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Happy October - it's GLSC's birthday month, with 2017 marking 16 years that Paul & I have been in the business of encouraging good folk like yourselves to get out and garden! For those of you who have been with us the whole journey - thank you! And for those who have more recently discovered us - welcome & we hope we've got you hooked on living the green life too!
Spring has arrived @ Green Life - although the weather has been a bit all over the place with some cold & rainy days - as usual, right at Royal Show time! Hopefully the cold conditions haven't set your seedlings back too much; the longer daylight hours and sunshine (when it shows itself!) has meant things in our garden have been booming.
Slowly but surely we are starting to get through a wider range of seedlings - so thank you for your patience if you've been waiting for these. They have been slow over the colder weather to reach a saleable size; but the tomatoes, chillis and capsicum seedlings are in stock and we've a good range to choose from.
Last week, Paul attended a 4 day intensive 'Nutrition Farming' workshop with Graeme Sait. Graeme's focus is on how soil health affects human health and planetary health; and his concepts of supporting our diet through nutrient dense foods (grown in nutrient dense soils) is something we align very much with here @ GLSC. It's part of the ongoing research and development that Paul puts into our mixes, making sure they provide the best possible growing conditions for plants.
In other news we've just heard we've been selected as finalists (2nd year in a row) for the Belmont & WA Small Business Awards - in the categories of 'Environment' and 'Marketing'. We're up against some excellent competition so while I'm not sure what the outcome will be (the winners are announced at the end of the month) it is gratifying to be selected as a finalist in such good company.
In our last newsletter, you may have read that this year GLSC is supporting 'Do it in a Dress' again - the campaign run by Melbourne charity 'One Girl' who provide schooling opportunities for girls in Africa. In many poor countries, any available opportunity for education is provided to male children; meaning that many girls are expected to marry young, and there is a continued cycle of poverty that tends to go with this. Studies have shown that when girls are given an education, they tend to marry later, have fewer children, earn more to help support their families, and will go on to teach their own children to read. Societies where this change has occurred tend to have better hygiene and health outcomes - so it's a win for everyone to help alleviate poverty and the reliance on aid in some of the poorest countries in the world. 'Do it in a Dress' recently received some notoriety thanks to Cory Bernadi linking it to the same sex marriage debate - which of course it has absolutely nothing to do with - but the primary school embroiled in the "controversy" has raised over $300,000 (at time of writing) for the charity! Better than a cake stall any day!!! The Green Life Soil Co team will be donning school uniforms over the weekend of 14 & 15th October - so if you're planning on visiting us that weekend, please bring along your loose change (or cheque book!) to donate to the cause - or you can support us with an online donation here: http://www.doitinadress.com/green-life-soil-co (One Girl is a registered charity and as such online donations over $2 are tax deductible)
Remember to check out our updated workshop schedule - the much anticipated 'Tucker Bush' workshop booking information is now LIVE - you can find the details of that session (and all the others) by clicking on this link: https://greenlifesoil.worldsecuresystems.com/events