In defence of the common blackberry

“The old ironic name of “lawyers” for blackberries has been exported from England to the United States: in either case, once in their clutches you never escape! (Perhaps the makers of the handheld wireless device of the same name hoped for the sense of being captured by their product.)” states my beloved book “backyard medicine” … Read more

Urban Farming against Developer Greed and Nonsensical Politicians


Driving back from some days of holidays on the South coast we went past this depressing strip of new development around Campbelltown and half-given up farms around Badgery Creek. It is plain scary. Two random examples: Oran Park and Jordan Springs. Oran Park is about 60 km South-West of Sydney with over 4000 residents and … Read more