post And Just For the Record…

November 27th, 2008

Filed under: Copley and Districts Progress Association News — newseditor @ 9:54 am

With regard to the anonymous bogus letter sent to the Copley and Districts Progress Association, outlined in the Chronicles of Copalot, Issue 1, mid November, this response was issued by the Health Department, 27 October:

I refer to your letter where you forwarded to this office a letter of complaint from an anonymous source regarding the sale of fruit and vegetables that have allegedly been grown in raw human effluent.

After discussions with the owners and an inspection of the property I have found the content of the complaint to be unjustified.

After speaking with the owners and having inspected the property I find no Public Health risks associated with the property, should it continue in the state that was explained and inspected.

If any member of the CDPA wish to discuss the matter further, please contact me on the above number.

Environmental Health Officer
Regional Services Section

If you wanted to know our gardening secrets you only had to ask – it’s perspiration, inspiration, BD500 and lots of love. Back to the gardening, and maybe one day we will have something to sell at the market after we’ve shared food with all of our friends.



  1. “Without wood a fire goes out,
    without gossip a quarrel dies down”

    – Proverbs 26:20

    Comment by the bishop — November 27, 2008 @ 11:50 am

  2. “Like a madman hurling firebrands, arrows and death,
    is a man who deceives his neighbour, and says
    ‘I was only joking.’ ”

    – Proverbs 26:18

    Comment by just some punter — November 27, 2008 @ 11:52 am

  3. The garden at the Space Station is a thing of absolute wonder and delight. It is a thriving slice of paradise in the midst of the desert. I love taking people there to see it for the first time, and watching their faces light up with delight as they enter through the gates. There is a banana plantation there for goodness sakes! This is the north Flinders Ranges let’s not forget. It has many different sections. A thriving orchard full of fruit trees and vegetables. The mulberrys lately have been sensational. There are hundreds of native plants and trees. There is a stunning cactus garden, which has been bursting into bloom over the last few weeks, an incredible sight. And now with the addition of the block next door, the garden has effectively doubled in size. It is a haven for bird life, lizards and other wildlife, and home to two sheep, a dog and a kangaroo.

    By any standards, this garden is a model of grand desert living. This is the flowering of the desert. This is the seed for the waters to come, the beginning of the Inland Sea. Watered by an underground drip system, and recycled gray water, and thoroughly mulched, it has been designed to maximise the use of our most precious resource out here, the water.

    This is a blooming paradise in the midst of a desert, and an inspiration to all who are lucky enough to experience it. It should be a template for action, an inspiration to all, a delight for the whole community.

    The people that live there are very nice too by the way, and very welcoming. Why not drop by and ask for a tour some day?

    The very idea that this garden is fertilised by human excrement is so laughable and ridiculous that it is just a sad joke that the allegations made to CDPA, and acted on, and resulting in a dude having to drive 600 kilometres from Adelaide to investigate, were ever taken seriously for a microsecond.

    I love visitting the space station, and returning home with a big bag of freshly picked greens from the garden for salad for dinner. It always puts a smile on my face to see such a varied, wonderful collection of fresh foods which have been grown here, in the middle of the desert.

    Laugh, people! Life is delightful. I truly feel sorry for anyone who would go to the trouble of thinking for one moment that such wonders as this garden were created by putting shit on vegetables. How truly sad. But cheer up! People are doing amazing, creative, magnificent things in this town. And nothing will stop that continuing.

    You can’t beat us. Why not join us. You have nothing to lose but your illusions. Would you like to taste a mulberry? They are absolutely delicious. No shit.

    Comment by starman — November 27, 2008 @ 5:21 pm

  4. MoN,
    dId yOu sAy
    CrApAlOt nEwSlEtTeR?

    Comment by KiCkInG BiRd — November 27, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

  5. As for the garden in question….never have I seen the likes of it, even in the tropics….that formula is certainly something to be bottled…especially the ‘love’.

    Comment by di jested — November 29, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

  6. A beautiful food forest indeed, don’t some of the folk at Copley know that fresh, raw food is great for the grey cells –
    please pass this on!
    Yeahhh starman you said it all… Laughter and light!!!
    Lets go for pockets of ‘food forests’ all around Copley….

    Comment by gina — December 1, 2008 @ 7:29 am

  7. the way the world is going now
    with problems all around
    it seems to me the bestest way
    to stay alive and well
    is to eat the food we grow
    than depend on food that’s not

    tis sad but true we do not know
    what chemicals are used
    or what is done to change the plant
    to make it shine and glow
    to last like that to travel here
    until it leaves the shelf

    what about the things we grow
    our hands in good fresh soil
    we dig, we water, we fertilise
    we see results quite soon
    no chemicals, good water
    that’s all we need to know

    using old age methods now
    those tried and true of old
    no genetic manipulations used
    just fresh and healthy poo
    from animals who eat the grass
    rhythmic with earth and moon

    eat what you can grow
    or share with those who can’t
    your health will rightly benefit
    your energy improve
    diseases will back away
    healing will occur

    so what can be the problem here?
    why fear what you don’t know?
    listen, watch, read and learn
    grow your own fresh food
    put your own energy in
    then feed it to your soul

    Comment by di gested — January 7, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

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