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by oakwdpk
Sat May 09, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: TARWYN PARK NSF TRAINING
Topic: New 5 Day Training Program May 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

Re: New 5 Day Training Program May 2015

so glad to see an updated training program, if the changes we're seeing via Australian Story mean the November workshop goes ahead my hubby and I are really very keen to get there. Will stay tuned and line up some annual leave!!
by oakwdpk
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Carbon Debate
Topic: Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut
Replies: 4
Views: 3290

Re: Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut

From the teeny bit I've seen, folk like the Farmers Federation are involved so there should be SOME practical voices in there. Id hope the organic and permaculture guys might get into it too, providing some Further diversity in the debate. Interesting in that one thing it will require is co2 measure...
by oakwdpk
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Carbon Debate
Topic: Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut
Replies: 4
Views: 3290

Re: Transforming rural land use by Ross Garnaut

Has anyone here looked at the new carbon farming initiative in Aus? I only found out about it the day after community consultation closed on the program, 4th of April or thereabouts, but essentially it will provide landowners / farmers with tradeable credits for carbon savings on farm. Eg, I think, ...
by oakwdpk
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: The War on Willows
Replies: 154
Views: 49182

Re: The War on Willows

Wow, I haven't visited for a while and this has certainly been a debate hasn't it! One of our favorite sayings now when looking at our paddocks, or anything else, is What beautiful green surface area! We regularly lend our PA books and CDs to friends so they know why we are now avid fans of our weed...
by oakwdpk
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: The book is available here....
Replies: 9
Views: 7160

Re: The book is available here....

Hi there - further to my queries above, I've since sourced both sets of audiobooks (they're supplied on CD) and they're fantastic. I always have them out on loan to people. Only one friend didn't like what he heard, most love it when they would never get around to reading a book. And some immediatel...
by oakwdpk
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: The book is available here....
Replies: 9
Views: 7160

Hi there, I bought both books on CD and they're fantastic. We regularly lend them out to friends who would never get around to reading books, so it is really helping to share the ideas. Agree with Shirley, many people we speak to have heard of Peter and they're really interested when we offer them t...
by oakwdpk
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: The book is available here....
Replies: 9
Views: 7160

audio book

Making the audio book is fantastic. I've been thinking the same thing, I have family who just aren't great readers who are relying on me 'explaining' everything to them - so they can argue with me when I don't explain it well enough! Being able to get them to listen to say a chapter at a time when i...
by oakwdpk
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Pat Coleby
Replies: 3
Views: 4946

liming

Hi there, again I'm no means any kind of expert but my personal thinking around this came up with maybe some slightly different angles. The thing I remember from Pat's book Natural Horse Care is that lime does need to be limited. Spreading too much at a time (rates commonly recommended by agronomist...
by oakwdpk
Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Pat Coleby
Replies: 3
Views: 4946

Pat Coleby

Hi there, Pat Coleby is something of a legend in natural horsecare circles. Many who don't own their own property use her feeding guides to make up for having no control over the pasture their horses are on. I didn't track her book down for many years as the way I'd seen some feeding their horses on...
by oakwdpk
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: small property info
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Thanx! We have thought about fruit trees but I doubt they'll do the job (slow down water)? The horses would also have a field day and get very sick most likely We're in a very heavy frost area so none of the tropical type fruit trees that might be useful have a chance here :) Plants that do well aro...
by oakwdpk
Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: small property info
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

small property info

Hi there! We own a small 11 acre property in the Adelaide Hills SA, and have been developing our own ways of interpreting agronomy, organics and pasture management for a few years after virtually always getting bad results following standard advice! Have loved reading Peter's books and finding a 'fi...