Category Archives: Community

The aftermath of the Sampson Flat bushfires

The Sampson Flat bushfire destroyed 27 homes and scorched more than 12,500ha before it was declared contained last Thursday. The fire has also had a serious impact on natural resources in the northern area of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges region … Continue reading

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Coping with extreme heat

It’s a hot start to the New Year. Although today’s forecast maximum was 34°, the temperature reached 36.7° by mid-afternoon and a fire weather warning was issued several hours ago. Over the next few days the temperature is projected to … Continue reading

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A message from Climate Reality Australia

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Farewell 2014

Since starting this blogging adventure six months ago I have met so many interesting people from all over the world, discovered more wonderful blogs and clarified some of my ideas about what it means to live sustainably. It has been … Continue reading

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December Share & Swap

We gathered in Heather’s garden on a warm and sunny Sunday morning for our last swap & share of the year. Neighbours brought onion and tomato seedlings, potatoes, cucumbers, garlic, zucchinis, walnuts and brazil nuts, gardening books, home-made Christmas cards, … Continue reading

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Community Garden Open Day

Holdfast Bay’s Glenelg North Community Garden held its first open day today, celebrating two years of gardening, community building, education in organic food growing and promoting environmental sustainability. Garden members and visitors mingled amongst the raised beds, discussing organic pest control, herbal remedies and … Continue reading

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November Share & Swap

This month we shared and swapped vegetable seedlings, lemons, lettuces, seeds harvested from back yard vegetables, potted herbs, dried rose petals, home-made jam, broad beans, ornamental plants, recipes and gardening magazines. In our region this is the perfect time to … Continue reading

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