Our beautiful little burb of Perth is called Subiaco (but everyone here knows it as "Subi"). And every Saturday morning it is home to a really fantastic farmers market. In fact, we started hearing about the wonders of the Subi Farmers Market pretty much as soon as we arrived in town. So naturally, we were … Continue reading Bringing the farm (and more) to the city: the Subi Farmers Market
When you think of the legumes typically grown for forage in the US, alfalfa, white and red clover, and even soybean often come to mind. In many parts of Western and Southern Australia, however, subterranean clover "sub clover" is king. So much so, in fact, that over 23 million hectares of the region is planted … Continue reading Here’s how you harvest subterranean clover seed in Australia
Sadly, most of America's supermarkets harbor only a small fraction of the vast diversity of candy that exists on our planet. Lucky for me, Australian supermarkets are a veritable rainforest of chocolate treats. Even candy brands that are staples in American stores seem to have come to Australia and evolved into a dizzying array of … Continue reading The real reason we came to Australia . . . for the candy!
We've been in Australia for exactly one week. During that time I've managed to get settled into my new office at the University of Western Australia (UWA), gotten to know my Australian colleagues a little better, received my UWA ID card and a UWA email address, and had the UWA IT folks configure my university … Continue reading Just another day at the office….
I have a great job. It is great because I get to do research for a living. It is great because I get to work with fantastic colleagues and exceptional graduate students. It is great because I get to spend time in a classroom with enthusiastic graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in learning … Continue reading A sabbatical blog?