Tag Archives: Tasmania

Are weeds more important than we realise?

Thanks to John for this BBC article. Previously, in many blog posts, I have talked about the nutritional and medicinal value of many of the plants we routinely label as weeds in Tasmania. After reading the BBC story I wondered … Continue reading

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Opportunities to volunteer elsewhere in Tassie

Tasmania’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is offering a range of extraordinary volunteering opportunities. Perhaps some blog followers may be interested to pursue one of the five options in the south of the state or the one … Continue reading

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Pulpit Rock above New Norfolk

We had spent the morning at a community garden, at markets, and then in a civilised tea room with the freshest of refreshments. It was time to head back to Hobart but first we allowed ourselves one final excursion. We … Continue reading

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Drinking tea at New Norfolk

After the markets we headed off westwards along the Lyell Highway hoping to find another market. We never did. However a short stopover beside the fast current of the Derwent River was most refreshing. Idyllic. Then we meandered through the … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 3 of 3

High St, the main shopping street down the centre of the New Norfolk CBD, was closed to traffic and stalls reached as far as the eye could see and beyond. One fellow wandered through the crowd playing his banjo. The … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 2 of 3

After leaving the Derwent Valley Community Garden we sought out the Lachlan River Co-op with the expectation of buying fresh fruit and vegetables. I wondered whether this was the place where I might find hot-house grown New Norfolk tomatoes. Situated … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 1 of 3

A few weeks ago a Hobart vegetable market sold me tomatoes which they claim were grown in a hot house in New Norfolk. They tasted full and rich as if they had been grown in a southern summer sun. I … Continue reading

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The Sunrise Project

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Chorus is known around Australia and parts of the world for its love of singing and the qualities the choristers bring. Members have sung alongside major choirs across Australia and in Hong Kong, Barcelona and … Continue reading

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Mt Montagu via Thark Ridge

Intrepid walker N headed off into Wellington Park recently for a walk that was 13.88kms in distance and took 5 hours and 39 mins. His evocative photographs show a range of weather and indicate how beautiful this landscape is up … Continue reading

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Tarraleah lichens

Gardening friend K told me recently that ‘I went to Tarraleah on the weekend. I have shared a couple of pics – one of a lichen (?) that seems to grow mainly on the dead branches of live trees as … Continue reading

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