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post Growing Acacia is Easy by Ms Bramble

March 18th, 2008

Filed under: Greening Copley,Your Stories — newseditor @ 2:04 pm

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Growing Acacia (wattle) is easy when you know how. 

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post Home Lost in Fire

March 13th, 2008

Filed under: Bits and Pieces — newseditor @ 12:25 am

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A  William St home was destroyed by fire today. Leigh Creek Fire Brigade acted promptly  but unfortunately were unable to stop the fire from spreading to the entire house in time as the water access point in William St was in disrepair. Hoses were fed through to Murray St and the fire was contained, much to the relief of concerned neighbours.  No one was hurt.

post Gangsta!

March 13th, 2008

Filed under: Bits and Pieces — newseditor @ 12:08 am

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This week in Copley, police raided a house that has been uninhabited for five years on the grounds of excessive power usage and what did they find? Turkeys! 

ps Happy birthday Jaws! 

post Good Food Pyramid Revised

March 10th, 2008

Filed under: Health — newseditor @ 11:00 am

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Biogenic Foods are the foods that are still alive, like sprouts from seeds and beans, uncooked and raw. How to sprout seeds

Bioactive Foods  are the next most alive foods which include fruits and vegetables in their rip, mature and naturally sweetened stages, which also includes uncooked but unsprouted seed, bean and grain. For more tips on how to produce your own fresh produce at home, visit the gardeners at the community garden and stay tuned to this site for Greening Copley posts.

Biostatic Foods are foods which initiate the aging process in the human body. This includes all cooked foods that don’t use refined sugars, flours and preservatives.  

Biocidic Foods  are life deteriorating foods which include refined sugars and flours, fats and preservatives.  221, 230, 404? What are all those numbers in the list of ingredients? You can easily check the makeup and potential side effects of food additives that are in your foods. 

post The Black Arm Band at WOMAD

March 10th, 2008

Filed under: Arts — newseditor @ 9:14 am

One of the highlights of community trip to WOMAD world music festival in Adelaide was the Black Arm Band – a powerfully uplifting statement of hope, healing and harmony. Stay tuned for a community screening of the event.
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post Local Green Thumbs: The Chapel

March 6th, 2008

Filed under: Greening Copley — newseditor @ 8:00 pm

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The first local green thumb profile is on the Chapel of the Eighth Sister, Mission of St John. When the Chapel was established in 2005 in Murray St, there was an established mandarin tree flourishing on the underground septic nutrients, a young kurrajong, a bougainvillea, some young natives and a very old grape.

In the past couple of years a successful mandala permaculture garden designed by Carrie Ann has provided several seasons of fresh organic produce, currently producing a variety of summer melons (centre image). The above ground beds have been rejuvenated each season through layering of soaked goat/sheep poo, soil mix from the Leigh Creek depot ($35 trailer load), soaked cardboard and homemade hot compost (more on that later) – much the same as making a lasagne. Crops in the vege garden have included tomatoes, chillis, nasturtians, herbs, brocolli, cauliflower, and edible greens such as kale, lettuces and rocket. (more…)

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