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Crop Pioneer
Alannah James, December 13th, 2018

Crop Pioneer

Hills local Jasper Ball is one of ten SA pioneers who have planted their first ever industrial hemp crop. A third generation farmer on the family property Jasper is well versed in farming but this type of crop is completely new territory. “I was looking for something different to grow in the Adelaide Hills and, I suppose, to try crack into a new market,” Jasper said. As growing a hemp crop has never been done in South Australia,... Read Article

Lake Reclaimed
Casey Tonkin, December 06th, 2018

Lake Reclaimed

The Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is one step closer to achieving its goals with the recent purchase of Lake Cumbungi. A crucial part of the sanctuary's ecosystem, the artificial lake provides water for a system of creeks and pools that flows through Warrawong helping to feed one of its most popular species – platypus. Shy and elusive, platypus are unique and unusual animals. Their duck bills and beaver tails famously confounded European scientists who thought the specimens of this venomous, egg-laying... Read Article

With the Lot
Alyssa McKellar, November 29th, 2018

With the Lot

Over the past three years, halfway down a gumtree-lined street in Hay Valley, alongside apple orchards and vineyards, something a little special has been brewing at 100 Chambers Road. From 11am on Saturday December 8, visitors will be welcomed to Lot 100, a unique, conglomerate cellar door promising an experience like no other. The sprawling 84-hectare property is home to a distillery, winery, brewery, juicer, restaurant, function space and someday, live music. They’ll go hand-in-hand to provide a... Read Article

Santapaws
Samantha Smith, November 23rd, 2018

Santapaws

This Christmas Nairne Vet Clinic is organising a photoshoot for your beloved furry friends and Santa Claus. Vet and clinic owner Michael Woodworth will be the photographer for the occasion and explained a co-worker came up with the idea. “Our nurse Melinda has come up with the idea and is organising it all,” Michael said. “I saw the idea online and a few people had been asking where they can get photos done, everyone thought it would be fun and... Read Article

Starstruck
Casey Tonkin, November 15th, 2018

Starstruck

The stars are objective: they can be counted, measured and catalogued but they can also be read and interpreted. Both the measurement and the reading of stars are valuable for us to understand our place in the universe. Fraser Farrell is co-founder of the Backyard Universe – a business that travels around the state giving tours of the night sky that includes stories vital to the human experience as well as the vital statistics of stars older than the... Read Article

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