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Treat yourself – & the planet – to a day at the Sustainability Festival

It’s all systems go for Melbourne’s Sustainability Festival The Sustainable Living Festival is set to kick off in Melbourne with vege swaps, sustainable garden tours and art exhibitions, setting the scene for three weeks jam-packed with events. The festival aims to  raise awareness of, and provide tools for sustainable change ... Read More »

Public fruit maps available online

Screenshot of Google Public Fruit Map

Your very own horn of plenty could be just next door… The next time you’re online, search for ‘Public Fruit’ in Google Maps and you may well be able to harvest your next snack without leaving your neighbourhood. We have Mangoes, Passionfruit, Vietnamese Mint, Cherry Tomatoes, Parsley, Rosemary, Mint and ... Read More »

Renegade gardener plants food forest

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dhdAgLPMUQ&w=560&h=315] Renegade Ron’s Food Forest This clip of South LA resident Ron Finley’s guerrilla garden has been around for a while but I thought I’d share it and maybe plant some seeds in the minds of all the other budding renegades out there… Enjoy! Michelle Content Creator, Costasworld Read More »

Moon gardening in the tiny courtyard garden

Green Harvest Seeds

The tiny courtyard garden moves a step closer to keeping us in greens and we conduct a moon gardening experiment My slow-bolting greens project is progressing slowly but surely. The seeds (Lettuce, Ceylon Spinach and Nasturtiums – chosen for my small inner-city courtyard and their suitability for this tricky season ... Read More »

Slow bolting greens are just the ticket for Summer

Red Nasturtium

And so begins the Summer of slow bolting greens… I’ve been poring through the online lists of heirloom seeds on the hunt for some compact, slow bolting greens for my tiny inner-city courtyard. The tiny space is shared with the tiny clothesline which gets a lot of use, especially in ... Read More »

Punk Economics – why we can no longer shop happily

PUNK ECONOMICS If you weren’t able to make it to the City of Sydney’s City Talk Recipes for change, how food is changing the cultural and community life of cities on Tuesday evening, you missed out on a great night of insightful discussion from an inspiring group of people who ... Read More »

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