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by Shirley Henderson
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Understanding: Landscape Hydrology
Replies: 33
Views: 13072

Re: Understanding: Landscape Hydrology

HI Duane, I will be passing this info around. More and more people that I speak with have heard of Peter and are very interested in his work. Where I work in Campbelltown NSW they have started using rocks and plants in waterways and drains to attempt to restore natural functioning systems. I am very...
by Shirley Henderson
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Understanding: Landscape Hydrology
Replies: 33
Views: 13072

Re: Understanding: Landscape Hydrology

That is fantasic! Its been a along time since I have visited the NSF site but I am also working with communities and projects now (with funding) and this is a real inspiration. Who is Ian Sutton? Sorry if I have missed info about him. What do you think of the weir Duane? Its working well but the wat...
by Shirley Henderson
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: African Love Grass -any sollutions?
Replies: 17
Views: 12351

Re: African Love Grass -any sollutions?

A link to some trials on sugar. http://www.csu.edu.au/herbarium/woodlandweb/restoration/sweet_end_to_weeds.htm Some interesting trials with sugar. Doses are not refined and mollasses is a cheaper alternative. I have seen the results of these trails and although it did not increase native grasses, it...
by Shirley Henderson
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk
Replies: 15
Views: 10209

Re: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk

Hard work! Im going to be trialing sugar or mollasses as done by a few others. I will let you know how it goes. Apparently the tussock grows due to low calcium in the soil and the weeds grow to correct imbalances. The weeds create sugar (especially the thistles as stated by PA) and the sugar improve...
by Shirley Henderson
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: African Love Grass -any sollutions?
Replies: 17
Views: 12351

Re: African Love Grass -any sollutions?

http://www.naturalsequencefarming.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=812&p=3220&hilit=calcium#p3220 If you can follow or copy and paste this link, it will take you to another intersting topic on the forum about soil. I believe that African Lovegrass can be an indicator of low calcium so impr...
by Shirley Henderson
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk
Replies: 15
Views: 10209

Re: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk

How about some goats or other animals to assist with controlling the vegetation you dont want while they also contribute some fertility?
by Shirley Henderson
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: oak trees
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

Re: oak trees

HI Rose,
There are many poisonous plants and the animals seem to only eat them when there is no alternative. As Peter describes in his books
“PA. The essential role of inedible plants in the environment is to create fertility for edible plants.
And more…page 90 ‘Back from the Brink.’ “
by Shirley Henderson
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 41013

Re: The War on Willows

Duane, I am very annoyed at the money being wasted on weed removal. I have found that money is allocated and must be spent on it. I have put forward ideas for landcare using the money allocated and am told NO it has to be spent on weed removal . Worst of all it is NOT neccessary and time frames for ...
by Shirley Henderson
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Carbon Debate
Topic: Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut
Replies: 4
Views: 2637

Re: Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut

The thing to watch for here is conditions. They may be imposed and NOT suit NSF. I would like for this to be a positive but it may need some guidance in regards to management. A great direction but be wary of WHO has control! :|
by Shirley Henderson
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Allelopathy
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Allelopathy

There are many alleopathic plants, Eucs, Casuarinas, Callistemon to name a few. If you are attempting the no dig garden you can include newspaper, straw, scraps any organic matter. Green is nitrogen, wood is carbon. Wood in soil draws nitrogen from the soil. So add nitrogen. Loose open piles of orga...
by Shirley Henderson
Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Links that may interest friends of NSF
Topic: Real Restoration allows natural processes
Replies: 0
Views: 3417

Real Restoration allows natural processes

Features Can we restore the rainforests? By John Pickrell ABC Environment | 8 Mar 2011 Humans can recreate destroyed rainforests, but the question is whether they ever live up to the original. Credit: iStockphoto. As the world recognises the value - both financial and intangible - of rainforests, ef...
by Shirley Henderson
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Save Tarwyn Park from mining in the Bylong Valley
Topic: The Gas Rush- Four Corners
Replies: 4
Views: 3817

Re: The Gas Rush- Four Corners

That was an amazing eye opener. I had no idea what was happening and now I DO! This is not just an issue for those farmers this is an issue for ALL of Australia. We should all do what we can to stop this blatent disregard for the environment. I have grave fears for the damage being done to the Arter...
by Shirley Henderson
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION
Replies: 16
Views: 12135

Re: WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS DAM LOCATION

Why not have both? Start your NSF contours or storage up high and keep your lower dam for your immediate needs.
by Shirley Henderson
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Eminent Scientist seeks possible Flood Mitigation solution
Replies: 3
Views: 2797

Re: Eminent Scientist seeks possible Flood Mitigation soluti

For those of us in Australia that live in the greener areas, have a thought for those that do not. Below is a photo from 1989 WA "A bush corridor". ??? I think we can do better than that! http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj114/shirleyhenderson/Macarthur%20Australian%20Native%20Plant%20So...

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