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Community Garden proposal to the City of Geraldton Greenough by Rod Davies

Community Garden proposal to the City of Geraldton Greenough by Rod Davies

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  • 1. Geraldton’s Food Forests Can you find them
  • 2. ABROLHOS ISLANDS
  • 3. Armed with their trusty weapons ..... ............The Hunter Gatherer’s attack the FOOD FOREST
  • 4. Take your hat off FOR the ITALIAN and VIETNAMESE TOMATO GROWERS
  • 5. AND THE VIETNAMESE CUCUMBER GROWERS
  • 6. HOW LOCAL IS THIS FOOD PERTH MARKETS
  • 7. OK – WE DO HAVE ROAD SIDE FOOD STALLS
  • 8. When these shelves are empty THERE WILL BE NO MORE IT HAPPENED IN CUBA AND IN ENGLAND DURING WORLD WAR 11
  • 9. COMPOSTING IS BLOODY HARD WORK IT’S AN ART AS MUCH AS A SCIENCE
  • 10. CAN BE MECHANISED – AT A COST
  • 11. AN EXCITING ALTERNATIVE
  • 12. SOURCE SEPARATION BIO BAGS ANAEROBIC COMPOSTING * ORGANICS INOCULATED WITH EM
  • 13. amazon –sustainable forever Grow Crops for 2 years
  • 14. Replicate the Amazon’s Recycling
  • 15. Compost Worms – Born Recyclers A ton of worms can recycle a ton of food waste in 2-3 days A kilo of red wrigglers sell for $100 The nutrient value of castings is undeniable
  • 16. Black Soldier Fly – The Recycling Queen BSF LARVAE WILL CONSUME ANY PUTRESENT WASTE YOU THROW AT IT PROTEIN FOR CHOOKS – FISH -PIGS
  • 17. AQUAPONICS – AQUACULTURE + HYDROPONICS
  • 18. AUTOPOT AQUAPONICS A SIMPLE – ELEGANT SOLUTION
  • 19. THE FOUR C’S FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS - FARMS 1. CULTIVATE 2. COLLECT 3. COOK 4. CONSUME
  • 20. WHERE TO FROM HERE Somewhere Nowhere Who Cares
  • 21. “In a 1000 mile walk – the first step is the longest”.
  • 22. What are the steps ? Who will pay for the boots? Let’s play MYTHBUSTERS
  • 23. SOURCE SEPARATION BIO BAGS ANAEROBIC COMPOSTING * ORGANICS INOCULATED WITH EM IS THIS A MYTH? CHEAP TO TRY WE HAVE A PRODUCT WE CAN SELL STEP ONE No need for Community input –initially
  • 24. STEP TWO –ALREADY UNDERWAY WORM FARMING IS A BUSINESS We have product we can sell * Red wrigglers -$100 per kilo * Vermicompost – Name your price * Worm Wee $5 for 2 litres Compost from STEP ONE can feed the worms COMMERCIAL SCALE – APPROPRIATE WORKABLE SYSTEMS???
  • 25. Black Soldier Fly – The Recycling Queen STEP THREE I HAVE 15 COMMERCIAL SIZE BIOPODS ($6000) – AND CAN’T FIND A SOLDIER FLY ANYWHERE IN GERO CHALLENGE – ESTABLISH LOCAL COLONY – MAY HAVE TO SOURCE LARVAE / EGGS MORE MYTHS TO BE BUSTED “LARVAE AS GOOD AS THE BEST MENHALEN FISH FOOD @ $1200 PER TON” “COMPOST WORMS FEED ON THE BSF RESIDUE”
  • 26. AUTOPOT AQUAPONICS A SIMPLE – ELEGANT SOLUTION STEP FOUR “I THOUGHT WE WHERE GOING ORGANIC – DUMBO” “IT’S PART OF THE TOTAL INTEGRATION” “WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES” I’VE GOT THE AUTOPOTS –THEY WORK THE FISH THING IS UNTESTED – BUT I HAVE FAITH AND A MATE WHO KNOWS FISH
  • 27. AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM STARTS HERE NEVER ENDS
  • 28. THE IRONY AND THE OPPORTUNITY I CAN MAKE MORE MONEY FROM THIS PLANT THAN I COULD EVER HOPE TO MAKE FROM VEGIES I HAVE 60 WORTH $40 – COULD GROW HUNDREDS
  • 29. THE IRONY AND THE OPPORTUNITY I GOT HUNDREDS –ALL GROWN FROM SEED DEAD EASY – BUNNINGS $80+ I COULD SELL THEM INTO PERTH TOMORROW
  • 30. THE IRONY AND THE OPPORTUNITY I GREW MOST OF THE COTTONWOODS YOU SEE IN GERO MAINLY FOR THE CITY – AND LANDSCAPERS I STILL HAVE PEOPLE CHASING THEM
  • 31. THE IRONY AND THE OPPORTUNITY THE LIST GOES ON AN ON I’VE BEEN DOWNSIZED AT TAFE – CAN GROW BUT CAN’T GROW ON WHAT ABOUT A CITY – TAFE JOINT VENTURE COULD WE FINANCE OUR GARDEN –FARM THIS WAY YES
  • 32. BIG IS BEAUTIFUL AND SCARY WILL WE SETTLE FOR 3 ROWS OF VEGIES OR 3 ACRES OF CROPS ?? DO WE WANT A TON OF COMPOST OR 100 TONS OF BOUNTIFUL LIVING SOIL ?? HOW MANY WORMS IS ENOUGH – THERE’S NO SUCH THING THREE CHOOKS OR THREE HUNDRED ?? AN AQUARIUM - OR AN “OCEAN OF FISH” 10 FRUIT TREES – OR A 1000 DO WE NEED 10 PEOPLE OR 100 WILLING, HAPPY, ENGAGED, COMMITTED SOULS
  • 33. WHAT WILL WE BE EATING NEXT CHRISTMAS
  • 34. YOU DECIDE

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