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    Australia is headed down a dark path

    This thread is more relevant now than when it was posted 2 and a half years ago!
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    Meet Up: Gold Coast

    Damn I missed this one, are anymore planned? How was the turn out?
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    Calea zacatechichi

    That native bee or wasp looks rather dreamy ............... wink wink. Nice pic
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    Psychotria at sunrise

    Thats a beautiful pic. Gotta love Mother Nature with a nice dose of sun thrown in
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    Old Apricot

    Nice mate, I have one the same growing in my garden that was already here when I bought the place. I had no idea what it was.
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    Meet Up: Gold Coast

    Thanks you for the invite mate, it was epic. I have a few questions and sent you a PM ok. Cheers
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    Meet Up: Gold Coast

    It was great. My 1st time going to one. A good turn out with lots of plant and idea swaps and excellent conversations. It was a pleasure to be amongst a fine group of human animals
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    Meet Up: Gold Coast

    Hi all, where abouts is the meet up and what time? I'm on Tamborine Mountiain and maybe able to come down and bring a few plants and seeds to swap. Would love to catch up with a great group like this. Cheers, John
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    Australia is headed down a dark path

    This is an excellent post and the comments and conversation are a breath of fresh air. For me personally it is vital to bear in mind that the so called 'system' is not broken, its designed this way for a very specific reason which brings to mind a great quote from Jiddu Krishnamurti, " It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." Permaculture ethics are vital: 1. Care of the Earth 2. Care of the People 3. All surplus to go to ethics 1 and 2 Be the change you wish to see, every thought, word and action becomes a living example of this .................... not perfection, that's impossible. Enjoy the experience of adjusting through your personal life and day to day experiences. For example if you cut a piece of timber to short, next time measure twice and cut once so to speak. Life is very very simple. Bill Mollison once said ," Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” To me the natural world shows truth and this so called society is a blatant and obvious lie because it divides and it is well known that one of the key points in the Art of War is to divide the people then they are easy to conquer. One could go deeper into for instance the central American culture that spoke of a parasite that has infected humanity. This parasite makes one BE LIEve that they are thinking their own thoughts when they in fact are not. The North American tribes called it the wetiko virus. Humanity is at an undeniably important point and each one of us is totally free to choose our path ...................... intent is where our power lies and if our base desire is as a child's in the wonder of those glorious moments when excitement to explore reigns supreme we are unstoppable and fucking brilliant.
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    In light of poetry

    At a Glance Impulses left freely to ignite the quiet Gently bringing the warm awareness Expressing joyously the freedom of the moment Spontaneous bursts of brilliance, one offs Joining endlessly to create one glorious now Ever expanding Always exceeding never better never worse Only Diverse Verses interwoven to bring The conscious song into being At a Glance from a Distance An Infinite Moment in Glory
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    Australia is headed down a dark path

    Must be time to Live like Legends .................................... wink wink http://www.ultrakulture.com/
  12. Haha. no its the Sth East QLD highlands. Here's a little video I did yesterday :
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    Post your native plant pics

    Hi Bardo, are you still looking for Native edible books?, yeah I have a few Tim Low ones as well plus a few others. I also have a copied to PDF version of Tim Low's out of print Wild Herbs of Australia and New Zealand and can send you that if you're interested. I copied it from a library years agoand then copied it to my computer to PDF. I had to make it in 2 sections because it was 2 big to email as one. Another one by AB & JW Cribb called WIld Food in Australia os ok as well but dosent have much in the way of ikkustrations though. It is still good for general info, here's a link to one for sale: https://gbeonline.com.au/product/useful-wild-plants-in-australia-by-a-b-j-w-cribb/
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    Huachuma - San Pedro Issue

    Hi all, I took 6 cuttings and one has developed an issue that I need help with to see if I should cut it out or get rid of the cutting. The cutting has taken root and been in the pot about 3 months. The other 5 look fine and show no issues. This is my 1st experience with this plant so I am in a new area here. If anybody knows what this might be I would appreciate it greatly
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    Huachuma - San Pedro Issue

    Thanks heaps Zelly ..................oh and Mr Genius (wink wink) I gave him some diluted Epsom salts and worm juice and he has pushed through with glorious results. It has since cleared up and just left a dry scar which isn't to bad and grown about 4 or 5 inches. I've attached a picture, the one on the left is the Huachuma in question and as you can see its taller than the other 4 further to the right playing with Strawberries, Bay Trees and Dogbane ...........................they're all rather social characters and fitting in very nicely. They we're all taken as cutting about 5 months ago. Much appreciated for the advice as I'm new to the Huachuma and any advice is great. Apologies for the late reply, I've been excited in the garden as usual and forgot that us humans seems to run via a thing called a clock (chortle) I'm off to Peru and the Sacred Valley in a few weeks so I'll have my first ceremony with Huachuma (and Ayahausca) so I'll chat to them over there about preperation before I go ahead with my own ceremony here. I certainly don't take any of this lightly and see it as a great opportunity to 'engage' so to speak with the 'real' world. Thanks again for both of your helping suggestions. John
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    Huachuma - San Pedro Issue

    Thanks for the reply Mr Evil Love the name. I haven't used any chemicals on my property at all as I have a quite large wild food and vegetable/fruit garden etc all grown naturally. Just wondering though after your comment, I do use bore water for my sprinkler system and my san pedro may get a bit of over spray from that (its high in Iron from the look of the stains it leaves on my hothouse plastic) and it could be that for some reason it has only affected this one plant. Would if be ok for me to cut the affected area out as it dosen't seem that deep or would that expose the inner tissue to infection?
  17. My ever changing and expanding food forest on Tamborine Mountain that I share with oodles of birds and Pythons and a few Banded snakes and copious amounts of mircobes and mycelium galore
  18. Hi Infinitey, I know this is an old post but just wonderng if you have anymore seeds? I'll gladly pay for them and post. John