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  1. On 31/08/2021 at 12:02 PM, Enjaytee said:

    Hey all. Im thinking of having another meet n swap mid spring if anyone is interested? Last one was a pretty epic turnout… let’s see if we can top it. :) 

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

  2. 20 hours ago, Groot said:

    @Enjaytee how’d the meet up go today?

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. On 14/10/2018 at 3:28 PM, bardo said:

    The main book i go to is Wild food plants of australia by Tim Low, some others i have Bush tucker field guide by Les Hiddins, 

    The weed forager's handbook by Adam Grubb & Annie Raser-Rowland,  Plants of central queensland by Eric Anderson,  Australian medicinal plants by E.V Lassak & T. McCarthy and of course the internet is very handy : )


    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:



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  6. On 13/01/2019 at 2:17 PM, zelly said:

    As easily as it could be Mr Evil, so too could it be Mr Genius....


    If i know EG, you'll probably score more points referring to him as Mr Genius rather than  Mr Evil....:wink:


    but yeah, chemical burn although in some circles of thought it could be a severe calcium/ magnesium  deficiency...

    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.



  7. 1 hour ago, Evil Genius said:

    Almost certainly chemical burns. Did you use fertilizer, pesticides, oil, alcohol or anything similar on this plant? I´ve only seen this damage from Chemicals and mostly from oils and Neem.

    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?

  8. 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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