New guy from qld.

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  1. jjwebb123

    jjwebb123 Junior Member

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    Hi Everyone.My name is jason.
    I have always been interested in the environment and sustainability.my family has a veggie patch,fruit garden and lots of animals.Permaculture is new term to me.The first time i heard of it was about 6 months ago.The reason i joined this forum is to learn more about it.Meet people who have the same interests as me.At the moment i am a panel beater.But i can see my self in the future working in a horticultural or permaculture job.I hope to hear from someone soon.In the mean time i will have a look around this site.
    Cheers.
     
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    welcome Jason. It's a great place to start your learning. Have fun!!
     
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    Which bit of Qld Jason?
     
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    welcome Jason. Your story is familar to me as I was an electrician (still am I guess) before I got the bug. Now I produce food and teach permaculture full time.
    Good luck with your transition.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies.I am from far north qld,west of townsville.well not really looking at a transition atm,as i just started my panel beating apprenticeship,2nd year lol. but i have always been interested in anything to do with the environment.I really want to learn more about it.extend my knowledge.
     
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    Hello Jason,
    Welcome to the forum..!! I hope you will enjoy your stay here and will find this forum very beneficial for yourself..!! :)
     
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    thanks for all the warm welcomes.Now i just have to find something to talk about.lol.
     
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    The weather. That's always a good place to start! Do you reckon it'll rain this weekend?
     
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    lol.well where i am i think it will.Lots of clouds over us at the moment.Has been for the last 2 days or so.Maybe a movie weekend.lol.
     
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    organic termicide

    Actually apart from the weather i do have something to talk about.I have been wondering it for quite some time now.Where i live is kinda in the bush,so termites are quite abundant.We recently cut down a big gum tree,to find it was completely full of mud.I have resulted to using termicide around the tree's becuase if i dont i will lose them.I have already lost several fruit tree's.I was wondering if anyone has heard of an organic termicide that WORKS.Look forward to your ideas.
    Thanks
     
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    You were right about the rain!
    Don't know what to do about termites. I thought they only ate dead wood. You sure it was termites that killed the fruit trees, not something else and they just hopped on board for a feed after they started to snuff it?
    Found this. It might lead to a more useful link.
     
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    well one day,one of my citrus tree's branch broke off,and when i looked at it it was hollow as was the tree.completely healthy apart from that.Same thing happened to another of my citrus.i take pride and really care for my citrus,so i dont think they were un healthy,and thus brought on the termites.but thanks for the reply...need all the help i can get.lol.
     
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    hi guys.Not sure if this is the right place to ask,so let me know if its not. = ) I am looking at getting some training and qualification in the horticulture area.As by a cert of some sort.While i am doing my apprenticeship.Anyway,i found this place called ACS Distance Education.Its seems to be the only place in Australia that offers distance education in a variety of subject.(online) As the coarse's are a little pricey,i dont want to waste my money.lol. so has anyone heard or used this place before? and if so would you reccomend it for horticulture/permaculture coarse's? it looks quite professional and promising.
    cheers
     

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