Monthly Archives: August 2013

Saturday links – including federal election and policies

Every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links, often stories that have come up during the week. This week I’ve a special focus on the federal election, announcements and policies related … Continue reading

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Friday photo – Bruce Rock trip special

Last weekend we went on a little wander, a short loop through the central/southern wheatbelt out to Bruce Rock and back. I was particularly interested in wildflowers, granite and wheatbelt farming. Here are a few choice shots. Sadly, my photos … Continue reading

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You don’t irrigate? You mean, you don’t water your plants? Really? (2/3)

I travelled a bit, still do. I like to wander and learn how different places work. It often challenges preconceptions you never knew you had. And people’s stories are interesting, as are the stories of the plants, the rocks, the … Continue reading

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You don’t irrigate? You mean, you don’t water your plants? Really? (1/3)

Yes, really. I have four zones in my garden, two of which I am leaving unirrigated, and one of these is food-producing. In Perth, with hot summers where there’s no significant rain for up to five months at a time. … Continue reading

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Bee Friendly – downloadable guide to planting for honeybees

Here’s an interesting read. Bee Friendly is a guide to planting for honeybees in agricultural and urban environments, put out this year by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). It’s $60 in hardcopy but you can download it … Continue reading

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Wheatbelt, granite and wildflowers

We spent the weekend off on a short trip into the central wheatbelt of Western Australia. Tis’ the season for it – the wildflowers are well grown, the rains are almost over and the sun has returned, so the blooming … Continue reading

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Saturday links

Every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links, often stories that have come up during the week. Here’s this week’s: Science, experiment and research Volunteer researchers helping protect the iconic Yellow … Continue reading

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