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    International Permaculture Day at the Hub — Sunday 4 May

    For this year's International Permaculture Day, the Randwick Sustainability Hub is the place to be.

    The retrofitted community centre, with its photovoltaic panel array, wind turbine, interior improvements for energy and water efficiency, a range of rainwater harvesting and storage examples and its PIG (Permaculture Interpretive Garden ...

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  • March 24, 2014

    5 ways to save bucks and the Planet

    Earth Hour is on our doorstep at the end of this month. So, time to stock up on candles and gather your loved ones for a picnic and some dancing in the dark in the name of Mother Nature.

    For those 'out-of-the-know', Earth Hour is not a deep ...

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  • Jan. 23, 2014

    Beach Litter Campaign = Live Music

    If you go to the beach, make sure you pick up… is the message Randwick and Waverley Councils are promoting this summer and for good reason.  Leaving your litter lying on the sand has a detrimental effect on our gorgeous coastline and the marine environment so ‘pick it ...

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  • Jan. 23, 2014

    Best gift in the World

    I love Christmas time.  I get to spend time with family and have the most awesome food and lots of fun.  I love entertaining and nothing makes me happier than having people to share my table with.  But what does get me a bit scratchy in the lead ...

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  • Jan. 16, 2014

    Calling for your plastic

    Did you know that as a nation we throw away 7,150 recyclable plastic bags per minute, each and everyday? At Randwick City Council we are asking residents to help divert plastic bags from landfill by dropping off their plastic bags and soft plastic bags at our recycling ...

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  • Jan. 15, 2014

    On Tour with Milkwood

    IF SEEING is believing then maybe the students of the current Milkwood permaculture design course will believe that permaculture has a role in projects larger than the home garden.

    Barrett House, on Frenchmans Road in Randwick, was the starting venue for Thursday’s tour, a day of field ...

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  • Nov. 22, 2013

    The Best Gift

    Christmas is the time of year when we busy ourselves consuming – I’m not talking about the office party but rather handing the plastic over during a mad dash to the shopping centre to get everyone a gift to open on the big day.

    Stop for a moment ...

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  • Nov. 22, 2013

    National Recycling Week 2013 at the Hub

    Fiona rose early, walked over to the window, opened the wooden louvres, and said: "Hmmm... yes... looks like we'll be moving the outside stuff inside". As if to emphasise her deduction, yet another heavy deluge fell from the low, dark clouds to again innundate Sydney's Eastern ...

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  • Nov. 22, 2013

    Parklets

    Seeing is believing, they say. I've seen photos of parklets installed in the US but didn't expect to see any here so soon. Now I have. And so can you if you make your way to Bondi Junction.

    It's the work of Waverley Council and ...

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  • Nov. 22, 2013

    Balcony gardening at Barrett House

    It was when living in Hobart that I discovered balcony gardening or, more accurately, container gardening. I couldn't wait to find a rural property and plant a food garden so I decided to make one on the edge of the front steps of my West Hobart flat ...

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