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

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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:

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Last day to register to speak at The Public Hearing into the Narrabri Gas Project

Last day to register to speak at The Public Hearing into the Narrabri Gas Project

[ Friday, 10 Jul; 5:00 pm; ] If you would like to apply to speak at the Hearing of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) re Santos Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Project in The Pilliga then please put in an application by 5pm Friday 10 July Speaker Registration Form Have Your Say written submissions The IPC have allocated five days for hearings (20-25 July) and we need to […] full article »

AACSGaM Presentation to IPC Hearing on Vickery Extension

[ Saturday, 4 Jul; ] Dear All, Here is the presentation I just made to the IPC Hearing regarding the Vickery Extension on behalf of AACSGaM. Stay safe, Bea 4th July, 2020 Armidale Action on Coal Seam Gas and Mining is one of several action groups of Sustainable Living Armidale (SLA). The Group has 113 members on its mailing list, SLA 585 […] full article »

CLIMATE MATTERS: Compost

CLIMATE MATTERS: Compost

Compost is the ultimate plant food and soil amendment and the secret to healthy soil and healthy plants. Compost improves soil structure, protects plants from pests and diseases, builds soil fertility, and provides essential plant nutrients. Soil with organic matter from compost absorbs rainfall or irrigation water quicker, preventing runoff, and stores water for longer. Compost […] full article »

VIDEO: Inspiration from South Eastern NSW

VIDEO: Inspiration from South Eastern NSW

In 2006, a group called Clean Energy for Eternity started in the little NSW south coast town of Tathra. As you watch this video, you will be amazed at how, from this, they have managed to mobilise people from all over this corner of the state – and how they have focused on solutions, and […] full article »

VIDEO: Stop Vickery Mine Expansion — make a submission

As you may be aware, Groups are preparing to send submissions to the Independent Planning Commission in relation to the Vickery Mine Expansion, which will be dangerously close to the Namoi River, for one thing….besides, more coal, less farmland. Please be inspired to write your own submissions, as you feel it, with passion. Have your say https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/resources/pac/media/files/pac/projects/2020/03/vickery-extension-project/comments/boggabri-farming-community.mp4 full article »

2020 SLA ZOOM AGM

2020 SLA ZOOM AGM

[ Thursday, 2 Jul; 7:00 pm; ] Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the Annual General Meeting will be held by Zoom video-conference in accordance with clause 34 of the SLA Constitution. The AGM will be before the July forum with office bearers elected and Convenors of Action Groups endorsed. A brief year in review by Action Group convenors and vision for the future […] full article »

Platypus Prophecy Special Episode: Jeremy Buckingham on stopping the Narrabri CSG project

Platypus Prophecy Special Episode: Jeremy Buckingham on stopping the Narrabri CSG project

It’s decision time on the Narrabri gas project. Time for action! It’s happened. The NSW Government officially backed approval of the Santos Narrabri Gas Project and have referred it for a decision to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). That process could take just 12 weeks. It’s time to gear up. It has been community action that has […] full article »

Swarm at Armidale Community Preschool

Swarm at Armidale Community Preschool

Armidale Community Preschool is a community-based service in the centre of Armidale. Our preschool environment is natural, consisting of native and exotic plants and trees, which attracts a range of creatures from insects to birds and lizards. We have installed several water stations around the garden for insects, bees, and lizards. There are also two […] full article »