The Great Retirement is leading TAFE NSW students to the great outdoors – local news

Joelle Shellhot, exploring her properties in the Coffs Hinterland. After moving to the Coffs Hinterland from Cave Beach, Joelle Shellhot felt she needed more space and some property to call her own, studying for a Certificate in Conservation Ecosystem Management at TAFE NSW Coffs Harbor. She is taking the course to equip herself with the … Read more

SunLive – Complaints about kiwifruit shelters blocking light

Kiwifruit crop shelters blocking light and affecting views have been frustrating rural Whakatane residents, prompting the council to re-examine the rules. More and more Rangitaiki Plains dairy farm land is being converted to orchards, and last month Whakatane District Council agreed to lower the decibel level for loud bird scare devices pending public consultation after … Read more

JoAnne Skelly: Whiteflies in the garden

Joanne Skelly By Joan Skelly Wednesday, August 31, 2022 You have planted a variety of vegetables and are looking forward to harvesting them, but the vegetables are not producing as well as you expected. As you work in the garden, you will see many fast-flying tiny white critters circling around. Turn a leaf or two … Read more

‘Summer Community Jam’ returns for the first time since 2019

‘Summer Community Jam’ returns for the first time since 2019 Westlawn Gardens brings the community together through parks, playgrounds and gardens Updated: 5:34 pm CDT August 31, 2022 The Summer Community Jam returns to Westlawn Gardens for the first time since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of community events in 2020 and 2021. … Read more

JW Marriott and Lily Kwong have teamed up on the chic Hotel Gardens Trio.

Lily Kung at the JW Marriott Essex House JW Marriott If there’s one type of design that’s uniquely unique, it’s the hotel layout. But JW Marriott and Studio Lily Kwong The elegant trio at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Essex House New … Read more

Flies that destroy the best garbage

Scientists at James Cook University are researching how to better breed flies from garbage so the larvae can be used as a sustainable source of protein for pets and farm and livestock. JCU Professor Kayal Zenger is a project leader working with Flyfarm Queensland to address the challenges facing Australian Black Soldier Fly (BSF) farming … Read more

Vegetable Delight: Basil Carbonara

My Children have an arrangement with a local farmer. After the weekly farmer’s market, he would deliver surplus produce to sell on the sidewalk in front of our house. They split the income 50/50 with the farmer getting half and the children dividing the other. Click to expand Ari Levax … Read more

Local 4-She was well represented at the State Fair.

The Nebraska State Fair is the premier opportunity for 4-H members to showcase what they have learned and accomplished throughout the year. The Dawson County 4-H Exhibitors had 86 static exhibits at the Nebraska State Fair. According to UNL Extension Educator Andrea Nisley, the results of the Gothenburg and Cozad ribbons are as follows. A … Read more