Category Archives: history

why weeds

How interesting is the reaction. Quite often you find yourself offending people, just by the nature of your arguments. Often times the fact that you come across as an advocate for reconsidering our hard stand on what specie should live … Continue reading

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back in Bundanon

In Bundanon for a week, the starting point of a project which sparked off from your involvement with SiteWorks (please click the link to know more). As a spin-off from the amazing laboratory that SiteWorks was, you and Jim Wallis … Continue reading

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Alack, ’tis he!

King Lear Act 4, scene five CORDELIA: Alack, ‘tis he! Why, he was met even now As mad as the vexed sea, singing aloud, Crowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds, With hardokes, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers, Darnel, and the idle weeds … Continue reading

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First weedbook tour: Farm cove, The Domain and the now Royal Botanic Gardens

Getting ready for the first of a series of tours in Sydney, first up The Domain, this coming Saturday, still places available, book via education@mca.com.au or 9245 2484.. The Domain. This is a great way to start, as just over … Continue reading

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On weeds etc..

And yet another great radio documentary by ABC Radio National, this time written and presented by Noëlle Janaczewska. Touching on many aspects of the complexities that weeds inhabit, from wildlife xenophobia to cultural heritage Vs environmental integrity, this documentary makes … Continue reading

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Vite potata

Vite potata, originally uploaded by the weed one. While talking to the local gardener here (il signor Merloni, the most esquisite person), and explaining your background in pretty much a wide spectrum of gardening/farming in orchards and dairy farms, you … Continue reading

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Fondazione Baruchello

You find yourself ploughing an art-rich soil: Il campo di grano dell’ Agricola Cornelia Spa. 1973 a young, fairly established artist, coming out of the ’60 social upheaval, tired and disillusioned for what came next (the political terrorism years of … Continue reading

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on the danger of loosing landmarks

In the 1940′s a farmer north-west of Sydney devised a new way to interact with the landscape in order to minimize the loss of topsoil due to erosion, store water and enhance the ability of the soil to regenerate and … Continue reading

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