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Saturday. 27th February.

Another momentous week, visitors, meeting new herbicide free workers and our campaign with-in the Shire gathering momentum. Shame though that personal and false attacks have been directed at those of us who  have been steadfast in our dispersal of fact regarding the herbicides in wide spread use within the Shire. Its our responsibility to inform and as most of us are hands on, our role is to challenge when we observe bad practice.

A sad reflection too on the state of debate, fact competing against vested interests. Unfortunately its a country wide reality.

On the news last week we were told Monsanto and other chemical companies contribute millions to the pesticide watch-dog who oversees herbicide regulation.

Read the introduction to Fred Pearce’s The New Wild.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-New-Wild-Invasive-Salvation/dp/1848318340

The New Wild

Author…..   Fred Pearce…..    Publisher Icon Books (2015) ISBN9781848318342   Description … Why invasive species will be nature’s salvation

This sign has appeared at the turn off to our valley. Thanks to who ever has placed it. Its good to see others now getting involved and the silent dissent is becoming active.

appearing-at-the-turn-off-Wilson-Creek-Road

The photo below is of the trunk of a bangalow palm tree. I think its beautiful.

bangalow-palm

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Crowd funding.

Do you know anyone who would like to support workers who can not work with herbicides? Or someone who has had a significant carbon foot print and would like to create a balance?

$30 an hour to  plant trees after the hard labour of slash, pull and mulching lantana ?  Already  100 hours of labour wages has been raised and with another 200 hours that will be needed to regenerate 3 hectares, I am optimistic we will get there.

A big thank-you to everyone who has already contributed………………. from our flora and fauna and particularly the water run off that has not been polluted by herbicide run off.

An exciting winter work season ahead which you have supported and encouraged.

https://chuffed.org/project/chemical-free-rain-forest-regeneration.

beginning-of-the-lantana-slash-sason

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Grasshopper fast food area. The mass of mustard flowers and zinnias have attracted the grasshopper population and have segregated them from the wider garden leaving other vegetables alone.

grasshopper-heaven

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jan/02/street-lamps-dengue-fever-mosquitoes-malaysia

Read the introduction to Fred Pearce’s The New Wild.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-New-Wild-Invasive-Salvation/dp/1848318340

The New Wild

Author…..   Fred Pearce…..    Publisher Icon Books (2015) ISBN9781848318342   Description … Why invasive species will be nature’s salvation

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