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by novaris
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Constructing contour channeling
Replies: 16
Views: 22823

From my reading of Peters books one of the most unique and important aspects of his ideas is how they effect hydrology or the land water cycle. The use of contours and the control of water flow though them is not really fully explored or explained in the two books, it would be great to develop a res...
by novaris
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Working with Pigs to upgrade your land.
Replies: 22
Views: 6591

Yey we love pictures :D
by novaris
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Cavendish, Victoria and alpacas
Replies: 4
Views: 2442

I think it would be worth looking at the info r.e. soil testing here http://www.swep.com.au/pages/home/home.html If you want to go the natural route then it's important that soil analysis be done by an independent laboratory not one linked to chemical companies. if you can balance your soil, rehydra...
by novaris
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Cavendish, Victoria and alpacas
Replies: 4
Views: 2442

Hi Leonie, welcome :D I am interested in your property, why not put some pictures up I am not sure if we can post pictures here but you could always use flicker or some other hosting service and post a link. The pictures might help people make suggestions. What is your rainfall like? Have you done a...
by novaris
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 4975

Sweden has been developing recycling toilets for 30 years, I read somewhere that they are trialing town scale systems at the moment. The preferred method seems to be to separate the urine from the solids at the toilet, urine is relatively easy to recycle and contains about 80% of the nutrients, the ...
by novaris
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13552

A point to take note of regarding hydrating the landscape; if you are down in Melbourne and go to the Dandenong Ranges National Park, their is a walk straight up the hill from the entrance around a gully. One side of the gully is cool temperate rainforest and the other is dry sclerophyl forest. Obv...
by novaris
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Parramatta Grass
Replies: 8
Views: 6023

I have been thinking a lot recently about the way we are taught to think about things. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine I was taught to think about things holistically we see a person as a collection of interacting systems not as a mechanical device. However I find that in many other areas I st...
by novaris
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13552

Re: Write a statement for candobetter

Novaris, James Sinnamon, the owner of candobetter.org , often documents where comments or letters to the editor were knocked back or where the press failed to cover some candidates for elections. We have had some very interesting articles based on this. It is a way of exposing the bias of the press...
by novaris
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: BIODIVERSITY: The key to a healthy ecosystem
Replies: 5
Views: 2483

Duane could you please take some photos and put them up with commentary as examples?
by novaris
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13552

I did post a reply but of course they did not publish it :x
by novaris
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13552

Yes Salisbury started work on their system about then, I guessed that Peters work was constitutional, though I have not seen a direct reference. Regarding the fire problem how do we go about dealing with articles like the following? http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/bushfires-$pd200...
by novaris
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13552

SA is desperately dry yet more deep drainage channels are being dug to control salinity. All they are doing is draining whatever water is in the system to the sea. Meaning SA will get drier and hotter and this will further exacerbate the dry conditions in Victoria. One ray of hope Duane I am confid...
by novaris
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Flat land
Replies: 48
Views: 24576

Hi Brett, I am certainly interested in how you are going and am looking froward to the pics :D
by novaris
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: WATER and its ROLE in the recovery of CLIMATE (a must read)
Replies: 25
Views: 11697

Oh my :shock:
by novaris
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

I like Peters idea of growing trees on the higher parts of land and making use of them to raise nutrients and then allow water to transport them downhill. While this may not go as far as your idea of wet forest it does increase the overall land cover and adds to the climate benefits. I am considerin...