Philip Machanick
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Philip Machanick commented on Pete Russell's blog post The Story of Ooooby
"It's a fun challenge to see how much can be grown locally but we don't have to be fanatics. The occasional import isn't the problem, it's the mindset that we are entitled to eat whatever we like, whenever we like and no matter…"
Oct 12, 2009
Philip Machanick posted a blog post

Green Roofs and Aquaponics

I went to a talk at the Kenmore Transition Towns group tonight featuring Green Roofs. The basic idea is to grow stuff on your roof to increase insulation as well as general urban greenery. Food production is also an option. The speaker, Geoff Wilson, is also a big fan of aquaponics, a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. An…See More
Sep 16, 2009
Philip Machanick left a comment for Philip Machanick
"I added bees to my list. Mine are Australian native stingless bees (Trigona carbonaria)."
Sep 7, 2009
Philip Machanick updated their profile
Sep 7, 2009
Philip Machanick left a comment for Duncan Mortimer
"Hey, Duncan: I like to be in touch with the good things going on. See also my mention of ooooby at http://twitter.com/philipmach"
Feb 19, 2009
Philip Machanick left a comment for Pete Russell
"Thanks Pete. I've also given you a mention at twitter http://twitter.com/philipmach – follow me there and get others to mention ooooby on twitter to maximize impact."
Feb 19, 2009
Philip Machanick left a comment for James Samuel
"Hi, James. Last night was my first visit to Kenmore TT. It was great to meet Pete and pick up some of his energy. I am running for Greens in the area next state election (greenupmoggill.org), and this kind of thing makes me feel superfluous. The big…"
Feb 19, 2009
Pete Russell left a comment for Philip Machanick
"Hey Philip. Thanks for the tinyurl support. Any support you can give will make a big difference to the effectiveness of this initiative. Lets spread the word. And great to meet you last night. I hope to be back in this neck of the woods soon and to…"
Feb 19, 2009
James Samuel left a comment for Philip Machanick
"Hi Philip, nice to see that my good friend Pete has passed through your neighbourhood and spread the Ooooby word. How is the transition work going there? What are the key initiatives you are celebrating?"
Feb 19, 2009
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Feb 19, 2009
Duncan Mortimer left a comment for Philip Machanick
"Quick work Philip! : ) It was great meeting you this even'."
Feb 19, 2009
Philip Machanick left a comment for Pete Russell
"As a service to the community I created the following TinyURLs so more people can find this site even by mistyping: http://tinyurl.com/ooooby http://tinyurl.com/oooby It got annoyed with me when I tried to create yet another,…"
Feb 19, 2009
Philip Machanick is now a member of Ooooby
Feb 19, 2009

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At 6:06pm on September 7, 2009, Philip Machanick said…
I added bees to my list. Mine are Australian native stingless bees (Trigona carbonaria).
At 12:39pm on February 19, 2009, nikki said…
hi philip, great to see that last night's meeting inspired a few of us to sign up ....look forward to sharing the fruits! nik
At 11:39am on February 19, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hey Philip. Thanks for the tinyurl support. Any support you can give will make a big difference to the effectiveness of this initiative. Lets spread the word. And great to meet you last night. I hope to be back in this neck of the woods soon and to catch up with you again.
At 8:48am on February 19, 2009, James Samuel said…
Hi Philip, nice to see that my good friend Pete has passed through your neighbourhood and spread the Ooooby word. How is the transition work going there? What are the key initiatives you are celebrating?
At 1:43am on February 19, 2009, Duncan Mortimer said…
Quick work Philip! : ) It was great meeting you this even'.

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Suburb
Taringa
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
I am interested in...
Learning, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Garlic chives, finger limes

Impressive what you can do

When I started filling in my personal stuff I thought I didn't have much growing but the list ends up looking impressive for a small town house back yard.

But not quite so impressive. The lime is growing in a container and I haven't yet hit the right formula to get it to produce much fruit. Still with a bit more effort, this illustrates what many more people could do.

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Green Roofs and Aquaponics

I went to a talk at the Kenmore Transition Towns group tonight featuring Green Roofs. The basic idea is to grow stuff on your roof to increase insulation as well as general urban greenery. Food production is also an option. The speaker, Geoff Wilson, is also a big fan of aquaponics, a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. An… Continue

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