Armidale Vegetable Sowing Guide
This guide shows planting time periods that should allow you to get a crop in Armidale.
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SLA

Living in Armidale NSW Australia, we aim to raise awareness of the implications of climate change and the depletion of natural resources, to build networks, and inspire and empower our community to build a more self-reliant, resilient and sustainable future. We are made up of action groups each with a specific focus, currently these are:

SLA is a volunteer organisation that depends on the energy of its members, so please get involved and join one of the above action groups by clicking on the link and joining its mailing list.

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Last chance to go solar before credits reduce on 1 Jan ’19

Last chance to go solar before credits reduce on 1 Jan ’19

The 9th solar power bulk-buy block is currently open for residents, farms and businesses throughout the New England North West region. As at the time of writing, deposits for just over half of the block have been taken. Now is your last chance to purchase and install solar power before the renewable energy credits reduce again on 1 […] full article »

Progress from the Start of Save Our Macleay River

Progress from the Start of Save Our Macleay River

In 2013, a group of consultants made several recommendations to Government about how to deal with the arsenic contaminated tailings from a processing facility at Urunga. One option presented was to truck 30,000M3 for storing and possibly processing to Hillgrove, on top of the escarpment in the upper Macleay catchment. Many people thought it was crazy […] full article »

December Party: Bring a friend and finger food to share

December Party: Bring a friend and finger food to share

[ Thursday, 6 Dec; 6:30 pm; ] Let’s celebrate all the good sustainable culture in Armidale with friends and lovely finger food. We will provide drinks, corn hole, table soccer, music, and a beautiful community garden. The festivities will happen at the new time of 6.30pm Thursday 6th December at the Armidale Community Garden behind NERAM with a car entrance via Taylor St. There […] full article »

Sapphire Community Investment December Roadshow

Sapphire Community Investment December Roadshow

[ Thursday, 6 Dec; 5:30 pm; ] Thank you for your patience over the past few months and it was great to see those that attended the Wind Farm Open Day on 21 October. The exciting news is that with construction nearing completion, the community co-investment into Sapphire Wind Farm is about to open. Thursday 6th December Armidale City Bowling Club Drop […] full article »

Book Launch: ‘Locked On!’

Book Launch: ‘Locked On!’

[ Friday, 7 Dec; 5:30 pm; ] Friday 7th December, 5.30 pm Reader’s Companion, 149 Beardy St Mall This event launches Marty Branagan’s illustrated novel ‘Locked On! The Seventh and Most Illegal in the Hitchhiker’s Guide Trilogy’. It’s a fictionalised account of the Leard Forest blockade against coal mining on the Liverpool Plains, and the blockade against coal seam gas on farmland at Bentley, […] full article »

The Future is Not for Sale

The Future is Not for Sale

[ Saturday, 8 Dec; 11:00 am; ] Concerned members of our community who are angry at the news this week that ADANI will be proceeding are invited to join a march to give voice to your concern. The Reef, Queensland’s Artesian Water, the climate, the traditional owners, the environment, our young people and the future are all losers if this proceeds. Meet at […] full article »

Boomerang Bag Bee

Boomerang Bag Bee

[ Saturday, 11 Aug; 9:00 am; Saturday, 8 Sep; 9:00 am; Saturday, 13 Oct; 9:00 am; Saturday, 10 Nov; 9:00 am; Saturday, 8 Dec; 9:00 am; Saturday, 12 Jan; 9:00 am; Saturday, 9 Feb; 9:00 am; Saturday, 9 Mar; 9:00 am; Saturday, 11 May; 9:00 am; Saturday, 8 Jun; 9:00 am; ] Boomerang Bags sewing bees are the second Saturday of the month at the Kent House Community Centre commencing at 9am to 1pm. It would be great to see you all there. Bring your friends and your sewing machine if you have one. There are some non-sewing jobs to do also. Be part of the solution. Armidale Boomerang Bags Facebook […] full article »

The Rescue Project

The Rescue Project

The Rescue Project is a citizen storytelling project by UNSW and Landcare Australia, and it invites the public to tell their story of environmental rescue – whether that be of a tract of bush, a farm, or indeed a native animal – in 500 words. It’s a powerful means to express our relationship with the natural world […] full article »