Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 246

We've just been announced as finalists in our local councils Sustainable Garden competition as part of their Sustainability Festival.

This is a great achievement for us as we have put a lot of work into the whole backyard with native plants etc that attract native insects and birds.  Its been designed to be part of the Aussie bush and low maintenance with only water from the annual rain fall to keep the plants going.

Obviously a big part of the yard is the Aquaponics System which with its many parts you have read about including compost, chickens etc all add up to a sustainable system.

We are very excited about attending the winner announcement next weekend and will let you all know how we go.


  1. Whoo Hoo! Congratulations:-) I'll cross my fingers for you!

  2. Thanks Lori. Its very exciting and will hopefully get someone else hooked on Aquaponics. It will also be a great reward for all the work we have done over the last few years. And if we win the $500 prize we'll invest in a water tank to catch rain and use it to offset the AP systems water usage.

  3. I was wondering how the goat should roast went? I have only eaten goat once and it was in a hungi. It was quite nice so I wouldn't mind trying it again.

  4. Hi Kym, It was amazing...We actually chopped the meat up and turned it into a pie.

  5. Congrats! Not that you've done it for the awards, but the money sure would come in handy for another water tank.

    Great work!