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by novaris
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Hi sheilan, part of the problem is that your link to the fire article has a mistake in it and leads to the front page which is confusing. The correct link should be http://candobetter.org/node/1062 I am not really in a position to judge much of what you comment on but I would tend to agree with the ...
by novaris
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 38606

Re: weed control

Foxdale wrote: Actually does Monsanto have ties to Orica. ????).
As I understand it M_santo does now control all their seed. By the way mentioning trademarked companies by name has led to website forum owners being sued.
by novaris
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 38606

by novaris
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 38606

Angela Helleren wrote:Have you seen the doco, Patient for a Pig ?
Google it's availble to view on the net!
Sorry but I don't seem to be able to find the one you mean do you have a link?
by novaris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 38606

Hi foxdale,

your post made very interesting reading, could you please tell us a bit more about your property? How much land, what you produce, where you see it going etc?

cheers
David
by novaris
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13869

Saffron is hardy plant that grows well in Tasmania apparently it likes cold damp winters and dry warm summers, it should also grow well in Victoria, we are currently growing some small lots to learn more about it. The reason it is so expensive is it only produces 3 stamen per plant once per year, it...
by novaris
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13869

Thanks for the advice Ian, as I mentioned I was raised on a dairy farm but of course my understanding was that of a young lad :? In some respects what you are talking about reminds me of the investment markets, often when we think we see opportunity a random surprise bites you in the rear. I hope 08...
by novaris
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13869

Hi Ian, thanks for your input :) I have followed the info here on your farm, it was an inspiration to me. I hope you will be able to post some updates and new photos of your place at the moment. As I mentioned at the beginning, I am not sure I will be able to do what I would like, I intend to spend ...
by novaris
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13869

If you are in an area where you can grow truffles you should have a look at that, 100-200 acres is plenty. its a gamble that you will only find out if you are a winner or not in 5 years time but if your plantation starts to produce you will be in the $. I am currently experimenting with growing shi...
by novaris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: THE IMMINENT COLLAPSE OF THE GREAT MURRAY DARLING!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4596

But the promise of NSF or permaculture or simply agriculture exceeds restoration, and encompasses mimicry of the highest sustainable systems that nature from time to time accidentally combines to form. I think many times people forget that we are part of nature, we are not somehow separate from it....
by novaris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Water shedding soil
Replies: 12
Views: 4484

In hydrophobic soils, the soil particles are apparently coated with substances that repel water, much like wax. In studies of localized dry spots in turfgrass, the soil particles were found to be coated with a complex organic, acidic material that appeared to be the mycelium (growth structure) of a ...
by novaris
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Would you like Peter to address your group?
Topic: Seymour Alternative Farming Expo
Replies: 1
Views: 5291

Seymour Alternative Farming Expo

I was just wondering if NSF is being represented at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo?
http://www.seymour-expo.com/index.htm
by novaris
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: grazing / cultivation land ???
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

yeah aquaponics sounds like a great idea - i know about it and i actually want to build a big greenhouse on my property and incorporate it into the plan. i hear someone used their swimming pool in the design somewhere - THAT is a great idea. I love aquaponics but I think overall strategies like NSF...
by novaris
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bio Char
Replies: 12
Views: 3796

article also states that the quality of the biochar(as a soil improver)depends on the parent material and for some reason scientists haven't been able to replicate the original terra preta in a lab.hello! Apparently the terra preta is anaerobic similar to a peat bog, most of our soils are not anaer...
by novaris
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Aquaponics
Replies: 11
Views: 6575

Adrian you are welcome anytime you are in the area I am in Mooroolbark, Melbourne. Also there is a system I am aware of in Katunga. If you like I could put you in touch with Alex, I am fairly sure would be happy to show you around.