Tag Archives: outdoor kids

And the two-year-old said “I want to grow a…”

Early evening, after sunset when the dark is drawing near. The fifth day of seven or eight hot days in a row. The first time in three days when the wind has swung around to the south, cooling the air … Continue reading

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Choosing our primary tree

My drylands food forest – and all four zones out behind the house – are planned around a primary tree. In the very centre or near enough to, tall, shady, able to protect the space from the ravages of daily … Continue reading

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Crop profile – Mulberries

Our neighbour has a mulberry tree. When I was planning the food forest I needed a central primary tree. I spent a lot of time thinking about options, and one that kept coming up was the mulberry. It reaches the … Continue reading

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An outdoor nation missing trees: research reports from Tree Day

There’s a disconnect between the way Australians see themselves, and what they’re actually doing – at least when it comes to the big outdoors. For National Tree Day, Planet Ark prepared the Outdoor Lifestyle Survey and report, sponsored by Toyota … Continue reading

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