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Another 86 mls of rain.

Considerable damage in the gardens too with pawpaws and bananas collapsing. The causeway (photo above) has also seen wash out so a day of rock work ahead.

Worth a read.

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
(Rumi, Bahai)

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June 13, 2017 · 2:00 am

Abundant chilli harvest.

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April 27, 2017 · 6:40 pm

NEW arrival to the hen house.

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April 23, 2017 · 8:48 pm

Garden edges a glow in the dark.

After the heavy rain the garden’s edges are a glow with various fungi radiating  in the dark.


Dear Donald, thanks for your email regarding the use of Glyphosate. The Greens are supporters of chemical-free weed control methods. Only this year, the Greens Leader and health spokesperson Richard Di Natale wrote to the Office of Chemical Safety requesting a review of glyphosate use in Australia following research by the International Agency for Research on that claimed that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen. See:

A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them, writes Eva Sirinathsinghji. The extra expenses arise from buying new seeds each year, along with increased chemical inputs, while suffering inadequate access to agronomic information.

Alternative systems such as organic farming have already been shown to produce superior yields. Bt cotton, instead of bringing farmers out of debt, is fuelling the problem and should be replaced by short-season, local and organically grown varieties. A new study directly links the crisis of suicides among Indian farmers to Bt cotton adoption in rain-fed areas, where most of India’s cotton is grown.

Many fall into a cycle of debt from the purchase of expensive, commercialised GM seeds and chemical inputs that then fail to yield enough to sustain farmers’ livelihoods.

Just in.

Monsanto and other glyphosate manufacturers appear to have distorted scientific evidence on the public health impacts of glyphosate in order to keep the controversial substance on the market, according to a new report released today by GLOBAL 2000 (Friends of the Earth Austria, member of PAN Europe) with the support of Avaaz, BUND, Campact, CEO, GMWatch, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe, PAN Germany, and Umweltinstitut München.

REad the report here

and remember that our recently even more reduced APVMA does NO independent testing at all, is funded by industry, and has recently been relocated to Macdonalds, Armidale (not kidding).

Or access the report on our web page blog. (Plenty of other information there too)

Ellen White

BSCFL is a project of Mullum Seed

Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Incorporated

Nadia de Souza Pietramale

Project Coordinator

0478 272 300

Photo by Rodney Weidland…………………honey eater feasting on the Coral tree flower……………Coral tree that is being poisoned all through out our valley by Land-care.









March 23, 2017 · 8:12 pm

Mullumbimby Mural.


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February 4, 2017 · 12:42 am

Enjoy the Festive Season.


Many years ago, a cold, fog dense afternoon, streets almost deserted as people rushed to their homes for Christmas day, I was cycling towards St Paul’s Cathedral in London, to pick up my wages from my agency.

As I cycled back towards the West -End I heard this beautiful beginning to Christmas coming out of a stone church. I got off my bike and went in to the dark interior of the ancient church to listen to the end of Once in Royal David’s City.




December 23, 2016 · 6:57 pm

Watching another wallaby.


Green’s beginning to implode or still growing up ?

Take the environment back to the core Greens.  Australia is increasing its carbon output. Our indigenous species are in free fall and our creeks and rivers are in very poor health.

And an earlier report……….


Boycott bad eggs!

If you pay extra for free range eggs, you deserve the real deal. But there are plenty of “free range” eggs on supermarket shelves that come from chickens kept in cramped conditions that are not guaranteed to go outside.

Eggs that come from chickens that don’t go outside regularly or have high stocking densities don’t deserve the free range label. Boycott these eggs because the government’s regulation on this is insufficient.

When you join the campaign we’ll send you a list of free range eggs that we think are the real deal, the list of bad eggs and an app to help you find real free range in the supermarket.

After a week of rain.

After a week of rain.

Update before the next year. Over 2 hours long but a valuable catch up to why and where the planet is now.






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December 22, 2016 · 9:21 pm