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by andy
Tue May 10, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Latest NEWS
Topic: CONCLUSION: Episode 2 of Australian Story this MOnday 11th May 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 6781

Re: CONCLUSION: Episode 2 of Australian Story this MOnday 11th May 2015

Hi Duane, maybe I'm naïve, but does this article on " The Age" website have any bearing on Tarwyn Park's future? read below cheers Andy http://www.theage.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/paddocks-protected-in-blow-to-coal-miners-20160510-gorszv.html " Landowners in the Southern Hi...
by andy
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 36986

Re: 'Controlling' Weeds

Hi All, It is amazing how reading Peter's books and following NSF can change your view on many aspects of life. I live in suburbia, and even my approach to growing vegies has changed. I let weeds proliferate in my patch and then chop them up and add all sorts of grass clippings, and find I can grow ...
by andy
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: The Untrained Environmentalist
Replies: 9
Views: 5150

Re: The Untrained Environmentalist

I read about John Fenton's place " Lanark" more than 20 years ago. The striking thing about the before photo of Lanark was that it resembled an environmentally bankrupt dustbowl. His use of exotic trees is particularly interesting. Putting aside reveg for economical or conservation's sake ...
by andy
Sun May 17, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Latest NEWS
Topic: CONCLUSION: Episode 2 of Australian Story this MOnday 11th May 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 6781

Re: CONCLUSION: Episode 2 of Australian Story this MOnday 11th May 2015

Hi Duane, i just wanted to qualify what i wrote last night, sleep deprived and bleary eyed ( we have a baby ). If there is any anger or frustration, it is directed at multi nationals who can come in, buy up and develop. Also frustrated that our own governments seem oblivious to the priceless heritag...
by andy
Sat May 16, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Latest NEWS
Topic: CONCLUSION: Episode 2 of Australian Story this MOnday 11th May 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 6781

Re: CONCLUSION: Episode 2 of Australian Story this MOnday 11th May 2015

Hi Duane, Episode 1 & 2 made for some sobering viewing. Emotions ranged from disbelief to anger and frustration. These feelings must surely be shared by thousands of people who follow NSF and are deeply passionate about it's future? just read article out of "The Age" newspaper. "A...
by andy
Tue May 01, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Links that may interest friends of NSF
Topic: Return to Wooleen
Replies: 1
Views: 3566

Return to Wooleen

Check out the latest Australian Story episode, about farmer David Pollock, farming in the Murchison Ranges in WA. An update to a previous episode about 8 weeks ago. Peter Andrews makes an appearance also. The latest episode was Monday 30th April "Return to Wooleen" Here's the link http://w...
by andy
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Links that may interest friends of NSF
Topic: An Australian Story episode of interest
Replies: 0
Views: 3166

An Australian Story episode of interest

Hi there, i thought this latest episode of "Australian Story", might be of interest. The episode title is "Half a Million acres " and aired on ABC on Monday 5th March 2012. It is about a farmer in the Mulga Shrublands of the Southern Rangelands of WA. He is using ponding banks an...
by andy
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: After the flood, what for the waterways?
Replies: 5
Views: 4760

Re: After the flood, what for the waterways?

That link to Dr. Michael Kravcik's blog is a beauty! It is a great visual explanation of water cycling that even i can understand. I remember first reading about the short water cycle and the value of dew in the book "The Greening of the Hill", by Horace Webber. The story of Broken Hill, w...
by andy
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Carbon Debate
Topic: Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut
Replies: 4
Views: 3159

Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut

According to an Age newspaper article ( The Age, Saturday 5th March 2011 ), climate change adviser Ross Garnaut has released his latest update paper, "Transforming rural land use".( sorry, i couldnt find a link available ) In the article, he is qouted as saying, " This could really ta...
by andy
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: CSIRO on the Willow Warpath
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Re: CSIRO on the Willow Warpath

good point. Also,If this wet continues in the Eastern half of Australia, we will be needing all the root systems there are to keep any riverbanks and soil intact. It's got me buggered how anyone can accurately measure evaporation etc under trees on a riverbank. Wouldn't you need decades of data?? Th...
by andy
Mon May 31, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: A key to understanding NSF
Replies: 24
Views: 9408

Hi all, i found the following site ( links to a pdf from a stream management conference from a couple of years back) http://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/news/events/5asm/docs/proceedings/Hillemacher_Martin_151.pdf It is research about valley chokes in the Upper Wimmera catchment in Victoria. It caug...
by andy
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: WONS: New native weed- Eucalyptus
Replies: 41
Views: 23842

wons

Hi all, thought I'd dip my toe in the water. A great read on this blog has been the transcript of Major Mitchell's exploits, and his description of the landscape. Utterly fascinating. As far as native vs non native, i am starting to understand how much current government policy is so at odds with ns...

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