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

Tags: Jakfruit

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

Tags: and, petro, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides

 

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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
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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
Shayne Meibusch liked Colin Westwood's blog post Why trees matter
Sep 23
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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
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
Colin Westwood might attend Catherine Allinson's event
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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
Colin Westwood posted a blog post

Why trees matter

https://time.com/longform/jacobabad-extreme-heat/For those of you too busy to read this long but informative link, let me summarize:The temperature and humidity levels at which humans are unable to survive are surprisingly low in relation to what's happening to our climate.Trees have the capacity to lower top temperatures by 5C and are an absolute necessity in making urban environments livable both now and into the future.This is…See More
Sep 16
Colin Westwood commented on Marilyn Carey's blog post What weed?
"The one with the bins below is a Wild Tobacco bush. Solenacia family so the young ones should be good for grafting tomatoes onto. The rainforest pigeons and other birds enjoy the seeds. The other plant in 2 photos is a rainforest pioneer species,…"
Sep 4
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Community Garden

Community Garden Planning CommitteeMany of you will be aware that in 2012, a group of Engineers, gardeners, planners and local residents, submitted a plan to develop Elm Park into a Community Garden space. However, our attempts at gaining council permissions to proceed were not successful.It is flattering to discover that there is now a Community Garden at Elm Park and that the design that was drawn up and presented to Council by me, is now partially in place at the same Park. It has also…See More
Aug 31
Colin Westwood posted a blog post

Elm Park Community Garden

I wish to make it clear that the locked, fenced and gated compound you now see at Elm Park in Woodridge, is in no way connected to me or any of the group that were related to CAN, LACA, or the Kareni community group headed by David Saw-Wah, that originally selected Elm Park as a suitable Community Garden site.Although the garden bed design looks very similar to the design that I created and submitted to Council in 2012, it is in no way related to me or the original submissions. All of our…See More
Aug 30
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Aug 30
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LFG Visit: Jimboomba Community Garden at Jimboomba

June 16, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm
Jimboomba Community Garden was established in 2014 and is an inclusive community hub of like-minded people sharing knowledge and experience in growing fresh produce using sustainable practices. Starting as market garden, it is evolving into a landscaped park for social gatherings, weddings, bird groups, education groups, sports groups, quiet reflection, learning and anything else suitable to do in a garden. Please bring along: - things to share: excess produce, seeds, seedlings, plant material…See More
Jun 1

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

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 7:19 0 Comments

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…

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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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Gardens for all

Posted on September 22, 2019 at 10:36 0 Comments

https://permaculturenews.org/2019/09/17/access-to-land-is-a-barrier-to-simpler-sustainable-living/?mc_cid=282fa7307a&mc_eid=a96f76ae14

Those 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…

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Why trees matter

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 12:22 0 Comments

https://time.com/longform/jacobabad-extreme-heat/

For those of you too busy to read this long but informative link, let me summarize:

The temperature and humidity levels at which humans are unable to survive are surprisingly low in relation to what's happening to our climate.

Trees have the capacity to lower top temperatures by 5C and are an absolute necessity in making urban environments livable both now…

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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?

At 20:02 on August 21, 2013, Lyn Buffett said…

YAY Colin is back :)

 
 
 

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