• Nov. 2, 2016

    Tamarama waterfall - Can you spot the difference?!!

    For the last 4 years, Council has been working closely with contractors, Council's parks teams and Bushcare volunteers to fix one of the most beautiful gullies in this little corner of the world. The photos speak for themselves…Seeing the waterfall is priceless so is seeing all ...

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  • Nov. 2, 2016

    Three top tips for water-wise apartment living

    Ever had the feeling money flows through your hands like water? If you haven’t fixed your leaks or installed water-saving appliances in your apartment, you may be literally pouring money down the drain. With three-quarters of our local population living in units, that’s a lot of ...

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  • Oct. 11, 2016

    Bill Mollison obituary

    Story by Ian Lillington is a permaculture author and teacher. First appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald 8 October 2016. Photos by Russ Grayson.

    An incorrigible optimist, Mollison wanted to restore the Garden of Eden

    Bruce Charles Mollison, agrarian rebel, creative practitioner, teacher, writer, ecologist and co-originator of ...

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  • Aug. 18, 2016

    Top 3 solar power myths debunked

    When the Beatles sang ‘here comes the sun, and it’s alright’, they weren’t wrong. Neither are the 1.5 million sun-powered households across Australia which are sourcing carbon-free energy and enjoying shrunken electricity bills as a result. It’s not surprising that the Sunshine State of ...

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  • July 6, 2016

    Kidz in a pickle

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, June 2016

    It was something different for the Eco Heroes Club at our June meet-up. Nothing in the garden this time, no reptiles, no making scarecrows, no making insect habitats. At this month’s meetup it was food and kitchen skills as ...

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  • July 4, 2016

    Food, fermentation and fun

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, June 2016

    THERE IS a woman talking fermentation. There's another talking pickling. Outside, there's a tour of the aquaponic system in the garden. In the other building a convocation of enthusiastic children make clay medallions. It's a busy scene ...

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  • July 4, 2016

    Building insect motels

    Story and photos by Russ Grayson, June 2016

    IT's International Permaculture Day 2016 and outside the classroom on the green Emma Daniell takes children and adults through the process of making arty insect habitats for their gardens.

    Emma is a horticultural educator and garden designer who leads ...

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  • April 2, 2016

    Clear skies, good music, tasty food…

    Randwick's Earth Hour Picnic and Food Market 2016 was a tasty and musical success

    AS THE SUN SET over the long low horizon beyond Randwick the lights came on, the crowd gathered, the food stalls started frying and brewing and the wind turbine and solar panels at ...

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  • April 2, 2016

    What is all the buzz... about native bees?

    WHAT'S ALL THIS BUSINESS about bees? Why the interest in these small, buzzing insects?

    I'm still not sure I can answer that even after attending the launch of Tim Heard's new book on Australian native bees and the native bee workshop that came with it ...

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  • March 11, 2016

    The swell’s building for Bondi to go plastic-bag free

    Efforts are underway to rid Bondi of one of the most common sources of litter; the plastic bag. Last year, community leaders, local business and Waverley Council joined forces on a campaign called Blue Bondi Green to make Bondi plastic-bag free by December 2016. 

    Bondi being Bondi, there ...

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