What Does Buy Local Mean?

Buy local.Fresh vegetables

That’s the third challenge for my carbon fast.

But what exactly does ‘buy local’ mean?

Does it mean that I only buy from businesses Continue reading

Carbon Fast – Are You Up To It?

I love looking for new ways to reduce Planet Earth with a fever, held in handsmy environmental footprint…and especially the amount of greenhouse gases I produce, so that I can do my part to reduce climate change, the greatest problem that has ever faced humanity.

And undertaking a ‘carbon fast’ is a great way undertake the challenge.  I especially like the way it is only for a limited time…it’s a way of trying out more Continue reading

Keys To Growing Your Own Food Over Summer Holidays

Ahhh…summer!Irrigation fittings with tomato & sweet pea

All that lovely fresh produce!  Tomatoes, basil, zucchini, capsicums, eggplant, corn, beans, lettuce, rocket…

Did you plant some seeds or seedlings and are now just waiting for your first pickings?  (If not, you can still pop some Continue reading

Attractive And Productive Spring Gardening

Whoever thought food production could be so beautiful and Almond blossoms August 2013easy?

One of the things I like most about spring is getting out and looking at all the beautiful gardens.

In fact, Canberra (where I live) has Floriade, a whole floral Continue reading

Spring has sprung…and weeds are everywhere!

After the low energy of winter, spring in Australia has gonePink blossoms on dwarf nectarine tree off with a BANG!

Canberra had its warmest first day of spring on record.

Then we had our earliest ‘summer’ storm. (Finally, some rain!) Continue reading