Local food .. organic food .. growing food
April 17, 2013Read more
More loveable than a dog, less aloof than a cat and incredible useful too... they're the urban animal supreme, the productive pet, the fascinating companion... and they eat our kitchen scraps.
They're also the most numerous bird in the world and you find them both on ...
April 17, 2013Read more
"Permaculture", said Bill Mollison on one of his early videos, " ...is about a lot more than gardening". And, if anything, that's the idea that people attending the Randwick Council sustainability team's Introduction to Permaculture two-meeting workshop went away with last month.
Workshop educators, Steve Batley (landscape ...
March 26, 2013Read more
The report summed it up well:
- The biggest impacts that people have on the environment is through the food we eat — food choices could make a much bigger difference to household sustainability than direct water and energy use.
Our food choices account for:
- 50% of an Australian urban ...
Jan. 31, 2013Read more
CHERRIES are a treat of the seasonal kind, and as this is cherry season a couple boxes of the round red delicacies arrived with our Sydney Food Connect weekly box of organic food, most of which comes from the Sydney region — what is known as Sydney's food ...
Sept. 19, 2012Read more
The trend towards re-establishing backyard edible gardens and community gardens can be seen as a reaction to the global demise of the small farmer and the growth of giant food production centres that operate more like factories than farms. True, these farms produce higher volumes of food. But ...
Sept. 7, 2012Read more
Steve summed it up nicely: "We've got food growing in the garden, we've got food growing along the fence, we've got food growing on the footpath… and now we've got food growing on the wall".
What he was referring to was the vertical gardens ...
Aug. 24, 2012Read more
Rhubarb Foods Co-op will start a weekly organic vegie box from Barrett House from Thursday 6 September.
It’s a great way to get the best priced organic produce into the community. The vegies arrive in bulk, together we divide up all the fruit and veg into baskets ...
July 2, 2012Read more
AT THE Permaculture Interpretive Garden—the PIG—we’re progressively establishing a forest garden that will eventually yield fruits, nuts, selected vegetables and herbs. It’s a long term project but we’ve made a good start.
It will be the outcome of a process that started with ...
June 4, 2012Read more
IT was quite a little social scene, sitting in the tiny garden at Barrett House, soaking up the late Autumn sun, talking and biting into the snack food below the Sydney Food Connect banner.
The event was International Permaculture Day and over in the Eastern Suburbs there was ...
May 21, 2012Read more
What do you get when you bring together five hundred clever people, smart ideas, innovative projects, lots of food, music and good North Island Autumn weather in a small town at the end of a big lake?
You get the buzz of conversation, the revelations and realisations, the ...
June 1, 2013Read more
You're invited to the Eastern Green Thumbs Network Winter meeting!
The Eastern Green Thumbs Network meets each quarter and is open to any resident of the eastern suburbs who has a passion for sustainable gardening - whether at home, or in the community. Come and meet like-minded people ...
June 5, 2013Read more
There’s little debate that we’re wasting more food than is good for us or the planet.
But what can we do about it?
June 20, 2013Read more
Love food? Hate waste? Learn how to reduce food waste. This FREE workshop looks at the ways food waste is generated and how to minimise it by looking at portion sizes, ways of storing food and how to make the most of your fridge, freezer and pantry. Participants ...
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The Eastern Green Thumbs Network meets each quarter and is open to any resident of the eastern suburbs who has a passion for sustainable gardening - whether at home, or in the community.
The group aims to:
- Facilitate sharing of knowledge and experiences between eastern suburbs sustainable gardeners through ...
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Do you love food, but hate wasting it? Want to know how to make delicious, healthy and sustainable food and reduce how much you waste? Then read on..
The Eastern Suburbs Food Waste Challenge was held over two sessions in Centennial Parklands, if you missed them don't ...