Colin Westwood
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Curry Leaf Trees

Started Apr 15, 2017 0 Replies

My garden has produced several Curry Leaf seedlings beneath the parent trees, so if anybody wants one, come on over and dig it up and it's yours. They sell for around $20 each in Bunnings!!Continue

Tags: Trees, Leaf, Curry

Jakfruit

Started Apr 15, 2017 0 Replies

Any of you who have room in their garden absolutely must have at one of these trees planted. Dr Mercola explains why in graphic detail.…Continue

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Native Stingless Bees with OATH hive with Honey Super.

Started Nov 17, 2015 0 Replies

I currently have available, a strong, well established OATH (Original Australian Trigona Hive) of native bees that comes with a honey super for easy honey extraction. $350. cash will secure you this…Continue

Tags: hive, Honey, Super., OATH, with

Herbicides

Started this discussion. Last reply by warren goodlet Nov 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I know that some of you love your herbicides and believe them to be safe.Please take a look at this link if this is you, as many new studies are revealing some rather disturbing facts.…Continue

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Peachey Community Garden at Ormeau

February 16, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Peachey Community Garden was started in August 2008 as a “plotted community garden”, which meant that individuals were given their own small plot to grow what they wished, as they wished.The objective of the garden has since evolved and it is now a Communal Garden - the work of cultivating, planting, watering, fertilising and harvesting is communal and the harvest is collective, shared equally amongst fellow gardeners.Peachey Community Garden is a wonderful Community initiative and a great way…See More
Thursday
Lyn Buffett commented on Colin Westwood's blog post Grow your own coconut from a store purchased de-husked one.
"Have you seen coconuts fruiting in Logan or nearby?"
Jan 13
Shanti Sharma left a comment for Colin Westwood
"Hi Colin We read your Nov 2019 article. Thank you for enlightening us on where rate payers money goes...esp on something like EatsnBeats and the Logan magazine. Wish you and others all the best for the upcoming meetings with LCC."
Jan 6
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James' exotic garden and fruit wine demonstration at Forestdale

March 8, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Join us at James’ 4 acres oasis in Forestdale. With 1 acre dedicated to veggies, herb growing as well as the fruit trees, he shares the rest of the area with the steer. The property is all organic with James using cow manure, leaf litter and chicken pellets for fertiliser. There are native bee hives and boxes for habitat for other native animals. James will give a tour of his garden and has a number of exotic fruit trees for example date palms, wampi, jaboticaba, tamarind, Chinese raisons,…See More
Dec 20, 2019
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Higgledy-Piggledy Urban Farm at Higgledy-Piggledy Urban Farm

February 9, 2020 from 9am to 12pm
Higgledy-Piggledy Farm is an urban farm on a 1/4 acre block in Eight Mile Plains. Growing food for ourselves and sharing the abundance with others.Rell, Viv and Oscar live by the principles of permaculture, which are care for the earth, care for others and fair share.They are trying to live sensitively and sustainably on their little farm and do not use harmful sprays on the produce or the animals.Please bring along: - a plate of food to share for morning tea - any excess produce you would like…See More
Dec 20, 2019
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Stingless Hive split, Climate action discussion. at Woodridge

March 21, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am
My Dog barking problem appears to be solved, and it should be cool enough to do a hive split and by then. You should also be ready to discuss what we can do to protect ourselves in the now  rapidly changing climate. Also on display will be the small fresh water crayfish pond (yabbies) and, if fire restrictions permit, a bio-char burn.See More
Dec 6, 2019
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Nov 23, 2019
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Climate change action. What can you do right now?

Did you realise that LCC is spending something like $1 million per year of your rate money on destroying what little remains of our carbon sink, (forestry) to produce this completely non-recyclable landfill. Yes, it's the 'Our Logan' magazine that I'm speaking of. Those of you who attended the Logan Eco Forum event last month (which was the forum you're having when you're not having a forum), will have heard the key speaker Jon Dee of jondee.com Planet Ark founder fame, who was flown in at who…See More
Nov 15, 2019
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LFG Christmas Party at Sheldon

December 1, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
David and Catherine live on a beautiful 2.5 acres in Sheldon. Their land is mostly compacted clay, so they have had to find alternative methods to grow their veggies. They have used techniques such as hugelkultur, raised wicking beds and layered beds.They tend to stick to fairly basic vegetables that either they or their chooks will enjoy eating.Catherine has a collection of unusual fruit trees in pots, ready to move up on top of a mountain when they retire!Sorry, no dogs allowed. Our chooks…See More
Nov 14, 2019
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Garden visits, dog problems

A few of you have asked me if I'd be having a garden visit at my place again and I've had to say no, sorry.If you watch the attached link to my video, you will see what would happen if I had visitors, when this is what I have been forced to endure for 4 years now. If the dog owner is not at home, this is what happens if the dog is aware that I have had the temerity to be in my own garden.…See More
Nov 14, 2019
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Grow your own coconut from a store purchased de-husked one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BieelvE_ZPII'm surprised to find it possible and so easy to do. Although I already have 2 coconut palms in my garden, I'm in the process of growing another as they take up little room and are likely to produce so much food. The video shows a plastic zip bag as a main feature, but what I did is use a tight fitting lidded plastic bucket. After the initial 2 day soak, I marked the top of the floating coconut…See More
Nov 8, 2019
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Logan Ratepayers Association meeting Saturday October 5

I will be one of the main speakers at this coming meeting and as well as as speaking about the appalling environmental costs related to the 'Our Logan' magazine, Community gardens and Council policy regarding the use of vacant council properties is on my agenda. Animal Management is also in for a serve, having failed to take any action in spite of no less than 4 different neighbors complaints dating back to January 2017 now.Please come along if you are able, and have your say about how the…See More
Oct 1, 2019
Shayne Meibusch liked Colin Westwood's blog post Why trees matter
Sep 23, 2019
Colin Westwood posted a blog post

Gardens for all

https://permaculturenews.org/2019/09/17/access-to-land-is-a-barrier-to-simpler-sustainable-living/?mc_cid=282fa7307a&mc_eid=a96f76ae14Those of you who saw what can be achieved on private and council owned land at the Green Harvest visit on September 21 may be interested in this recent Permaculture post on the issue of gardening land rights…See More
Sep 22, 2019
Colin Westwood commented on Catherine Allinson's event 'LFG Visit - Green Harvest'
"I am interested, but would need a lift from my Woodridge address. Please give me a call if you are able to assist. 04300 26420 Cheers"
Sep 17, 2019
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LFG Visit - Green Harvest at Maleny

September 21, 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Green Harvest is a family owned and operated Australian mail order business that has been trading since 1992. It started out simply from their desire to share their passion for organic gardening and permaculture.The Green Harvest Garden Shop and Incredible Edible Garden is 7 km West of Maleny in the beautiful hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. They stock an extensive range of seeds, rare edible plants and tools for the seasoned green thumb or a newly inspired food gardener. For the…See More
Sep 17, 2019

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Climate change action. What can you do right now?

Posted on November 15, 2019 at 16:41 0 Comments

Did you realise that LCC is spending something like $1 million per year of your rate money on destroying what little remains of our carbon sink, (forestry) to produce this completely non-recyclable landfill. Yes, it's the 'Our Logan' magazine that I'm speaking of. 

Those of you who attended the Logan Eco Forum event last month (which was the forum you're having when you're not having a forum), will have heard the key speaker Jon Dee of jondee.com Planet Ark founder fame, who was flown…

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Garden visits, dog problems

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 15:43 0 Comments

A few of you have asked me if I'd be having a garden visit at my place again and I've had to say no, sorry.

If you watch the attached link to my video, you will see what would happen if I had visitors, when this is what I have been forced to endure for 4 years now. If the dog owner is not at home, this is what happens if the dog is aware that I have had the temerity to be in my own garden.…

Continue

Grow your own coconut from a store purchased de-husked one.

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 7:19 1 Comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BieelvE_ZPI

I'm surprised to find it possible and so easy to do. Although I already have 2 coconut palms in my garden, I'm in the process of growing another as they take up little room and are likely to produce so much food. The video shows a plastic zip bag as a main feature, but what I did is use a tight fitting lidded plastic bucket. After the initial 2 day soak, I marked the top of…

Continue

Logan Ratepayers Association meeting Saturday October 5

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 10:02 0 Comments

I will be one of the main speakers at this coming meeting and as well as as speaking about the appalling environmental costs related to the 'Our Logan' magazine, Community gardens and Council policy regarding the use of vacant council properties is on my agenda. Animal Management is also in for a serve, having failed to take any action in spite of no less than 4 different neighbors complaints dating back to January 2017 now.

Please come along if you are able, and have your say…

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At 16:49 on January 6, 2020, Shanti Sharma said…
Hi Colin
We read your Nov 2019 article. Thank you for enlightening us on where rate payers money goes...esp on something like EatsnBeats and the Logan magazine. Wish you and others all the best for the upcoming meetings with LCC.
At 20:01 on December 13, 2017, Shayne Meibusch said…

Hi Colin , We  met at Barb’s open garden, I would like to buy a native bee hive off you if you have one available. Before Christmas would be great. You can contact me at LFG website or call or text me to arrange a time to come over to pick up.  Shayne.  #0447 390 462 

At 17:14 on January 27, 2017, Catherine Allinson said…
Hello Colin

Lyn Buffet suggested I contact you about Grumichama.......Lyn thinks you have a bush that might be fruiting at the moment.

I am after some seeds if possible to create a hedge at the front of my place. I am not worried about the fruit.....the seeds are all I need!! I was just wondering whether you have any seeds to spare at all please?

Warm regards

Catherine
At 21:10 on May 28, 2014, Louise Staunton said…

solar powered freezer project sounds cool... pardon the pun

At 19:44 on December 21, 2013, Jana & Roman Spur said…

Hi Colin,

Many thanks for info about the caravan. will check it out.

Did you read  SundayMail article - seeds of love which featured our story there?

Regards

Roman

At 17:43 on November 8, 2013, warren goodlet said…

G'day Colin, I have decided to attract native bees to some logs I got & I need your wisdom on how to attract them to nest in the logs

At 11:25 on November 3, 2013, Norma said…

Hi Colin, Have you got much experience with transferring native bees hives from logs into boxes?

Cheers, Norma

At 20:23 on November 1, 2013, warren goodlet said…

G'day Colin, mate do you have any native bee-hive logs available? I would like to buy one from somewhere.....even info on how to attract a nest would be good.

At 17:21 on August 25, 2013, Toni Stowers said…

Welcome Home Colin. How is your garden & your feathered girl.

At 20:32 on August 21, 2013, Jessie said…

Thank you Colin. Can you put it on the site as have been asking people? How did things go overseas?

 
 
 

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