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

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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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

BirdLife Australia brings you the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, one of Australia’s biggest citizen science events! National Bird Week 2020 will take place between Monday 19 October and Sunday 25 October. Celebrate National Bird Week by taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count — you will be joining thousands of people from across the country who will be […] full article »

Edgar Lane Habitat worth saving!

Edgar Lane Habitat worth saving!

The Wildlife Habitat Group of SLA was formed in response to the threat of removal of habitat trees along Edgar Lane (now Street). The Lane was to be widened and tarred to facilitate housing development but it was known to be a wildlife corridor. The developer was happy to rethink the position of the road. […] full article »

Patsy’s submission to local strategic planning statement

Patsy’s submission to local strategic planning statement

  Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Armidale Regional Council’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement. I think this plan needs significant revision because it appears to have been written based on earlier circumstances and documents. It does not take into account the severity of the drought, the frightening fires and smoke, the constraints throughout […] full article »

SS4C’s Armidale Day of Action

SS4C’s Armidale Day of Action

[ Friday, 25 Sep; 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Hello Lovely people I’m here today to tell you about September 25th!!! Armidale’s day of action We are going to be holding an online webinar, or concert if you like, of young speakers, performers and players on Friday, the 25th of September! It starts at 3:45 and finishes at 5:00 pm (estimated finishing time) Feel free to […] full article »

VIDEO October Forum: Water security in a climate emergency 

VIDEO October Forum: Water security in a climate emergency 

[ Thursday, 1 Oct; 7:00 pm; ] Come and talk about water with Dr Deb Bower, Dr Ian Reeve, Bec Smith and others. Brief outline below: Armidale Regional Council has recently relaxed water restrictions. Bores have also been sunk at the edge of the Mother of Ducks lagoon at Guyra. Intensive horticulture is a growing business. What do we know about the sustainability of our […] full article »

Opportunity for input to Local Strategic Planning Statement

Opportunity for input to Local Strategic Planning Statement

[ Monday, 28 Sep; 5:00 pm; ] The Local Strategic Planning Statement is required by the NSW government and will guide development in our region for the next 20 years. The current draft does not mention climate change or any commitment to carbon reduction. This is not good enough! We need you to raise your voice and put in a submission by Monday 28th […] full article »

ZOOM Talk by Dave Carr to NPA on Koalas

ZOOM Talk by Dave Carr to NPA on Koalas

[ Sunday, 27 Sep; 1:00 pm; ] For three years, Dave Carr from Stringybark Ecological has been working with JML Environmental Consultants, EcoGeoSpatial and UNE to learn more about the Armidale Koala population. Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74262380098?pwd=WFhvTWg0SjRGZUJvNzZzOU9maDdlQT09 full article »

Aussie backyard bird count

Aussie backyard bird count

[ Monday, 19 Oct to Sunday, 25 Oct. ] Save the date — the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is back from 19-25 October 2020. The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard, no matter where your backyard might be — whether it’s a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, a farm, down by the beach, or the main […] full article »