I am an amateur ecologist/environmentalist that believes in the scientific method, not climastrology or its associated astrological theories on ‘carbon pollution’ or carbon tax by politicians and media.

I started and still operate a not for profit plant nursery, teaching volunteers and Green Corps participants in all aspects of conservation, energy and the environment from a point of view opposite to the usual green template.

I supply seedlings from locally collected species to government, developers, landscapers, nurseries, aboriginal communities, schools and mining companies in the Kimberley and Pilbara.

My background after leaving university, after 1 year in Agricultural Science, is in livestock agency, cropping machinery, fishing and fish processing, while the last 11 years I have been CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture in Broome, Western Australia.

I am the author of 91 flora related columns called Pindan Post in the Broome Advertiser, up until 2008.

My interests cover most of the topics covered in this weblog.

61 Responses to About

  1. Verity Jones says:

    Wow, you have been busy. Just stopped by to say good luck with the blog.

    Since you are a horticulturalist, you’ll appreciate the challenge of trying to grow some Antipodean plants in the UK – fine until this last winter: http://diggingintheclay.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/casualties-of-cold/

  2. Iain Hall says:

    subscribed to your blog and I will be keeping an eye on what you post
    Iain Hall

  3. Ainslie says:

    I lived in Broome! I can’t believe I found this blog, I love what you are doing.

  4. Great blog you’ve got here Tom! Thank you for re-blogging my interview with Chris McLennan. 🙂 I’ll be sure to check back in for future posts.
    Best, Chris

  5. Catalyst23 says:

    Wow! I never knew climatologists used astrological signs for their “research”! Gosh, I always thought they had some sort of grounding in reality, but the revelation that they use astrology in their “science” is totally convincing. Thanks to you, I now know who to listen to and who not to listen to! Thanks buddy!

    • Tom Harley says:

      Climate ‘scientists’ would not know reality if it bit them on the ***. They use adjusted and cherry-picked data, buddy peer review and censored web sites to preach to their disciples. They are climastrologists, as hundreds of posts on this site provide proof. I once thought they may be right, on further investigation, I found out what the real state of the climate is and now 12 years later, I have nothing but mirth and contempt for all those warmists. But don’t believe me, read up on it yourself.

  6. Tina Liu says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! Congratulations. For instructions, please visit my blog at: http://tinaliu517.wordpress.com/awards/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/

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  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world … and I always appreciate Aussie visitors.

  9. Like what you’re up to. Now following. Thanks for the reblog – Mike /ANIMAL POST

  10. Thanks for the reblog! I haven’t visited Australia yet…would love to some day!! ~Sherry`

  11. Hmmm – I think I’d be a bit more inclined to believe world-class scientists about the future of the planet’s climate than an amateur horticulturalist. Interesting, though. I always wondered who the people were who insisted there was no such thing as climate change. Glad you tag your posts “comedy” anyway! Be well.

  12. John Mc says:

    You’re an interesting guy who definitely has his head screwed on right. Will follow your blog.

  13. tchistorygal says:

    This looks like a very interesting blog. Thanks for visiting mine, and I hope you’ll be back when you get a chance. 🙂

  14. Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! d–0.o–b

  15. petrel41 says:

    Dear Tom,


    I have nominated your blog for the Best Moment Award.

    More about this nomination is at


  16. thank you for the follow Tom 🙂 I look forward to exploring yours… *Brigid

  17. Gator Woman says:

    Hello, wonderful to meet you.
    Thank you for sharing your fascinating world.
    Enjoyed learning more about your country on Nova’s,
    “Australia’s First 4 Billion Years”
    Hope it was accurate~

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  19. Hi Pinandpost

    I have nominated your blog for the Best Moment Award.

    More about this nomination is at

  20. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw, Look forward to seeing more of your work, great site by the way,

  21. chandanimane says:

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Award. More about this nomination is at http://bluehyacinthoperetta.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/super-sweet-award-and-best-moment-award. Please feel free to take your time with putting up your own post about it, or if you do not wish to reply, that is alright, I just wanted to show my appreciation for your wonderful blog. All the best to you!

  22. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  23. aimi says:

    Thank you for following my blog!!!

  24. theswanriverguardian says:

    Cool blog, Thanks for following. I’m interested in getting into agriculture and living an agrarian lifestyle. What do you recommend to begin with? I have started a veggie patch.


  25. hi! i dropped by while searching for information about high/low ‘spring tides’ which are called ‘aguaji’ here in ecuador. i think. (!)

    your posts look very interesting, and i’ll be back to read more. right now, i’m going to check out the aguaji, which is very low right now!


  26. Uncle Spike says:

    So you decided to follow Uncle Spike. Oh I’m a happy blogger now – thanks for that special mouse click.

    Have a great old day…

  27. oureverydayadventures365 says:

    Thanks for stopping by our blog

  28. VisitSiena says:

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it:) what an interesting blog you have !! for sure will be back here 🙂

  29. cynt5525 says:

    Thank You for following my blog & Liking my Paintings. Visit Anytime !!! 🙂 *Cynthia

  30. Tom, it’s a real privilege to have you follow Learning from Dogs. Thank you so much. If you ever want to publish a guest post over at LfD please feel free.

    • Tom Harley says:

      Your welcome, Paul, I have a 5 pack that keeps me occupied …

      • They are beautiful animals! When I first met Jean back in 2007 she had 16 dogs. Jean was living in San Carlos, Mexico running a dog rescue charity. I went out to be with her in 2008 and took my Pharaoh with me. Subsequently we moved to the USA and the older dogs have gone to the kennel in the sky!

        Back in the late ’60s I spent two very happy years in Australia including six months driving an old Land Rover across every State writing about Finns for a Finnish Magazine (long story!).

        Oh, and the wonderful twist in me meeting Jean in Mexico! We were both born in London just 23 miles apart!

        Funny old life!

  31. Franc. says:

    I was wondering if you can supply me with several Terminalia Ferdinandiana Trees,
    also called the Kakadu Plum, Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga..
    Can you tell me where I can buy one in Perth WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Can you supply and send to Perth WESTERN AUSTRALIA?

    • Tom Harley says:

      None available anywhere here until the end of year, they wont germinate in cold weather, 8-10C in Broome in the mornings at the moment. We use heated benches in Sept-Nov to make it happen.

  32. Franc. says:

    What about established tree or tube stock?
    So larger than seedlings from last season?

  33. viktoryarch says:

    I am tagging you with a recognition tag:
    Thank you for you blog.
    I appreciate and enjoy it.

  34. Thanks so much Tom for liking “French Talk” to follow too 🙂 I highly appreciate this! See you around dear… mmmwahhhh

  35. Awesome blog! Thanks for dropping by and following travelcouple101.com Looking forward to taking you along our 10 month journey around SE Asia and Europe 🙂 3 weeks and 4 days till take off! I loved my recent time in Broome, a great place to call home! Take care, Millie.

  36. john namnik says:

    Hi Tom
    you occasionally highlight ABC left bias. You might enjoy the following link if you are not yet aware of it:

    Cheers, …John

  37. Another Ian says:

    Hi Tom

    I just found a link here and like the new geology.


    This will likely be coming to a rangeland near you if not bloody careful


  38. Another Ian says:

    Q. What do you call a bunch of Green activists?

    A. A thicket
    Dec 20, 2015 at 1:44 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

    From http://bishophill.squarespace.com/discussion/post/2563294

    They’d like to get that familiar climate science number 97

  39. Just ‘discovered’ your blog, great stuff!

  40. john namnik says:

    Tom, FYI. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-10/geoengineering-the-bad-idea-we-need-to-stop-climate-change
    Also the NT Times reports some developments with fracking.

  41. john namnik says:

    Good article by Viv on Pickering just now. May be of interest even though you are on top of it all.
    [He claims a 22yr cycle of solar activity; I thought it was 11yrs – any thoughts?

  42. Impressed by your dedication and thoroughness. So many well written posts! Stopping by to thank you for finding and following my blog 🙂

  43. SheryL♥ says:

    Hi! Thanks a lot for joining me!
    Impressive blog here! 🙂

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