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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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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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Glenelg North Community Garden

Environmental activism comes in many shapes and sizes. Some participate in protest marches, petitions and political campaigns, while others volunteer for local tree plantings, clean-up projects or recycling. Back in 2009, a small group of Holdfast Bay activists set about creating a … Continue reading

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October Share & Swap

It was a warm, sunny Spring day and the shaded verandha in Mary and Trevor’s back garden was the perfect place for an afternoon of swapping and catching up with neighbours over afternoon tea. The October swap table was laden with backyard eggs, silver beet, celery, … Continue reading

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