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by matto
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing
Replies: 12
Views: 12779

Re: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing

G'day Paul, All my permaculture teachers and mentors have used and recommend flail mulchers. Could't really tell you the difference, and never bothered to ask why. But thats what I would be looking at. Duane is correct, I am a permie, and as such have looked at various tools to do the jobs at hand. ...
by matto
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing
Replies: 12
Views: 12779

Re: NEW FARMER NEEDS ASSISTANCE- Braken and Slashing

G'day Paul, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r13x3lmIhI&playnext=1&list=PLD845EBF4C21DAA2F is a good video of David Holmgren revegetating the Spring Creek Gully. Might be useful if you have blackberry growing in gully's. He also notes that blackberry makes a great protective barrier for plant...
by matto
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 48345

Re: The War on Willows

Lets look at this as a practical solution. Your farm has willows which you underplant with suitble species. All is going well and the wilows begin to die out. We have a wet year and floods occur. Willow branches are torn off and are carried downstream for miles and are caught in the debris. They be...
by matto
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 48345

Re: The War on Willows

Hi Duane, You must be referring to the Principles and Pathways book, that section was preceeded by a paper Weeds or Wild Nature? that can be read at http://permacultureprinciples.com/downloads/23_weeds_or_wild_nature.pdf Apparently he is working on a book dedicated to this topic that I hope will be ...
by matto
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 48345

Re: The War on Willows

G'day Duane,
Have you made any contact with David Holmgren about this matter. I believe he would support your cause and is also well informed.
I could send a message to him through a contact, although I don't think he would mind a direct call from NSF.
by matto
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Holstic Management;Cell Grazing;Rotational Grazing
Replies: 12
Views: 14991

Re: Holstic Management;Cell Grazing;Rotational Grazing

I agree Julian, what we have with Peter Andrews work combined with Holistic Management principles and Joels stacking ideas is a truely regenerative agriculture. I hear that Joel is also meeting with Colin Seis, the innovative pasture cropper from Mudgee. Just another string in his bow for whole syst...
by matto
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Best Resources for NSF
Replies: 6
Views: 2839

Re: Best Resources for NSF

G'day Matt, Im going to go out on a limb and suggest, as far as building structures is concerned, the work by the Quivara Coalition is quite informative. "Let the Water do the Work" by Bill Zeedyk is a guidebook for gabions and other regenerative structures. I have made a link here before ...
by matto
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Save Tarwyn Park from mining in the Bylong Valley
Topic: Iconic ‘Tarwyn Park’ under threat from mining ‘lunacy’
Replies: 12
Views: 4941

Re: Iconic ‘Tarwyn Park’ under threat from mining ‘lunacy’

This is very sad news we are seeing more of. Yobarnie, the landmark site of Keyline design of PA Yeomans fame, is under threat from development, Jackie French's site and catchment is under threat of mining being pushed through without proper enviromental assesments, Steve Irwins reserve is also unde...
by matto
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Perched Water Tables
Replies: 4
Views: 2580

Re: Perched Water Tables

Im not sure Peter would advocate draining of the land, given the problems that have arised in the past. Do the neighbouring farms in your area have problems with salinity? What other problems have they found? Im just being introduced to primary production, it seems to me once people start to wage wa...
by matto
Sat May 22, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Would you like Peter to address your group?
Topic: Peter Andrews, David Holmgren and Gwyn Jones at Kinglake
Replies: 5
Views: 5707

Unfortunately, I wasnt able to attend in the end. Most disappointing. Ive been trying to get some work and have been chasing jobs around the country. Now Im off to WA for 3 months regen work, which should be interesting how he is going about it... I hope there will be a time soon to ask Peter about ...
by matto
Thu May 13, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Would you like Peter to address your group?
Topic: Peter Andrews, David Holmgren and Gwyn Jones at Kinglake
Replies: 5
Views: 5707

hi shirley, I just talked to Daryl Taylor and he is going to be recording the event so I will let those here know where to find the link when it is up. Should be a great day, David has identified some top of the catchment keyline plans, and i look forward to hearing both David and Peter together. Ma...
by matto
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: The Vetiver Network
Replies: 0
Views: 2261

The Vetiver Network

Vetiver grass has been discussed on this forum a few times, especially in regards to Ian James' work. I just found this link from the permaculture.org website, through some of John Champagne's work championing vetiver in Bega, NSW. http://www.vetiver.org/ The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) pro...
by matto
Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Links that may interest friends of NSF
Topic: Tree Project
Replies: 3
Views: 2687

Good point Duane, everything in its right place. I was interested in this project, and like the idea of community support. It was suggested on a transition towns site to set up urban orchards and urban farmers vege plots. I will look into it a bit more and see how they use design in working out what...
by matto
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 18282

In many parts of this country that has been caused by draining the landscape and desertifying the local environment. There is some work around that suggests there is up to 15,000 seeds/m2 in some soils still exists . Wow,thats quite the store house of seed. And on the keyline subject, Darren Dohert...

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