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Gurkan Yeniceri

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Started growing food around 2007. Took a PDC in 2016. Wrote a cheesemaking book in 2009, a beekeeping book in 2015 and an aquaponics book in 2016. I am giving workshops on these subjects in Canberra.
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Melody KirkWagner wrote:I don't know anything about these people and I'm not sure if it's a good source, but I thought it was interesting:

There is no link to the research. I've found Sarah Taber on twitter and even her entry has a broken link. It seems like Bright Agro Tech funded the research judging by her twitter entry. Google does not return anything either.
1 year ago
Replace your phone with Samsung Note 20 or higher version. Their video quality is really good. Also, it is a phone :-) two birds with one phone.
1 year ago
I was a #ClimateChangeRefugee for the 2020 January and February. Fortunately, we escaped from fires in Australia. The good thing was we were away from the smoke in Australia, so my kids' lungs are clean at the moment. Inhaling PM2 and PM2.5 would have been detrimental to their health as the particles travelling into the bloodstream and marrow in bones. Unfortunately, I lost my job due to being away unexpectedly, but that was expected; I gave that freedom to my boss on my first communication with them.
Now we have Covid-19, and it is spreading fast. Leaving aside its rate of casualties and spreading ability against other pandemics, I wouldn't put my family at risk and will take every precaution I can.
Australian society's resiliency is very low against these kinds of crisis. I have seen and experienced this a lot. We are not like Cuba or Eastern European countries that have seen the worst. This fragility is very concerning, as we have seen on the incredible #ToiletPaperEmergency. This shows that Australians basically don't know what to do in case of a crisis.
This fragility of Australian society is really worrying me as the new generation is growing up even less resilient. The new generation is not experiencing any valuable lessons to learn resiliency.
Learning resiliency is not easy. You have to either experience the worst of the worst or a wise teacher teach you this. I guess the profession of Life Coaching born out of this necessity. In Asian and Middle Eastern countries, the life coaches are your parents, boss, teachers, friends, and neighbours. You learn life by interacting with wiser and experienced people you respect. Respect to elders and teachers imprinted into our brains by our parents. In Western countries, relationships are reduced to nothing. You have to be politically correct and try not to offend anyone; you can't really teach life to your neighbour's kids. You would be labelled as the angry neighbour on the street or the bad father in the family.
In conclusion, yes, I want the best for my kids, but at the same time, I want them to learn resiliency. But, unfortunately, I don't know how to teach them resiliency as I don't have the support of the robust community I was once lived in. There are no grannies and grandpas, uncles or aunts around us. No wise teachers or elderly neighbours that we communicate openly.
One thing I can do is to prepare them for what is coming. Gardening and house chores are one thing I can teach. But how am I going to make these things interesting?  At the moment, homework and sports are taking most of their time. I think I have to make time and get them into the garden.

I hope my kids' life turn out happy and resilient; I will try my best.

2 years ago
For a very cold climate, I would advise Langstroth or Warre with at least 2" thick walls and a good insulating roof.

Perone would be too big for them to heat
3 years ago
Software-wise: Install free- open source OpenShot, Blender and InkScape

You can create nice titles within OpenShot (it uses Blender and InkScape)

Keep videos to 10-15 minutes for increased watchability

Put explanatory text around the video like the tools you used, the grade of sandpaper etc. with links to your amazon affiliated  shop

There are tons of royalty-free music on YT to use in your videos.
3 years ago
I am 175cm and do Aikido pretty much all my life so I am aware of the pivot point, fulcrum etc. Maybe I need better tools, slightly sharpened on the edges so they go into the ground without much pressure.

Thanks for the video.
3 years ago
I find myself bending while I am working with a digger or spade. This puts a lot of stress at my back.

I am thinking, would it be beneficial to have a longer handle? Wouldn't that height proportional to a human's height somehow? Wouldn't we gain some mechanical advantage with a longer handle?

Any thoughts?
3 years ago
Welcome to Acadia. I thank you for your efforts to write and publish this book.
People usually bogged down too much with the details and forgot why they are gardening. Your book may pull them back to their roots.
3 years ago
Garlic, Tanacetum vulgare and Ruta graveolens are the companions but I am not sure about the guilds.
3 years ago