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Energy water climate soil science plants Bsc science (Horticulture) distribution electrician Urban farm Brisbane QFF Energy Extension

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Chillin, offspring from one of three dragons that have found home here. No need for a glass box when they happily roam around eating all sorts of insects provided free of charge #reptile #ecology #nature #wildlife

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Aquappnic system planted out with lettuce and silverbeet #aquaponics #food #sustainable #permaculture #gardeningaustralia #horticulture #urbanfarming #sustainablehouseday

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The propagation area from the light driven shed to the sun hardening stand, growing vegetable and fruit seedlings.The flying dragon are coming along with 50 to be grafted to various citrus trees grown on site. #sustainablehorticulture #horticulture #urbanfarming #gardeningaustralia #edible #food #garden #homegrown #brisbanegardens #veggies #fruit #farm

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Pumpkins are coming on going to be drowning in pumpkin soup what better to help cure a virus #sustainablehorticulture #horticulture #urbanfarming #gardeningaustralia #edible #food #garden #homegrown #organic #sustainablehorticulture #urbanfarming #gardeningaustralia

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Passionfruit vine number two plenty of flowers and fruit coming on for this vine #sustainablehorticulture #horticulture #urbanfarming #gardeningaustralia #edible #food #garden #homegrown #organic #brisbanegardens #garden

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When the grapes are dropping there leaves on the hills hoist the passionfruit takes over with fruit. When the passionfruit finsihed the canes are cut back with the grapes coming through #sustainablehorticulture #horticulture #urbanfarming #gardeningaustralia #edible #food #garden #homegrown #organic #permaculture

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The energy for the grow room can be managed down to the finest detail. It is all driven from a 6.2kw solar couple with a 10.4kw battery system. Outputs from the invertor allow me to select grid or battery power to a real time monitoring device with three outputs. These are switchable from a mobile device allowing me to direct either grid or battery power to the growroom or if needed because of no production or a blackout to power redirect to the house circuits. All this energy is monitored knowing how the kWh and cost associated with the use of the equipment. A timer allows direct control of lighting periods. Some plants flower due to long day or short photoperiods. Giving them a flash of near red light can interrupt this cycle to either delay or promote the flowering period. #sustainablehorticulture #horticulture #urbanfarming #gardeningaustralia #edible #food #garden #energy #solar #batteries #growroom #led #lights #plants

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A large coffee red K7, followed by the ornamental gold berry and a standard red, all arabica. These are planted just outside the bedroom windows setting large jasmine scented like flowers. The berries are high in antioxidants when eaten fresh from the tree with the leaves a substitute for caffeinated tea. If you have a shady spot these will fit in well, they can be stumped pruned after a cropping. The finest coffee producers will only allow one fruiting year then the trees are removed. #coffee #horticulture #food #garden #homegrown #organic

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Hydroponic vertical towers full of lettuce, solar and battery driven. #hydroponics #indoorgrow #urbanfarming #gardeningaustralia #edible #food #garden #homegrown #growroom #energy #solar #energy

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