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by CJW
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: WONS: New native weed- Eucalyptus
Replies: 41
Views: 24018

Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help

Thanks for that Duane, A very informative text. Finally had a chance to visit the new project in Nth Viet Nam which has now become a 6 ha plot, over the weekend. I am pleased to report that the small 2,300 sq metre Eucalypt plantation has no larger trunk size than 6 cm diamerer at chest height. Will...
by CJW
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help

Below is a sad little story about Eucalypts, found on the internet when I googled "Eucalyptus Oil Production", complete with spelling mistakes: First introduced to India in 1790 by Tippu Sultan, has, as most non indigenous species introduced from outside of their natural eco system run a-m...
by CJW
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

Informed Debate?

I welcome informed positive debate. However, your post re the so called "Fertile Crescent" does little but provide ample evidence that Peter Andrews advice might well have avoided this region becoming the desertified and hostile environment that it is today. Without the Monoculture wheat f...
by CJW
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help

Well meaning Aus Aid projects appear to be the main reason for so many Gums and Acacias in Viet Nam as well as Laos Cambodia and Thailand. Whilst they do quickly "regreen" the landscape it comes at great cost to bio diversity. Although our 5 ha site has only 1 ha or even less, of Gums, our...
by CJW
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13590

Permaculture/ NSF fusion

Yes Duane, this appears to be the most workable strategy, both here in Viet Nam and anywhere else for that matter. Hoping to include an element of Environmental tourism into the project too. This will I hope, serve to create a short term cash flow and serve the dual purpose of educating both the loc...
by CJW
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help

Thanks for the suggestion Duane, but unfortunately the Vietnamese have a very short horizon when looking to future profits, as most country folk are very poor and look only at where the next meal is coming from. Such large areas are planted out with this weed that it will require a more creative, sh...
by CJW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: ITS ALMOST TIME TO SWITCH OUT THE LIGHTS !
Replies: 14
Views: 5352

CC GW

G'day Duane,
You have misunderstood my reference to CC GW, in that I had no intention if inferring that you might be involved in any way in denialism. I leave this position to another well known blogger who persists on this site.
by CJW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Humidity
Replies: 3
Views: 2966

Water from air

My experience is that if you can create a canopy and closely mimic a jungle environment, you will capture and recycle the moisture in the air without the need of irrigation or special devices with which to do this. As Peter advises, the plants themselves and nature will do all of the work for you. S...
by CJW
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: ITS ALMOST TIME TO SWITCH OUT THE LIGHTS !
Replies: 14
Views: 5352

Great info

Thanks Duane for the enlightened post. Having been involved in the effort to halt water privitisation many years ago with a small conservation group, I am not surprised to see what the outcome of this privatisation has been. Very sad indeed. I'm sorry to have to tell all that the government here in ...
by CJW
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13590

small farm incomes

Greetings David, My last solo part time small farming venture was on less the 2 ha in the Tweed Valley. My gross turnover from this averaged $15,000 per year. The statistical average is, I believe around $5,000 per year per ha. Without the burden of keeping animals, I was away from the property for ...
by CJW
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

Camphor

Hi Shirly, Camphor seeds would be warmly welcomed thanks. Not sure when the seed is dropping, but I will be in Aus (probably Brisbane and NSW Tweed Valley) for the Month of March and can send you an Aus address where they are less likely to vanish in the post. I seem to remember in one of Peter Andr...
by CJW
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Links to NSF Australian Story footage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Aus story footage

Excellent Scott, Saved the links to my favourites and will arrange for management here to sit for a viewing when we can arrange a large screen and schedule a sitting. Great work, thank you so much for your interest and assistance. Will keep all posted on the farming project here as soon as the proje...
by CJW
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Links to NSF Australian Story footage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Links to NSF Australian Story footage?

Greetings all, I know that somewhere one the NSF A Home page is to be found a link that gives access to the ABC Aus story footage of Peter, but I am at a loss to re locate it. Would someone please post the web link to this footage as I'd like to show it to the NGO management here in Viet Nam and it ...
by CJW
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: NSA Website - What would you like to see?
Replies: 12
Views: 4156

web site improvement

It would seem like a good idea to provide clear links to all 3 websites on each of these sites. The forum site somewhat disturbs me. I find it contains too much in the way of political debate/climate change arguments and too little in the way of hands on practical farming information and advice from...
by CJW
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help

Greetings, I am an Aus Aid funded volunteer working in Nth Viet Nam with an NGO that wants to change farming methods to sustainable organics and I am to be managing a 2 to 6 ha farm here that is a victim of the slash and burn and NPK monoculture madness that seems to be a global problem now. The to...