a flood of interest in my fish, yabbies, veges and Aquaponics ways. Most people had not seen Aquaponics in action and the day was filled with questions […]

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International Permaculture Day is on again- May 5th 2013

Thought you may like to appreciate that International Permaculture day is almost on us again for another year. May 5th 2013. Although Aquaponics can stand alone as a super vegetable growing system, a successful balanced Aquaponics system uses many of the same permaculture design elements. This annual event is a great day filled with education and passionate […]

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How do we reform global industrial agriculture?

Food for thought- Whats water doing? How can we assist our planets water resources? The introduction of fossil fuels into agriculture reduced much human suffering around the world — but it also created a massive spike in global population, creating an ever-growing need for more food. While our population continues to grow exponentially in every country, […]

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Lake Macquarie City Council Environmental Activities, grants etc April- May 2013

Make your own backyard  habitat – free  workshop Saturday 20 April,  1-3pm Learn about the importance  of backyard habitat for local native animals, and discover how to create a frog  pond and possum nest box in your own  backyard. Location:  Landcare Resource Centre, Corner of Toronto  Roadand  Five Islands Road,  Teralba Bookings essential to Lake  […]

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A garden in the ghetto generate food Gardens, build communities

This film below tells the story of a South Los Angeles edible garden planted in a surprising spot. Ron Finley, its planter, constructed the garden the way he wishes his neighborhood could be. And his vision of repurposing unused open space, like that of many others working together on urban agriculture in our city, should […]

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