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Mushtastic: Edible beauties being grown locally
Melina Scarfo, May 11th, 2017

Mushtastic: Edible beauties being grown locally

A self-taught mushroom expert is helping other home gardeners cultivate mushrooms – in buckets. Lobethal’s Wayne Slape has been experimenting with alternative mushroom growing techniques for over a decade. Through his online business Forestspiral, Wayne offers everything needed to set up a mushroom farm, from pre-made mushroom kits to specific grain spawns. It has taken him years of gathering information from books, online forums, and through his own experiments to develop a way to grow oyster and shiitake mushrooms. “I... Read Article

Judgement Day: Langhorne Creek's best go under the microscope
Melina Scarfo, May 04th, 2017

Judgement Day: Langhorne Creek's best go under the microscope

It’s winemakers’ time to shine at this year’s Langhorne Creek Wine Show. One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, Langhorne Creek is known for producing red wine grapes which thrive in the area’s ideal growing conditions. In the 1860s Frank Potts planted the first grapes in the district at the now heritage listed Bleasdale Winery, marking the beginning of the region’s proud and long history of family owned and run vineyards. The Langhorne Creek Wine Show recognises the best wines... Read Article

Mixmasters
Melina Scarfo, April 27th, 2017

Mixmasters

Home bakers are whipping up a storm in preparation for the Great Mylor Bake Off this weekend. Last year’s inaugural competition was a great success, with over 75 entires from bakers of all ages. Organiser Susan Laundy was inspired to create the event after watching the television show The Great British Bake Off. “I love baking and I want to encourage other people to bake, especially children,” she said. “We had some fantastic kids entires last year, especially the decorated... Read Article

Tiers of Timber
Tom Staggard, April 20th, 2017

Tiers of Timber

Before the Adelaide Hills became known as one of the best cool-climate wine regions in the world there was another industry that stood alone at the top of the region’s economic landscape. Timber cutting and gathering was one of the most prominent industries throughout the Hills, with the impact felt right across South Australia during the colony’s early settlement and the development of the inner Adelaide region. This industry was particularly popular in the immediate areas surrounding the... Read Article

Love Lobethal
Melina Scarfo, April 13th, 2017

Love Lobethal

Returning to the Hills after 22 years away, Adam Weinert is proud to call Lobethal home. Adam served in the army but returned last year to work in his family’s business. In the lead up to the town’s 175th anniversary of foundation on May 7, he has been busy planning the day’s celebrations. Adam is seeking descendants of the original 18 pioneer families who migrated from Prussia and settled in Lobethal in 1842 and hopes to have as many descendants... Read Article

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