Archives for February 2011

The Fragility of Food Supply

There are early predictions more than 90 per cent of Australia’s banana crop was wiped out as Cyclone Yasi hit ‘Banana Central’ – a narrow coastal strip  centred around Innisfail, Tully and Cardwell, North Queensland. 85 per cent of Australia’s bananas are grown here. “With industry worth AUS$400 million, a total of 75 per cent […]

Scarlet runner beans

Despite ridiculous winds, our scarlet runner beans and the sunflowers planted within the cage the beans are climbing, have almost reached the roof. The beautiful orange flowers look sensational against the slate colour of the house. Oh how it fills my heart with joy!