Sustainable House Day September 13, 2015

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  1. stevo

    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member GOLD

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    Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I have a sustainable garden :)
     
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    Register it Mark!
    We'll come and visit! :)
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member GOLD

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    Some of those houses dont have much?... I'm not sure what you'd go and look at.
     
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    They aren't necessarily extraordinary - I think the concept is just there to inspire people to get on board with renewable resources and sustainability, which are both a subset of SELF-SUFFICIENCY!
    I could even register my suburban home with them, just because I have a rainwater tank, small vege patch, PV panels and solar hot water with a couple of fruit trees in the backyard. Even with all that, we still have a positive electricity bill, still have to use town water for home use and have to buy almost all our fresh foods from the market...

    That's why I'm taking it more seriously come summer. Spread out a bit, plant more fruit trees, establish a solid vege garden and go solar with battery. Perhaps in 3-5 years we'll get there...
     
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    We had a big bbq on Sunday and all food came from our property (except some condiments/milk/nibblies/snags ect) we certainly rarely need to buy salads, vegetables, and fruits.

    Roasted three of our pekin ducks and made a rooster curry... will post a new thread with photos soon.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about!
     
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    I agree with Ash, have an open day Mark :D
     
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    Maybe one day - my yard needs more work yet! :p
     
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    You could make it an open day as well as a working bee. :p
     
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