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by Angela Helleren
Thu May 07, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: An extract from Beyond the Brink
Replies: 3
Views: 3924

Thanks for the link Sheilan...makes a lot of sense. Though I couldn't help think at the time of the fires...perhaps if all the water needed to put out the fires had been used to hydrate the land/growth before, we may have escaped much of the damage and loss of life. The heat on that day alone (not i...
by Angela Helleren
Thu May 07, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Congratulations to Peter Andrews for having written BFTB
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

We pollute the air, our soils and waterways...why would anyone consider humans have anything to do with global warming? Peter was featured on an ABC's Catalyist programme the same night a feature was done on Olympic Dam Sth Aust. Ironically, Peter's environmental project site was being put through r...
by Angela Helleren
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bracken Fern Control - Should I/Shouldnt I - What do I do??
Replies: 14
Views: 9974

Marni, Adrian's suggestion sounds a practical address of Duane's No.3. you need to raise the fertility with organic matter, manure anything. If the feed is placed above the low fertility areas, the cattle leave their grateful deposits which with the following rains distribute nutrients to the land b...
by Angela Helleren
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 69232

Ian wrote - but if there's one thing I've learnt, it's "not all that glitters is gold"....sometimes its shiny green leaves! :D You'll get no argument from me on that statement! Ian, I'm sure your neighbour was very grateful for the extra hands provided to cover his fertiliser. Which reminded me of t...
by Angela Helleren
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 69232

It's always interesting to read your reports Ian. Sounds like you will be very busy over the next year designing the landscape for 200,000 trees and all those wonderful sleepers headed your way. Brilliant lateral thinking Jodie! If my memory serves me right, my brother and his wife planted 500 trees...
by Angela Helleren
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23304

Well done Brett. Hope you will share more photos over the coming months and years. It already looks cool...er than a year ago! I found this permaculture series on youtube very interesting and well presented. Permaculture and NSF go hand in hand to fix our folly. Part 2-3 touches on Victoria's salt p...
by Angela Helleren
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Lake Eyre is filling...and springing to life!
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Lake Eyre is filling...and springing to life!

Thought I'd draw your attention to this good news piece from the ABC site.
Queensland's flood waters have finally arrived in Lake Eyre. I had no idea Lake Eyre covers 1/6 of the continent .

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/200 ... 502033.htm

Cheers!
by Angela Helleren
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: In the wake of the terrible fires, I couldn't sleep.
Replies: 2
Views: 2865

Full speech Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry Tony Burke Transcript of speech in House of Representatives Motion of condolence: Victorian bushfires 12 February 2009 E&OE SUBJECT: Victorian bushfires, impact on farmers, Exceptional Circumstances drought assistance, Caring for our Country...
by Angela Helleren
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 37653

Thanks for you very interseting posts, Mondo45 and Foxdale. Personally, I suspect there are some people getting a financial kick back for promoting the use of these chemicals. In the US there have been several instances, over the years, where the FDA has approved various products despite great healt...
by Angela Helleren
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Letters to Government about NSF
Topic: Update from Canberra
Replies: 4
Views: 4819

Duane,

Has anyone from the meeting taken the time to visit a NSF site?

If not, keep at them...the squeeky wheel gets the oil and in light of recent fires and floods there's no better time to remind them of the solutions Peter has to offer.

Cheers Angie
by Angela Helleren
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Victorian Fires
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Duane - An interesting article but as Premier Brumby is a born and bred country boy (as with PM Rudd), I'm more confident that he will be very hands on in his approach, not merely delegating or simply relying on a Royal Commission, in order to appear to be doing. I was thinking of all the lost feed ...
by Angela Helleren
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Far Flung Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

As far as possible we must ensure it never happens again! first and foremost what of the friends and supporters of NSF, not only in Vic, but also ,of course in the other areas of Australia suffering fires at the moment. If anyone is living in these area, what difference, if any, did NSF make? I wou...
by Angela Helleren
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Victorian Fires
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

The loss of one life is too many,
but to lose so many is numbing.
To be so near and yet feel so far
The support from a far is comforting.


I never doubt the Australian spirit that binds us all.
by Angela Helleren
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bio Char
Replies: 12
Views: 3718

While reading Duane's link to Stock and Land - The Farmer Wizards of OZ, I saw this link to a 3 page article on Biochar. http://sl.farmonline.com.au/news/state/agribusiness-and-general/general/why-biochar/1419941.aspx I don't know about biochar, ( I was hopeless in science class in my school years) ...
by Angela Helleren
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13635

Novaris - I'm not a farmer but years ago my grandparents farmed less than 100 acres in the hot red earth near Gawler in Sth Aust. Their main bread and butter money was from almonds and roses, but they also had turkey's, a small number of pigs, chooks a couple of horses and a few cattle. Nana used to...