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Landcare groups adapt to climate change

Geoff Ebbs /18 November, 2021

The long held principle of bush regeneration is that “local is best.” The idea is that restoring the plant communities that existed in an area before the European invasion is the best way to “return” to a stable, natural environment and re-establish biodiversity to support animals and other plants endemic to the area. That may Continue Reading →

Kira and Dave in Studio 1 at 4zzzfm

Week ending 21st November 2021

Geoff Ebbs /17 November, 2021

Friday 19-11 08:30-11:00 Mackenzie Bushcare Group Working Bee – Mt Petrie Road Reserve, Mackenzie Saturday 20-11 06:30-08:30 Weeding the creek – Pennywort Creek Bushcare Group, Pratten st Corinda 08:00-10:00 – Stellar Carrington Habitat Group Working Bee – Ian Page Park, 61 Cloverbrook Place, Carina 15:00-17:30 – bushcare Working Bee – Arnwood Place – off Ekibin Continue Reading →

Greenwash exposed by YesMen at COP26

Geoff Ebbs /10 November, 2021

Two official COP26 “Net Zero” programs were exposed as harbouring large elements of greenwash this week by New York based ‘YesMen” and UK-based Glasgow Calls Out Polluters (GCOP). The official “Race to Zero” and “Science based Targets” initiatives have been criticised by many academics and environmentalists including Greta Thunberg who tweeted that “net-zero targets [are] Continue Reading →

Scomo sends DV money to churches

Geoff Ebbs /10 November, 2021

Three weeks after the federal Womens Safety Minister Anne Ruston announced a $5,000 Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Program, domestic violence sector organisations are reporting that the program falls far short of the promise. It is administered through faith-based service providers who get the bulk of the money to provide services to the woman fleeing violence. Continue Reading →

Kira and Dave in Studio 1 at 4zzzfm

Week ending 14th November 2021

Dave Whitfield /10 November, 2021

Saturday 13th November 08:00-11:00 – Glindemann Park Working bee – Glindemann Park, Holland Park 14:00-17:00 – Bushcare Working Bee –  Arnwood Place – Annerley 15:30-17:30 – November Bush Care Working Bee – Lagonda Park Bushcare – Annerley Sunday 14th November 07:30-10:30 – Bushcare Working Bee – Planting Day! – Akuna St, Kenmore 07:30-09:30  – Sweeney Continue Reading →

Orlarock's vertical farm in Vietnam

Aussie invents new vertical farm system

Geoff Ebbs /4 November, 2021

A new form of aquaculture, designed for vertical farming, has been patented by an Australian company which uses rocks specifically formed to support a wide variety of microbes to supply nutrients to the food plants grown in the system. Newcastle woman, Lyndal Hugo is the inventor and owner of the company Orlarock. The system has Continue Reading →