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by Scotness
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New version of free-economy.org now launched
Replies: 5
Views: 4717

Re: New version of free-economy.org now launched

Just letting everyone know the site and the app are back up - they've been down for a while due to a few technical difficulties (okay me not getting emails etc!!) - but all back up and running now :-) The Free Economy - web interface The Free Economy Android App Give it ago - let's build a sustainab...
by Scotness
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New version of free-economy.org now launched
Replies: 5
Views: 4717

Re: New version of free-economy.org now launched

Hey guys just letting you know the site is going really well and we've just launched an Android App as well https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.free.economy&hl=en We were even lucky enough to get a little bit of local press http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/toowoomba-father-scot-mcph...
by Scotness
Wed May 15, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New version of free-economy.org now launched
Replies: 5
Views: 4717

Re: New version of free-economy.org now launched

Thanks everyone who'd been enquiring - the free economy site is back up and running - I'd just changed ISP's so had some downtime etc in the change over

http://www.free-economy.org/


Scot
by Scotness
Wed May 15, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: free range gardening
Replies: 14
Views: 6620

Re: free range gardening

Guinea fowl are popular here in Australia - apparently they don't scratch the garden but will pick out bugs to eat off the plants - and they chase snakes away -- I guess they're good pet/guard birds, I don't know what their laying is like though.

Scot
by Scotness
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Benefits of longer term crop rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Benefits of longer term crop rotation

Yes good observation - and this is what will happen when we run out of fossil fuels, if nothing else can replace them

Scot
by Scotness
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Pineapples

Okay thanks

Scot
by Scotness
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Benefits of longer term crop rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Benefits of longer term crop rotation

The Riff-Raff Element wrote:I think this is called "re-inventing the wheel" :lol:
Oh I agree but at least now there's a comprehensive scientific study that supports it - so it's got to be pretty hard for various organisations to deny

Scot
by Scotness
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Pineapples

I've just noticed one of my pineapple plants is fruiting (or is that vegetabling??) - this is the first time one of them has done that - any idea how long they take to mature. I'm in Brisbane, Australia - just heading into spring and summer now - presumably it would be till late summer? Also the pla...
by Scotness
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New members please read
Replies: 21
Views: 14579

Re: New members please read

Just getting back to the original post is there a way to integrate your time zone with your location? It would be interesting if when someone posts, the amount of hours difference between where they are and where the reader is reading from was displayed? I'm probably pushing the coding too far :lol:...
by Scotness
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Benefits of longer term crop rotation
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Benefits of longer term crop rotation

Has anyone seen there was a study recently completed by Iowa State University that concluded improved yields can be gained by longer crop rotation cycles that virtually removes the need for any fertiliser and chemicals. I'll quote a bit from the article in the New York Times; The study was done on l...
by Scotness
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Freecycle (love it)
Replies: 15
Views: 3983

Re: Freecycle (love it)

Mustardseedmama wrote:I very much want to join freecycle, and tried a few weeks ago, but I can't get logged in to the stupid thing! I sent the little email asking for help, and got back a confirmation of my freecycle name (?!). Urrrrrrgh!
Try free-economy.org -- logging in is optional

Scot
by Scotness
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New version of free-economy.org now launched
Replies: 5
Views: 4717

Re: New version of free-economy.org now launched

Hi Rachel - yes the original idea was to have something like that - but I thought not everyone would know their longitude and latitude - and we couldn't' find a list for enough towns in the world to make it worthwhile. However it's still a good idea and I think we need to bring in some kind of combi...
by Scotness
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New version of free-economy.org now launched
Replies: 5
Views: 4717

New version of free-economy.org now launched

Hi guys I've now got the new version of the free-economy site launched http://www.free-economy.org - there'll be various bugs etc that will probably need ironing out - but most of the new features are all there. These include accounts and saved searches - and the ability to define projects. So for i...
by Scotness
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Freecycle (love it)
Replies: 15
Views: 3983

Re: Freecycle (love it)

Years ago (in the late 90's) I had an idea very similar to freecycle - but I didn't know how to implement it - a few years later a friend told me about freecycyle and I founded one of the first freecycle groups in Australia. Things started slowly and then took off quite quickly - and we rapidly beca...
by Scotness
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The Free Economy v2.0 - Explorer, Firefox and Safari
Replies: 15
Views: 3332

Re: The Free Economy v2.0 - Explorer, Firefox and Safari

I've given the front page a bit of a work over - the essential coding for the database is still the same - but if anyone notices any problems could you please let me know. There is now also a google group as the official discussion page for the project -- but here is fine as well :hugish: Scot :-)