Summer harvest is always a great time of the year. But you can also be disappointed when you start to cut up fruit and discover a maggot. Josh Byrne explains that there are over two hundred types of fruit fly in Australia that can infest fruit, but only two that you need to be concerned … Read moreIs there something rotten in your garden? Fruit fly can be the pest.
The Seed Savers Network was set up in 1986 by Michel and Jude Fanton. Their goal was to provide: Educational programmes for the preservation of open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds and the genetic diversity of plant varieties; Non-profit seed exchange programmes; Agricultural and horticultural programmes with particular emphasis on the propagation of open-pollinated plant varieties; Preservation gardens for … Read moreSeed Savers Network
BioR is a non-profit organisation devoted to the reconstruction of habitats for biodiversity. Reconstruction of habitats is needed to prevent on-going declines and losses of plant and animal species. Building habitats also reduces our ecological footprints. They are operating at Frahn’s Farm Nature Preserve, in the Adelaide Hills near Monarto South Australia. One the directors of … Read moreBioR
Friends of the Earth Adelaide is part of an international activist networks. Their website (2018 April 24) states: As one of South Australia’s foremost community campaign organisations, Friends of the Earth Adelaide works to address social and environmental justice issues through community action. In addition to campaigners working with on earth jurisprudence, climate justice and … Read moreFriends of the Earth Adelaide
Natural resources management (NRM) is a South Australian state government agency. Below is an extract describing their activities: Natural resources management (NRM) is an approach that aims to work together with the community, industry and three tiers of government to manage the environment in a way that achieves a balance between our collective need for resources … Read moreAdelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. They have a local chapter in Adelaide. How to contact the Adelaide chapter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdSouthAustralia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seashepherdadel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seashepherdadelaide/
The Gawler Environment Centre aims to be a focal point for new and useful information and resources specific to our region relating to sustainable land management and environmentally responsible living. It hosts the Sustainable Living Festival each year.
Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group Inc. have been operating since 1995. They are a group of volunteers who carry out Landcare work in the community broadly defined by the catchment of the upper reaches of the Sturt River. They also have a Facebook page where they advertise their activities.
Jenny Deans gave a presentation and workshop at One Planet Market , Sustainable Communities SA, on how to create an environment in your garden which protects and encourages native bees in your neighbourhood. Jenny discussed the importance of native bees in the pollination specifically of Australian native plants. Some key points in encouraging native bees in … Read moreMaking space for native bees
In the early 90s, I purchased Bill Mollsion’s book, A Practical Guide for a Sustainable Future. In Chapter 6, Bill explains how important the tree canopy is to the ecology of the forest. He discusses the influence of mature trees to influence the surrounding rainfall and ecology (p. 137-151). He also talks about guilds, plants … Read moreCan Trees communicate with each other?