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Devil's advocate



Devil's advocate

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The quarterly magazine from the Arid Lands Environment Centre


Arid Lands Environment Centre


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Alice Springs


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Healthy futures for arid lands and people




Environmental Protection; Australia, Central; Conservation Of Natural Resources; Arid Lands Environment Centre (Australia); Periodicals

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Arid Lands Environment Centre

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Alice Springs


Devil's advocate


Autumn 2015

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Arid Lands Environment Centre



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Arid Edge www.aridedge.com.au Arid Edge has kicked off the year with a series of gardening workshops in the Utopia Homelands. In partnership with Medicare Local NT and My Pathway, Arid Edge is working with local gardeners and residents to build their skills in arid gardening and permaculture. Late last year we installed a CAT wicking bed at the Alparra Aged Care Centre, and this February have started working on soil testing Book a Garden Tune Up now. Only $49.00! 30 minute consult includes: On the spot irrigation repairs + maintenance Water saving advice Quotes for further work needed Call: 8953 8835 Email: info@aridedge.com.au and garden bed preparation at existing beds in 3 Bore outstation and the Batchelor Learning Centre. Workshops to come include weed control, repairs to earth bag wicking beds, basic irrigation, fruit tree pruning and planting out the winters crop of veggies. Utopia locals have a history of gardening going back years now, and are proving keen participants. Were looking forward to more great work to come in Utopia. Arid Edge is continuing its work at the Santa Theresa Orchard and is developing a 5-year plan for the site. This is building on previous work at the site and is in partnership with Catholic Care NT and Atyengheatherre Aboriginal Corporation. Arid Edge has recently completed waste audits in 3 local schools. This year we are looking to partner with more schools in the areas of energy, water and waste efficiency. Arid Edge is also planning the next Introduction to Permaculture Course this Autumn watch out for dates in ALECs fortnightly Thorny News and on the Arid Edge website aridedge.com.au Getting the wicking bed at the Batchelor Learning Centre ready for a new winter crop.

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