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Post: # 302Post Wombat
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:44 pm

G'Day All,

I live in Western Sydney, Australia, we have a small suburban block and allottments are unknown here so I do the most with what I have. I have 4 veggie patches, about a dozen or so fruit trees, water tanks on the garage, solar hot water, wood burning fires, and a 12 volt electricity system through the house. Oh and I forgot the chooks! - 6 of them.

I have been writing self sufficiency articles for a local magazine (Grass Roots) for 20 odd years and Andy has been nice enough to put a couple up here.

Nice to meet you all,

Nev Sweeney
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G'day nev

Post: # 303Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:41 pm

Hello again nev

Did not realise that you had been writing for grass roots 20 years, wow long time mate. Would not mind looking at a copy one of these days, I guess it is only a local sydney thing, do they have any sister magazines?

And how can you forget the chooks mate
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Post: # 305Post Emma
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:20 pm

Hello Nev I really like the cotton article, will you make me a new dress from your plants :geek:

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Post: # 308Post Wombat
Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:46 am

G'Day Andy

To be precise, my first article (on steam distillation of essential oils) was printed in Feb 1982. :lol: Grass Roots is published out of Seymour, Victoria, there is also Earth Garden , published from Victoria and a newcomer - Warm Earth, published in Brisbane. Grass Roots do not have a website, EG does but I am not sure about warm earth. Grass Roots and EG are available all over Aus, but I have not seen Warm Earth around so much.

I don't know of any similar mags in your neck of the woods, but I have seen articles from the UK previously in Grass Roots, usually by Aussie expats. I have some spare copies (they send you two when they print an article) so email me a postal address and I will send you over a couple.

G'Day Emma,

I would love to but at this stage I will be lucky to get a pocket handkerchief :-o . Where I am learning spinning, they talk about queen size cotton sheets, to much amusement :lol: .

thanks for the kind comments guys :D .

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