Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Uni blues.

I've got the "I have a stats test tomorrow and barely understand a thing" blues. Luckily we're allowed to take cheat notes in so I may at least get marks for the right formula...if I can figure out which is the right one.
Poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I've tried to study but it makes me feel bad. Still I guess it's stopping me from thinking about the terrible state the planet is in.

I planted a new Grevillea out the front. Grevillea rhyolitica - it's endangered where it comes from but is available as a garden plant. It comes from near the coast over east so hopefully it will be a good replacement for the one that just died out the front.

The Lord Mayor of Sydney has made a bold move in council meetings by trying to make sustainable choices when it comes to food choice. She is going for more sustainable fish choices, not using chocolate that enslaves children in its production and organic over conventional produce from local farmers where possible. Brave move and highly controversial as far as all those gooses with their heads in the sand thinking there is nothing wrong with the way the human species behaves.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Community gardens network.

There is a community gardens group started recently to help people set up food gardens in suburban areas.
The website (what there is of it so far) is WA community gardens network.
There are some good workshops and forums on in the near future about how to implement more food growing in the city and surrounds. It's good that this sort of thing is going on as many people need to get help to grow fresh food.
Perth is one of the most isolated cities in the world, as far as distance from other populated places goes. We really need to reduce our reliance on carbon based transport systems. Growing more food locally will help with the transition.
They are closely working with this mob from over east, Community gardens, who have been supporting community gardening for some time and have a wealth of knowledge on their website.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I'm back at uni, doing Statistics and Database stuff..that totally sucks and makes me depressed every time I go to class. I don't get it, the lecturer isn't much help and my tutor for it is scary and mean. A pox on stats.

The other subject, Water and Earth Science is much more interesting but I fear it will suffer due to more time spent on the thing I don't get. Ugh.

Just so you know!!

And it's stinkin' hot.