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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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 »

October Forum: Water security in a climate emergency 

October Forum: Water security in a climate emergency 

[ Thursday, 1 Oct; 7:00 pm; ] Zoom link: https://une-au.zoom.us/j/95047693406?pwd=MUM5dlFqRHI0bXFXTjZJbkttYldJdz09 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 […] 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 »

Wangan and Jagalingou warriors re-establish control of Country to #EvictAdani

Wangan and Jagalingou warriors re-establish control of Country to #EvictAdani

“We, the Wangan and Jagalingou tribal warriors have re-established control of access to our Country leading to the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine site to enforce protection of our home lands. We are #StandingOurGround to evict Adani and end the desecration of our homelands.” Watch their video and follow them on Facebook or Twitter as they continue […] full article »

Climate Matters: Armidale Urban Rivercare Group

Climate Matters: Armidale Urban Rivercare Group

Local residents, recalling swimming and fishing in Dumaresq Creek, founded the Armidale Urban Rivercare Group (AURG) to rehabilitate Dumaresq Creek in Armidale. Since 2002, long sections of Dumaresq Creek from Lake Zot at UNE to Cookes Road have been rehabilitated through the efforts of AURG’s members. Well over 70,000 endemic riparian plants have been planted […] full article »