Monthly Archives: October 2013

Online resource – the Institute of Advanced Studies 2050 Food Lecture Series (audio recording)

The Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA held three lectures on future food and food security issues in the last few months, titled the 2050 Food Lecture Series. Each of the three lectures was recorded and can be listened to … Continue reading

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Wildflower walk around Lake Leschenaultia – photo post

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Urban farming tech – Sub-irrigation

Sub-irrigation is a phrase I only recently came across. I was familiar with self-watering pots, which a home gardener might have a couple of, and I knew of wicking beds, a type of garden bed which also works on the … Continue reading

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Weed profile – Broomrape (Orobanche)

This weed amuses me immensely. It’s a curious thing. Note the colour – it looks dried out even though it isn’t, there’s not a speck of green. That’s because it has no chlorophyll – none of that green stuff that … Continue reading

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Making “capers” with nasturtium seeds and a hint of mermaid

Last year at the end of nasturtium season I tried making my own “capers”. I’d read about substituting nasturtium seed pods for capers online, I had the book “Wild Fermentation” by Sandor Katz which gave a reliable method, I had … Continue reading

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Saturday links: Big Picture in many little voices – a farm blog special

Every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links. Usually that’s stories that have come up during the week from various news outlets, research centres and industry associations, but today I’m going … Continue reading

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Friday photo – Granite kunzea

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