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Kids In THE Garden

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We had a gorgeous hour and a half in THE Hungry Spirit garden with 7 children aged 2-9 on 24th September for our Kids In THE Garden Workshop.

Together we enjoyed learning about worms, picking cabbages and mulberries (their red fingers and lips gave the sneaky picking away!), digging in the dirt, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings and learning how to feed the worms and make new garden beds with shredded newspaper and mulch!

There was lots of laughter and activity and learning. They were all very patient and waited their turns, watched their step in the garden and listened to

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Demystifying Diets

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Demystifying Diets

14th March 6pm

Meeting Place of THE Hungry Spirit – 12 Opal Street Lightning Ridge

$20 for non-members

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No-Dig Garden & What To Plant Now

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No Dig-Garden & What To Plant Now

28th February 8am – 11am

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A Little Oasis In The Outback – Landline Story

We had a lot of fun filming with Tony Eastley and the Landline crew for this piece.

I am always so grateful for the media in their support in sharing good news stories AND to those who I bring along and challenge to step outside their comfort zone to share THEIR good news stories. Ashley and Ronnie are amazing and humble people.

Lightning Ridge is an extraordinary place.

We can do anything.

Click the link below to watch the story and meet Lightning Ridge locals Ashley, Ronnie and Rebel

http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2015/s4302564.htm

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Grow Your Life – An Introduction To Permaculture

Grow Your Life

June 27th & 28th – Grow Your Life, Introduction to Permaculture & Permaculture Planning/Design (2 days) with Nick Huggins

FOOD bring us all together; it is a common need and it can be incredibly delicious and also stressful! If you want to get back in touch with your inner hunter/gatherer, learn the skills to create your own food heaven, re-connect with why you are in food production, or inspire your kids in the garden; then join other like minds in a successful outback veggie patch and learn from one of Australia’s leading Permaculture experts РNick Huggins! Over two days

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Greenies In The Garden: The Resilience Green!

I am in love with my veggie patch at the moment and the funny thing is that it is the messiest, most unruly and least organised it has EVER been, in a decade or more…no I am serious, it is!!!

But that is what I love about it.

We have so many self sown broccoli that I never got around to transplanting that are merrily growing delicious and nutritious little broccoli. We have rows and rows of splendid Asian greens that I can barely keep up with and radishes the size of enormous potatoes! The nasturtium, as always, takes over

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Local FOOD!

My husband and I are LOVING our little jaunt up the west coast of Australia sampling the fine produce on offer, but I have to say that the food available for easy consumption is pretty dismal and in most places, you have to really hunt out the local produce.

 

We were pretty disappointed when we pulled off the highway to go to the World’s Best Beer Garden (pretty big claim, but it got us!) to find YEP one of the most spectacular views we have every seen looking out over the ocean, witnessing lobster pot hauling…then to be

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Spinach and Leadership

I was picking spinach from my garden the other day and it reminded me of my Pa, Roderick Black. Weird maybe, but it did and it did because he used to grow it for our family and we had it at just about every meal. We ate Pa’s love almost daily in our house.

What I then started thinking about was the leadership Pa displayed, as a grandfather and as an agripolitical leader and of course I was reflecting on the influence he had on my life and on the lives of my brother and sister.

In my youth I

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