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by ColinJEly
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: The most recent Global Warming meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 2783

I have never read a greater amount of poppycock in my life! Any long term global climate shift (and we are seeing precious little of that lately) are due to the Dansgaard-Oeschger Cycle. Who puts forward these global lies?- The United Nations IPCC! As well as haranging your local member for the gove...
by ColinJEly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 4809

Fertility Transfer

In his books, Peter talks about NSF facilitating the transfer of fertility within a property, but what about the transfer of fertility out of a property. If the natural fertility of a property is used for cropping or grazing, and the resultant produce is then shipped to the market, which in Australi...
by ColinJEly
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Pat Coleby
Replies: 3
Views: 5026

Pat Coleby

I stumbled across a book yesterday by Pat Coleby titled 'Natural Farming'. Full of some very interesting ideas, some of which are echoed by Peter in his books. I would be interested to know if anyone here has tried any of her ideas and how they turned out?
by ColinJEly
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13223

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. Obvi...
by ColinJEly
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13815

Just a thought, are you in the right area to grow Crocus? They tell me Saffron is worth more than gold?

Cheers

Col.
by ColinJEly
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: ASCAS
Replies: 1
Views: 2610

ASCAS

G'day All Did we all see landline on Sunday. There was a story on Dr Christine Jones and her Australian Soil Carbon Accreditation Scheme. Thought that in some ways this reinforces what Peter et al have been saying about keeping some sort of green cover(think of the wheatfields of WA) and accumulatin...
by ColinJEly
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Victorian Fires
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

This was in the Melbourne paper and also heard it from a fellow at work whose family are at Kinglake There were seven houses in the street at Reedy Creek, all but one were destroyed on Saturday night. The owner of the one surviving house had just been fined thousands of dollars by the Shire for ille...
by ColinJEly
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Far Flung Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

As far as possible we must ensure it never happens again! first and foremost what of the friends and supporters of NSF, not only in Vic, but also ,of course in the other areas of Australia suffering fires at the moment. If anyone is living in these area, what difference, if any, did NSF make? I woul...
by ColinJEly
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Far Flung Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Far Flung Friends

I received in the mail today a letter from Claire Holloway, assistant to HRH Charles, Prince of Wales expressing thanks for the copies of 'Back from the Brink' and 'Beyond the Brink' and how much the Prince enjoyed them. Also re the Victorian Bushfires, although I am quite safe in suburban Melbourne...
by ColinJEly
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Aquaponics
Replies: 11
Views: 6553

G'day
Josh Byrne on the Gardening Show on the ABC had a segment on a fellow in Perth who is doing just this. You can grow plants in the fish pond to feed the fish, then use the fishwaste to grow other edible plants.

Cheers

Col.
by ColinJEly
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Countries face water shortages
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

G'day To increase our own arable land can we not (1) build a pipeline to divert water from the (overflowing) north queensland rivers over the great divide to the murray darling system and (2) pipe water from northern australia further south. As for the second solution, it needn't be energy intensive...
by ColinJEly
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Grow Native?
Replies: 0
Views: 3361

Grow Native?

G'day All Here in Melbourne recently there has been a debate in the paper about growing more native plants and less exotics. Evidently only about 20% of nursery sales are natives. Well we have just endured 3 days of 40+ degree temperatures here in Melbourne. It looks like my two Native Peppers ( Tas...
by ColinJEly
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bio Char
Replies: 12
Views: 3771

From what I saw on the TV with Malcolm Turnbull, the making of Biochar results in a fuel that can be burnt. Is this something like the old process of making 'Town Gas'?

Cheers

Col.
by ColinJEly
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Couch grass (Cynodon dactylon)
Replies: 2
Views: 3435

Dear Drpat Here in drought ravaged Melbourne we are left with brown dead patches where our lawns used to be, yet the couch and buffalo are having a great time in my flower beds. I just continually pull it out and try to mulch as best I can. I have been lately thinking of 'Divine Intervention'! Will ...
by ColinJEly
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13815

David Whilst I am not a farmer myself can I say it depends on what branch of farming you are interested in. I have met a few people who were running commercial herb farms on just an acre or two. Also if you could look into the future and see what the next big 'wonder animal' was going to be,think Os...