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by brettmtl
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: A Total Lack of Understanding how the MDBS works
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

It is no great surprise. This mindset is what has created the current problems. They see our rivers as irrigation channels, that must be clear and flowing. The local creek where I live is concreted, so symbolic of the way nature has been viewed. It is like manicured gardens, where everything is so n...
by brettmtl
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Salinity
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Hi Colin, It depends on the area, as a landscaper I have seen flat areas of suburbia salted, parts of Geelong. But I think it could be to do with there being at least some trees in most gardens and nature strips. I am sure Peter talks about salt in surburban areas. Melbourne's east in parts has deep...
by brettmtl
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23279

Thanks Duane, Sounds like an interesting previous life You are right, there are many options for plant selection. I will gather as many seed types as possible and see which ones can adapt. I might need to reseed a few times for some of the more fragile species to germinate. I went to property on the...
by brettmtl
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 69179

wattle it be?

Hi Ian,

Well done, you have got a lot of things happening.

Have you considered an Acacia. Some of these are short lived, around 7 years and fix nitrogen into the soil. In Victoria, Black wattle, Acacia mearnsii, is well known as a pioneering species. I am sure you would have something similar.
by brettmtl
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23279

rainforest

Your on the ball Duane. I didn't see or hear the part where they say 1m is the optimal depth, or have you heard that from other sources? I understand what you mean about the contour of the land and even though it looks dead flat there is a slight slope, I will need to survey or view some detailed ma...
by brettmtl
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 69179

That is great news Ian and as always, thanks for your unbridled update.

Just don't fully chew off Peter's ear.lol

ps. Does Peter ever get to Victoria
by brettmtl
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23279

Pure simplified genius

Duane thank you so much. That pretty much sums up my vision. It is pure brilliance and I have already watched it twice. Come to think of it, it was after reading some of Bill Mollison's, Permaculture books that got me thinking along these lines. I will have to check out some of those other videos on...
by brettmtl
Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23279

Re: A blank canvas

Hi Ian thanks a lot for your friendly welcome and I have been reading your updates with great interest. It sounds like you are achieving wonderful results. You certainly are right that I couldn't get much more of a blank canvass and that is why I bought it. :D The canal system is a dream I had when ...
by brettmtl
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23279

Image

This is a photo of the land.
by brettmtl
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 23279

Flat land

Hi everyone, this is my first post and I am very thrilled to have found this forum and Peter Andrews is one of my heroes. I recently bought 84 acre of land in north/central Victoria. It is dead flat, not a tree on it and when I bought it, not a blade of grass due to it being heavily grazed with shee...