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by Angela Helleren
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Mulching Gardens
Replies: 16
Views: 9548

Last week was a sizzler here in Melbourne and my veggies looked rather stressed. Tomatoe leaves curling inward, cucumber leaves layed out flat on the ground, capsicum leaves were drooped to their sides as if trying to make themselves a small target for the burning sun and hot winds. So I decided to ...
by Angela Helleren
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Mulching Gardens
Replies: 16
Views: 9548

I've used organic sugar cane mulch on my home veggie gardens this year. It's certainly helped to keep the weeds (cooch) from taking over. I hadn't bothered growing veggies for the previous two years and the beds looked like raised lawn. The break probably did the soil some good but the truth is I wa...
by Angela Helleren
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: PM Rudds Office "Never heard of NSF and Peter Andrews
Replies: 5
Views: 4273

I heard a news report that Mr David Epstein has taken up a new job with Qantas. Maybe his replacement is worth a try. :wink:

Cheers Angie
by Angela Helleren
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Can brown coal be put to better use?
Replies: 2
Views: 4521

Sorry Colin but I don't agree with your wish for nuclear power. Apart from the fact that uranium deposits will be exhausted in 20 years, nuclear has the dirtiest radioactive waste material of all. After 50 years the US nuclear industry is still unable to find a suitable means to store the waste for ...
by Angela Helleren
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Can brown coal be put to better use?
Replies: 2
Views: 4521

Can brown coal be put to better use?

An ABC TV report last night (may have been on Stateline) showed scientists have been trying to find better ways to extract water from brown coal ... I missed most of the segment but was surprised that there was such a high moisture content so I did a little research. What is Brown Coal? Coal is form...
by Angela Helleren
Sat May 17, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: One mans weed another mans pasture
Replies: 22
Views: 9478

My Mum use to have a small worm farm under her carport. She would takeout some of the castings and break down with water before putting it on her garden. Hers worm farm was commercially made and I think there were several boxed layers sitting on top of each other that were rotated as the worms migra...
by Angela Helleren
Thu May 01, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: One mans weed another mans pasture
Replies: 22
Views: 9478

Thanks for sharing your 'worm pee' experiment with us Ian. Fascinating, even to a city slicker like me. :D I did a google on Urea and found this article also interesting. Under the section Soil Application etc is this paragraph - When a urea particle dissolves, the area around it becomes a zone of h...
by Angela Helleren
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: 2020 Summit- Full list-NO prizes for coming second
Replies: 5
Views: 8254

Thanks Duane. As a member of GetUp, I too received an email. I have left a very brief message under the Water Conservation section. I hope many others will take the time to get the NSF message out there to the wider community and the 2020 Summit. Those who have formed Chapters, those who have seen t...
by Angela Helleren
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: 2020 Summit- Full list-NO prizes for coming second
Replies: 5
Views: 8254

I decided to write to Senator Penny Wong and Mike Kelly MP, and let them know about NSF benefits and my disappointment to find Peter Andrews and his many years of experience, had missed out on the Summit list. I also thought while I was at it, I would inform them that communitys are forming their ow...
by Angela Helleren
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Would you like Peter to address your group?
Topic: We organised an Event and many came.
Replies: 6
Views: 5989

Well done Ian!
You must have had quite a time getting ready after the stormy weather. Pleased to hear things went so well . Did someone manage to take pictures of your work?

All the best Ang
by Angela Helleren
Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 69231

Hope the day goes well for you all! :lol:
by Angela Helleren
Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Gamba Grass??
Replies: 9
Views: 4062

Gamba Grass??

I came across this article on ABC internet site and wondered why ban or burn ... couldn't it be slashing for feed or mulch ?

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2007/s2205122.htm
by Angela Helleren
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: You need to see this!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 6113

I saw a documentary recently from North America (can't remember exactly where) but it was about a road kill crew who collect the dead animals from the side of the roads (traffic hazard), return to depot and toss on a huge compost heap. Within a few months, a rich blood and bone mix. :D Colin, my law...
by Angela Helleren
Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Natural sequence principals attempted in small garden
Replies: 14
Views: 5102

While it may be disappointing/frustration, to have so many changes of staff at the school....looking to the positive....your garden may inspire them to carried out similar projects at their new schools. Keep them updated on the progress... As schools and sporting clubs across the nation, are being e...