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The hottest month

Did you know last month was the hottest month since global records began back in 1880? The data released by NASA confirms the world is now in a Climate Emergency. More details at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/february-smashed-all-time-global-heart-record/7246356 Advertisements

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Chop-and-drop mulching

It’s official – this Christmas will be a hot one! In our climate, mulching around plants and trees is not optional. It is simply an essential element to ensure their survival as well as an excellent water conservation strategy. At this time of … Continue reading

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Australia at the Paris Climate Talks

Australia is now been called the 57th worst performing country in the world when it comes to tackling Climate Change. Here is an informative summary of where the current Australian government stands on fossil fuel subsidies.  

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5 Ideas to Toss in the Trash Instead of More Stuff

Today I want to share a post from one of my favourite bloggers. Anne Marie lives in an intentional community in the San Francisco Bay Area and went (nearly) plastic-free in 2011. In this post, she talks about trashing erroneous … Continue reading

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‘This Changes Everything’ – The Film

Naomi Klein’s book – This Changes Everything –  was published in September 2014. The book tackles the issues at the heart of Climate Change and analyses the root causes of the crisis. It is a demanding, thought-provoking read which rapidly became … Continue reading

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September Share & Swap

On a warm and sunny Spring day we gathered in Nadja and Andrew’s garden to share & swap our garden surplus over wood oven pizzas and home-baked sweets. With  an expert pizza dough maker like Nadja,  Andrew’s skills with the wood-fired oven, and Joel’s tomato sauce providing … Continue reading

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The Hungry Season

Towards the end of winter we all long for the warmth and sunshine of Spring.  But early Spring can be a lean time in the kitchen garden. That is why this period was traditionally referred to as ‘the hungry season’. Green vegetables are bolting … Continue reading

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