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  • South Side News March 2013 | All You Can Eat Gardens
    Candles Services Consult Concept Detailed design Installation Maintenance General Consultation Coaching Photos Graceville 1 Graceville 2 New Farm Miscellaneous Estimate About Us Contact Us South Side News March 2013 4 Easy Steps 1 Consult Consultation and concept 2 Design Detailed design advice 3 Realise Garden establishment 4 Nurture Maintenance support Get A Free Quote Environmental policy Privacy policy Terms of use Weather means more when you have a garden There

    Original URL path: http://www.allyoucaneatgardens.com.au/southsidenews-march2013 (2016-05-03)
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  • Gladstone Ecofest Elders Greenhouse June 2013 | All You Can Eat Gardens
    Compost Bays Top bar Bee Hives Honey Candles Services Consult Concept Detailed design Installation Maintenance General Consultation Coaching Photos Graceville 1 Graceville 2 New Farm Miscellaneous Estimate About Us Contact Us Gladstone Ecofest Elders Greenhouse June 2013 4 Easy Steps 1 Consult Consultation and concept 2 Design Detailed design advice 3 Realise Garden establishment 4 Nurture Maintenance support Get A Free Quote Environmental policy Privacy policy Terms of use Gardening

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  • Hillbrook Sustainability Day | All You Can Eat Gardens
    lot of lovely people Thanks to everyone who showed interest and we hope we can help you The weather couldn t have been better Andy Bec and myself had a great time showing people what we have done and what we could do for them We set up one of our hand made raised beds a tent with photos design prints fliers and business cards and one of our top bar bee hives We let people taste our suburban produced delicious honey At 11am I ran a short presentation on natural bee keeping with the top bar bee hive I explained how it works the difference between top bar hives and the commercially used Langstroth hives and the features of our design In addition to all this we held a draw for a few prizes W Stevens from Ferny Grove won the jar of honey M Heiner from Mitchelton won the seed potatoes Elizabeth from Enoggera won the beetroot and sugarsnap pea seeds We will be contacting the winners and delivering their prizes shortly Special thanks to Marilena and Hillbrook for holding such a great event giving us an awesome spot and making us feel welcome Also thanks for Benarrawa

    Original URL path: http://www.allyoucaneatgardens.com.au/story/hillbrook-sustainability-day (2016-05-03)
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  • Food Security | All You Can Eat Gardens
    government push to organic practices Endosulfan a known endocrine disruptor has only recently been banned in Australia but still being phased out DDT still remains on some farm land Food imported into Australia is not necessarily tested for chemicals banned or monitored here Pests Diseases and Weeds Conventional food production uses large scale monocultures offering a buffet for pests and a dearth of habitat for predators The result is when conditions are right pests get to plague proportions A recent locust plague in southern Australia was projected to cost 2 billion in damage That is food which won t reach people and income lost to farmers who must produce future crops One of the sprays authorised and encouraged by the government to mitigate damage was fipronil a persistent pesticide that is known to be toxic to insects in general including bees lizards fish frogs and birds It may also be carcinogenic to humans A government report states Although buffer zones around waterways help minimise the risk to water supplies and aquatic organisms there is still the risk of off target applications spray drift and runoff from rain Locust swarm in southern Australia 2010 The overuse of biocides has put evolutionary pressure on targeted species resulting in resistance Increasing amounts of poison must be used but sometimes it becomes ineffective Pigweed once controlled by glyphosate has become a serious problem in the US where it can stop combine harvesters in their tracks The use of monocultures and artificial fertilisers provides ideal conditions for disease outbreaks Great efforts are made to keep contaminated material out of production zones Outbreak could be devastating the Irish potato famine caused by blight where approximately 1 million died demonstrates the potential impact More recently colony collapse disorder in bees across the world caused in part by pesticides and abusive treatment has the potential to dramatically reduce crop yields Nutritional Decline Perhaps not visible or dramatic but the nutritional quality of food available in supermarkets has been declining progressively While bulk carbohydrates and fats have never been cheaper fresh fruit and vegetables have been bred for long shelf life and aesthetics rather than nutrition or taste for that matter Produce is often transported thousands of kilometers frozen and otherwise stored for extended periods of time before being sold and consumed The result is eating more to get the same nutrition dietary supplements or malnutrition and associated diseases Resource Volatility and Depletion Industrial agriculture depends on many resources and long supply chains to operate smoothly Some of the major ones include Oil for fuel plastics lubricants roads and chemicals Natural gas for fertiliser and electricity Coal for electricity Phosphorus and other minerals for fertiliser Iron copper aluminium rubber and other shipped industrial products Expensive research and development to continue holding back nature Extensive and expensive infrastructure roads power fuel water distribution These resources are sourced and operated from finite mineral deposits The pattern of exploitation is to take the biggest and most easily produced deposits first and then

    Original URL path: http://www.allyoucaneatgardens.com.au/story/food-security (2016-05-03)
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  • Beautiful Edible Gardens | All You Can Eat Gardens
    star apple has a brilliant orange gold under side while the top side is a deep glossy green The purble globe like fruits are described as caramel vanilla milkshake flavour It has some medicinal properties and the timber is great for furniture and cabinets You need a fair amount of space for this one as it can grow to 30m Photo Joseph Wong Jaboticaba produces fuzzy yellow flowers over the trunks before a prolific crop of grape like tropical flavoured fruit It s a pretty tree with fine foliage and can be hedged Photo copyright All You Can Eat Gardens Grumichama produces lovely glossy broad foliage and sweet cherry like fruit Photo copyright All You Can Eat Gardens Vegetable gardens are a different story Typically in boring rows on the ground shaggy looking plants leaves full of holes from the pests Is there any hope Lets be honest annuals will decline and look badly at the end of their life Then its time for them to go in the chicken yard or compost Perennials long lived plants have an advantage here they will look good for many years and they also take less work to maintain Vegies are great fun and delicious though so what can we do if we want to grow them We can start by growing a variety of annuals and trees mixed together This is called a polyculture It just so happens that the more biodiverse the ecosystem the stronger the plants are and the fewer pests we have Adding flowering plants attracts predatory insects that prey on pests and bees that help pollinate your fruit and vegies The old classic cottage flower alyssum is great at this Consider it a bonus that flowers make the garden look pretty The cheery Nasturtium attracts bees and other insects helping to make your garden more stable It s also completely edible The flowers make a pretty addition to salads During their short life annuals can flourish and produce quite a vibrant garden one that draws you in to discover its secrets Who doesn t enjoy watching beans pushing out of the ground the first peas develop and seeing lady birds crawling over the plants Bunches of ripening tomatoes can bring a smile to anyone s face A herb garden can produce a fascinating carpet of delicious looking foliage Here we have curley leaf parsley and oregano with sage in the background Photo copyright All You Can Eat Gardens If it s important to you it is possible to dress the space up with raised beds nice edging material paving and ornamental pots and fences Laying out the garden can be both functional and aesthetic Raised beds improve drainage keep out some running weeds and raise the working height These don t have to cost the earth Recycled and on site materials such as rocks logs roofing iron and timber often have a lot of character Overhead trellising shades and cools you and the plants below reducing evaporation as

    Original URL path: http://www.allyoucaneatgardens.com.au/beautiful-edible-gardens (2016-05-03)
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  • Garden quote | All You Can Eat Gardens
    General Consultation Coaching Photos Graceville 1 Graceville 2 New Farm Miscellaneous Estimate About Us Contact Us Garden quote Weather means more Weather means more when you have a garden There s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans Marcelene Cox Garden quote Restoration of the five senses The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses Hanna Rion Garden quote No other occupation like gardening There can be no other occupation like gardening in which if you were to creep up behind someone at their work you would find them smiling Mirabel Osler Garden quote Lots of water Gardening requires lots of water most of it in the form of perspiration Lou Erickson Garden quote My green thumb My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant s point of view H Fred Dale Garden quote How fair is a garden How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence Benjamin Disraeli Garden quote 4 Easy Steps 1 Consult Consultation and concept 2 Design Detailed design advice 3 Realise Garden establishment

    Original URL path: http://www.allyoucaneatgardens.com.au/category/quote-types/garden-quote (2016-05-03)
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  • Beetroots harvested from a container garden. | All You Can Eat Gardens
    Honey Candles Services Consult Concept Detailed design Installation Maintenance General Consultation Coaching Photos Graceville 1 Graceville 2 New Farm Miscellaneous Estimate About Us Contact Us Beetroots harvested from a container garden previous 2 of 9 next Gallery Miscellaneous previous 2 of 9 next 4 Easy Steps 1 Consult Consultation and concept 2 Design Detailed design advice 3 Realise Garden establishment 4 Nurture Maintenance support Get A Free Quote Environmental policy

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  • Andy laying the soldier course. | All You Can Eat Gardens
    Installation Maintenance General Consultation Coaching Photos Graceville 1 Graceville 2 New Farm Miscellaneous Estimate About Us Contact Us Andy laying the soldier course previous 2 of 5 next Gallery Graceville Project 2 previous 2 of 5 next 4 Easy Steps 1 Consult Consultation and concept 2 Design Detailed design advice 3 Realise Garden establishment 4 Nurture Maintenance support Get A Free Quote Environmental policy Privacy policy Terms of use My

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