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PostPosted: Apr 4th, '12, 08:16 
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I am always trying to spread the word of all things aquaponics in my area whether it be through friends and family, work contacts or door to door hand-outs. But I may have landed the big one for the goldfields region - The local newspaper aka 'The Kalgoorlie Miner'

After reading an article in yesterdays paper about home food production titled 'Good idea, but highly unlikely' I was cocerned it was sending out the wrong message to the community and therefore saw the window of opportunity.

The article spoke about how the impending world food shortage may suggest that we need to step up backyard gardening and home food production and how its a great idea but then in the same sentence puts forward that it is highly improbable due to shrinking housing blocks and speedy lifestyles and we have become a nation that sacrifices freshness and quality for the convinience of supermarkets - pfft

Well, I wrote in to the editor and gave a speech on aquaponics, how it all works and the benifits of organic home food production etc etc

I recieved an email from them this morning on how impressed they are and they want to do an article on my system and how well it feeds the family etc.

Another small step for man and another giant leap for Aquaponics. Woohoo!
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Top stuff mate. I am sure you will do a stellar job of spreading the obsession!

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Well done Charlie. Please post a copy of the article when it is published - would love to have a read.

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No probs Arbe.

Ill see if I can get them to write up the web link for BYAP too.

Thats gotta be worth at least 100 moderator points :roll:

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No probs Arbe.

Ill see if I can get them to write up the web link for BYAP too.

Thats gotta be worth at least 100 moderator points :roll:



.... or at least a hat and stubby holder!

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.... or at least a hat and stubby holder!


Charlie will need those for the photo...and a tshirt as well.

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You rock Charlie!

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Pm me your address Charlie and I will arrange shipment. Good on you :)

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Nice work mate, and I reckon the byap merchandise should be shipped to you immediately so they can be seen in any pics :D

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Go Charlie...... :thumbright:

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Thanks for the support guys!

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Pm me your address Charlie and I will arrange shipment. Good on you

sure thing Faye - thankyou - and yes I will deck myself out in BYAP for all the goldfields to see :thumbleft: you better get those phones ready Faye and EB!!!!

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Bugger.... You mean it's going to get busier here? That sounds like more work..

Damn you Charlie....

Oh hang on, that's supposed to be a good thing isn't it.... :D

Nice one Charlie... I think.... :)

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Ha ha ha

...you have a point thou - not sure now :dontknow: bit of a catch 22

I suppose you can always unplug the phone? :wink:

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Ok - just got off the phone with the journalist and they are coming over on Sunday with a photographer to do a big spread for the newspapers lifestyle section.

Then she wants to come back again next week to do up another article for some kind of gardening magazine she is involved with for a front page story!!!!

Wow - this is better than I first thought.

I spoke to her about BYAP and she is more than happy to write up the link to the site and some information about the buisness. I have printed off the IBC of aquaponics PDF to show her and I will show her some magazines and give her a BYAP pamphlet when she leaves.

Apparently she is a keen gardener herself and has covered stories on community gardening projects all around the world.

This is soooooooooo dam cool!!!!!! :cheers:

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PostPosted: Apr 4th, '12, 17:18 
Give a plug to OBO and others in the area as well...

It's obvious that she, and people just don't understand the "revolution" going on.... even in their backyard... or other peoples... :mrgreen:


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