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compost

How to compost

Thursday, 20 March 2008

We're constantly reminded to do the right thing by properly recycling our plastics, glass and paper, but what about organic waste from our kitchen and garden?

seafood

Sustainable Seafood

Friday, 15 February 2008

Who doesn't love a nice basket of fish and chips an a beautiful summer day at the beach? But as you munch on your fillet of battered flake, did you stop to think where it came from?

Bottling It Up

Monday, 11 February 2008

The art of preserving the seasonal bounty of fruit and vegetables is a skill that pre-dates refrigeration and has been being practiced in every culture for millennia. The drying of fruit, making of conserves, salting of meat and storing vegetables under vinegar or oil was an annual event, bringing together entire communities.

pool

How to 'green' your backyard pool

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Worried about the environmental impact of your backyard swimming pool? Slip on a pool cover, slop in some rainwater and slap a solar array on your roof.

heirloom carrots

Everything old is new again: Heirloom Vegies

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Bull's blood' beetroot. 'Slim Jim' eggplant. 'Turk's turban' pumpkin.
It's not a prerequisite for an heirloom vegetable to have a colourful name, but it does seem to go with the territory. For good reason, too: each heirloom vegie comes with a story.

online groceries

Natural delivery

Monday, 14 January 2008

Australians have embraced the idea of online sales with gusto. And organic produce is no exception.

doll House

Toxins in the home

Friday, 7 December 2007

It seems that every other week, there's news of nasty toxic chemicals in the everyday items that you have round the home. Some of it is hype; some of it is rumour. But not all of it. Short of re-qualifying as an environmental chemist, do you know what's harmful and what to avoid? Here are a few of the myths and facts about toxins around the home.

Nappies

Cloth Versus Disposables Nappies

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

If you've just arrived home from the hospital with your little one wrapped up like a bundle of fish and chips, you've a long road ahead of you. Junior is likely to go through around 5,000 nappy changes before he or she is toilet trained. And all that mess has a big environmental impact.

iceland

Fire and Iceland

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

How does a country so far from everywhere, that spends half the year in darkness, have one of the highest life expectancies in the world?

waterwater garden

Top 10 Ways to Create a Waterwise Garden

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

As the hot summer months approach it is important to ensure gardens are in excellent shape waterwise.

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