I have added an archive of the snapshot introductions to the Admin section. Each introduction has a focus for the new snapshot. Differences can be compared and similarities recognised through them.
with National Science Week coming, these two families with young children love having them involved in the farm and food from their place to eat. Though far apart in Victoria, the two locations have issues with soils that need careful management as they care for the Earth.
Wonderful family farming story here from a mixed farm in Nova Scotia, Canada. In the past, with a large family, there was more produced, and excess was sold at farmers’ markets. Excess from apple orchard helps local Larch community. Enjoy redapples+Canada.pdf.
Follow up from World Environment Day survey of Food plants in home gardens in the Wimmera results are now under the 4 teachers page at http://familyfarms.enviroed4all.com.au/4-teachers/home-food-plant-surveys/
What do you think would be the most commonly grown food plant in our survey? It was yellow!
WED activity is on the 4 teachers page, with classroom instructions and a community news release. Inspired by 2 new snapshots from Horsham Ladies Probus on the snapshot page familyfarms.enviroed4all.com.au/family-farm-snapshots/
I’ve been busy this week, writing and editing snapshots about four Family Farms, thanks to my great contributors from Jeparit, Warracknabeal, and Redlands.
The first interstate snapshot comes from a new farm, and a small one being set up under permaculture and with the aim of being self-sufficient. It also includes Native Stingless Bees and Ecobotanica.
Two fantastic men in their 80s from Jeparit shared their family farms with mee. One is a backyard garden in town, and the other is still out on the Crop and Livestock Farm with some wonderful mature fruit trees and vegetables. They share some methods of farming their food gardens, derived from their cropping farmsm but have different solutions to two problems – birds taking fruit and rabbits.
The family farm at Bangerang is a great example of Primary Production – Cropping and Livestock also, with examples of what products result. This snapshot also gives comparisons from the time when this land was settled to today.
I have just put the pdf snapshots up at http://familyfarms.enviroed4all.com.au/family-farm-snapshots . The webpages for these will be done as soon as possible.
So hoping to have more soon.