Leila Rich wrote:Hi Steve, welcome to permies
Have you checked out the Australian Permaculture Research Institute's forum? http://forums.permaculture.org.au/
hey and thanks 4 ya reply, the property is out past Kingaroy about one hour.
Mat Smith wrote:How'd you go with this? Did you get any further?
Where in QLD is the acreage property? That might make a difference as to who is interested or not.
thanks 4 ya reply, yes i agree!! like trying 2 find a needle in a hay stack.
Leila Rich wrote:Nah mate, I don't know anyone in Queensland. If you just joined PRI and your post isn't showing up, you may still be in some sort of moderation queue.
I'd say you're much more likely to find people there, since the majority of permies members are North American, with a healthy sprinkling of the rest of us of course!
While you'll be more likely to find Aus-specific stuff on PRI, permies is a great place to hang out. I mean, the ONLY rule is 'be nice'
Alex Moffitt wrote:Later I joined sustainability groups in churches and universities, and did volunteer work making charities more economically and environmentally sustainable.
Additionally I have been able to research and find ways that people can be more environmentally sustainable, by creating systems and methods that are indisputably better.
I work as a land surveyor, I have studied engineering, I also benefit from working as a land surveyor by being able to observe so much and be exposed to such a wide variety of people and environments.
My company also has ecologist and works setting out very large solar farms,
I currently have 15 journals filled with my designs, inventions, modifications, variations.
and I have come to accept that 1/5 of my designs will have been already made by someone who has spent 20 years plus working on them.
I also am not as good as everyone else is at structuring the sentences, body, conclusions, etc. So I understand that I need to improve in this area!
Reddog Farm wrote:G’day everyone.
I live on ten acres near Taree NSW. At 70 I’m slowing down and now focus most of my effort into a large veg garden approx 450 sm. It’s too dark just now to pace it out.
I try any new veg I can at least once for a growing and taste test. I probably have 100 plants or varieties in the patch which I service each day. Right now Spring 2021 I have too many plants seeding and am antsy to harvest the seeds so I have more space. I allow multiples of each plant to seed to encourage genetic biodiversity. I’m trying a lot of new things this year including staples from other cultures.
Looking forward to getting to know you all.
Max Farmer wrote:Hi Paul
I tried to change my name. Not sure if it’s worked yet.
First large tomatoes with basil today, simple pleasure. Marmande is my first tomato most years. It’s a parthenocarpic tomato: that is it doesn’t need to be fertilised to produce fruit. So it can produce tomatoes when it’s too cold for pollen disbursal. Often the first few tomatoes are seedless for this reason. Not this year though as I started later.