John Clark
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  • Logan, QLD
  • Australia
  • Cedar Creek
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Soil Improvement

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Clark Apr 11, 2016. 2 Replies

Hi All,Thanks for allowing me into this forum. I have a bit of a hit and miss history of food gardening over the last few years. I have read heaps and experimented a little but have many questions…Continue

 

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22 hours ago
John Clark commented on John Clark's blog post Food Garden Project
"It's been about 16 months, but we have made progress on the food garden, thanks in part to inspiration from this group. We now have a decent chook house, several established beds we eat from everyday and the start of a food forest. Pictures…"
22 hours ago
John Clark might attend Kerrie Mercel's event
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LFG: August Garden Visit + Birthday Celebration +Freebee Table at Tanah Merah

August 13, 2017 from 11am to 2pm
For our August 2017 Garden Visit, we will return to our president, Lyn Buffett's, home. This event will also be Logan Food Gardeners Inc.'s fifth birthday celebration.Both Lyn and Logan Food Gardeners Inc. have achieved SO much in 2017, so our fifth birthday is certainly an occasion for celebration!There is always something new to see in Lyn's garden, so it is worthwhile taking another look, even if you have been before.  Lyn's garden is always extremely productive and so it would surprise many…See More
Aug 8
bernard commented on John Clark's blog post Damn Dam Weed
"hello, did you try to put some sea shell in your dam, have a look, can be helpfull..nothing to loose to try. as well the weeds can be a good compost for your plant.."
Aug 7
Liz Woods commented on John Clark's blog post Damn Dam Weed
"Love your approach to working with the gifts of nature, Colin ... not sure why there was a need to clear the weed on ours, but Lawrie and his mate loved the boyzone project of it."
Apr 17
Colin Westwood commented on John Clark's blog post Damn Dam Weed
"You have a valuable resource. This is called Salvinia. It thrives in high nutrient level dams. There is a mite that consumes it but you probably actually have this mite already. My old farm in the Tweed Valley had this on all my dams and when the…"
Apr 15
John Clark replied to Satoko Kuroda's discussion Seeds and seedling for Fukushima rebuildig community charity evet.
"My kids and I are going to plant some fast growing seedlings this weekend. Any suggestions for plants that will be market ready by 12th March would be great. Otherwise we will work it out. :)"
Feb 1
John Clark liked Satoko Kuroda's discussion Seeds and seedling for Fukushima rebuildig community charity evet.
Feb 1
Liz Woods commented on John Clark's blog post Damn Dam Weed
"Shayne Meisbusch's approach to clearing a build-up of weed is what we did, initially. Then, after lots of hard work dragging out the weed, we have kept on top of it by using the wind to our advantage. When we get a strong westerly, we collect…"
Dec 29, 2016
Sari Csollany commented on John Clark's blog post Damn Dam Weed
"Have you identified the weed in question? Can't really tell from your pics, it simply looks like a mat of green. Whatever it is you could try removing it as Shayne suggested and quickly replacing it with a different variety that isn't so…"
Dec 27, 2016
John Clark is attending Darshan's event
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Stingless Bee Keeping with Tim Heard at Logan Hyperdome Library

December 3, 2016 from 10am to 11am
Tim is the author of The Australian Native Bee Book: keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey. He will explain how you can do something about the decline of pollinators by conserving native bees.For Bookings for this free event ring 3412 4120 or http://libevents.logan.qld.gov.au/eventsignup.asp?ID=113762See More
Nov 20, 2016
John Clark is attending julia's event

Your Summer Food Garden at Shaw Street Oval Community Garden

November 26, 2016 from 8am to 10:30am
Learn the best veg, herb and fruit tree crops to work with over the summer wet season from organic gardening expert Peter Kearney of Cityfood Growers. You will be surprised at how much can be grown.When: Saturday 26th Nov 2016, 8:00am - 10:30amWhere: Shaw Street Oval Community Garden, Darlington Drive, YarrabilbaAlso learn some key tips on how to manage your food garden during this time of extreme weather to reduce pest and diseases and to prepare your soil for the next peak planting time in…See More
Nov 20, 2016
Shayne Meibusch commented on John Clark's blog post Damn Dam Weed
"Unfortunately I've weeded dams before and depending on the weed it's an ongoing job. We made up a boom weeder which Pulls the weed to the side of the dam then we raked it up and feed it to the horses or let it dry for a few days and use…"
Nov 19, 2016
John Clark replied to Lyn Buffett's discussion Can we store our LFG trailer at your place?
"Wish we could help. We have plenty of room but are at Cedar Creek, about 20km from Slacks."
Nov 18, 2016
John Clark posted a blog post

Damn Dam Weed

Can anyone provide tips on removing weed from dams.The first picture below shows our dam as it has looked from 2007 up until 6 months ago.The second picture shows how it looks now. Totally clogged with some kind of dam weed.We pump water from this dam and it is vital to our food gardening, but in its current state the inflow to the pump gets clogged with the roots that dangle down below the surface.…See More
Nov 18, 2016
John Clark and PHIL GRIFFITH-LEAKE are now friends
Nov 6, 2016

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Cedar Creek
Do you represent an organisation?
No
Age group
over 18 years old
About Me
Live on a bit of land and wanting to become as self sufficient as possible.
Skills and/or knowledge I would like to share
Gardening.
Tech knowledge and skills.

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Damn Dam Weed

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 2:00 6 Comments

Can anyone provide tips on removing weed from dams.

The first picture below shows our dam as it has looked from 2007 up until 6 months ago.

The second picture shows how it looks now. Totally clogged with some kind of dam weed.

We pump water from this dam and it is vital to our food gardening, but in its current state the inflow to the pump gets clogged with the roots that dangle down below the surface.…

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Frizzlelorp Bantams - Give away to good home or swap

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 18:02 1 Comment

We have some bantams to give away to good homes or possibly swap.

They are third generation frizzlelorps, i.e. three parts frizzle bantam, one part Australorp.

We have bred this little birds and they are hardy, intelligent little blighters that I feel are better layers than your average bantam.

They make brilliant pets, great with kids. Don't really want these to go to a home where they will be eaten, even though I realise doing so would be more ethical…

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Food Garden Project

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 23:23 7 Comments

I have set aside a section of my yard, approximately 10 metres × 6 metres for food production. At the moment it is just a clay wedge cut into the side of the hill. I plan to document my progress in turning this clay patch into a productive food garden here. Hopefully I can get some input as I progress, and my results might be useful for others in their food gardening endeavours.



On the site I plan to include:

1. Larger coup for my chickens.

2. Green house and garden… Continue

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