Geraldton’s Food Forests
Can you find them
ABROLHOS ISLANDS
Armed with their trusty weapons .....
............The Hunter Gatherer’s attack the
FOOD FOREST
Take your hat off FOR the
ITALIAN and VIETNAMESE
TOMATO GROWERS
AND THE VIETNAMESE CUCUMBER GROWERS
HOW LOCAL IS THIS FOOD
PERTH
MARKETS
OK – WE DO HAVE ROAD SIDE FOOD STALLS
When these shelves are empty
THERE WILL BE NO MORE
IT HAPPENED IN CUBA AND IN ENGLAND DURING WORLD WAR 11
COMPOSTING IS BLOODY HARD WORK
IT’S AN ART AS MUCH AS A SCIENCE
CAN BE MECHANISED – AT A COST
AN EXCITING ALTERNATIVE
SOURCE SEPARATION BIO BAGS ANAEROBIC COMPOSTING
* ORGANICS INOCULATED WITH EM
amazon –sustainable forever
Grow Crops for 2 years
Replicate the Amazon’s Recycling
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...
Black Soldier Fly – The Recycling Queen
BSF LARVAE WILL CONSUME ANY
PUTRESENT WASTE YOU THROW AT IT
PROTEIN FOR CHOOKS – F...
AQUAPONICS – AQUACULTURE + HYDROPONICS
AUTOPOT AQUAPONICS
A SIMPLE – ELEGANT SOLUTION
THE FOUR C’S FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS - FARMS
1. CULTIVATE
2. COLLECT
3. COOK
4. CONSUME
WHERE TO FROM HERE
Somewhere
Nowhere
Who Cares
“In a 1000 mile walk
– the first step is the longest”.
What are the steps ?
Who will pay for the boots?
Let’s play MYTHBUSTERS
SOURCE SEPARATION
BIO BAGS
ANAEROBIC COMPOSTING
* ORGANICS INOCULATED WITH EM
IS THIS A MYTH? CHEAP TO TRY WE HAVE A PRODU...
STEP TWO –ALREADY UNDERWAY
WORM FARMING IS A BUSINESS
We have product we can sell
* Red wrigglers -$100 per kilo
* Vermico...
Black Soldier Fly – The Recycling Queen
STEP THREE
I HAVE 15 COMMERCIAL SIZE BIOPODS ($6000)
– AND CAN’T FIND A SOLDIER FL...
AUTOPOT AQUAPONICS
A SIMPLE – ELEGANT SOLUTION
STEP FOUR
“I THOUGHT WE WHERE GOING ORGANIC – DUMBO”
“IT’S PART OF THE TOTA...
AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM
STARTS HERE
NEVER ENDS
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 W...
THE IRONY AND THE OPPORTUNITY
I GOT HUNDREDS –ALL GROWN FROM SEED
DEAD EASY – BUNNINGS $80+
I COULD SELL THEM INTO PERTH T...
THE IRONY AND THE OPPORTUNITY
I GREW MOST OF THE COTTONWOODS YOU SEE IN GERO
MAINLY FOR THE CITY – AND LANDSCAPERS
I STILL...
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...
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 T...
WHAT WILL WE BE EATING
NEXT CHRISTMAS
YOU DECIDE
City of Geraldton Greenough rod davies
City of Geraldton Greenough rod davies
City of Geraldton Greenough rod davies
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  1. 1. Geraldton’s Food Forests Can you find them
  2. 2. ABROLHOS ISLANDS
  3. 3. Armed with their trusty weapons ..... ............The Hunter Gatherer’s attack the FOOD FOREST
  4. 4. Take your hat off FOR the ITALIAN and VIETNAMESE TOMATO GROWERS
  5. 5. AND THE VIETNAMESE CUCUMBER GROWERS
  6. 6. HOW LOCAL IS THIS FOOD PERTH MARKETS
  7. 7. OK – WE DO HAVE ROAD SIDE FOOD STALLS
  8. 8. When these shelves are empty THERE WILL BE NO MORE IT HAPPENED IN CUBA AND IN ENGLAND DURING WORLD WAR 11
  9. 9. COMPOSTING IS BLOODY HARD WORK IT’S AN ART AS MUCH AS A SCIENCE
  10. 10. CAN BE MECHANISED – AT A COST
  11. 11. AN EXCITING ALTERNATIVE
  12. 12. SOURCE SEPARATION BIO BAGS ANAEROBIC COMPOSTING * ORGANICS INOCULATED WITH EM
  13. 13. amazon –sustainable forever Grow Crops for 2 years
  14. 14. Replicate the Amazon’s Recycling
  15. 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. 16. Black Soldier Fly – The Recycling Queen BSF LARVAE WILL CONSUME ANY PUTRESENT WASTE YOU THROW AT IT PROTEIN FOR CHOOKS – FISH -PIGS
  17. 17. AQUAPONICS – AQUACULTURE + HYDROPONICS
  18. 18. AUTOPOT AQUAPONICS A SIMPLE – ELEGANT SOLUTION
  19. 19. THE FOUR C’S FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS - FARMS 1. CULTIVATE 2. COLLECT 3. COOK 4. CONSUME
  20. 20. WHERE TO FROM HERE Somewhere Nowhere Who Cares
  21. 21. “In a 1000 mile walk – the first step is the longest”.
  22. 22. What are the steps ? Who will pay for the boots? Let’s play MYTHBUSTERS
  23. 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. 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. 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. 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. 27. AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM STARTS HERE NEVER ENDS
  28. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 33. WHAT WILL WE BE EATING NEXT CHRISTMAS
  34. 34. YOU DECIDE

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