Why It Is Important To Gather & Use Fallen Fruit…And How To Do It

Fallen plums amongst leaf litter mulch

Day 27 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

I love growing my own food.

Getting local food without the effort of growing or picking it is even better. Continue reading

How To Clean Paths: Sweep, Don’t Blow Or Hose – Day 26 of Low Carbon Living

Leaf rake & yellow garden broom standing on paving strewn with yellow flowers

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Day 26 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living, where I take a gentle approach to cleaning a path.

At this time of year, one of my outside air-conditioners (AKA big trees) flowers…a lot. Continue reading

Weeds For The Best Mulch For Citrus – Day 10 of Low Carbon Living

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Day 10 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Rain + warmth = weeds.

Return from travels = weeds.

Weeds. Weeds. Weeds. Continue reading

Tree Problem To Carbon Solution – Day 9 of Low Carbon Living

Long pieces of Eucalyptus bark on suburban pathway

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

I’m now well into the second week, with Day 9 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

This is the first of three posts about turning a problem outside into part of the solution to the unfolding consequences of damage to our climate.

The problem: fallen leaves, bark and wood where you don’t want them

Last week a friend of mine put out a plea to friends: ‘What do you do when you have to Continue reading

Composting For Climate And Health

Are you (or your friends or family) Hands Holding a Seedling and Soilthrowing away valuable stuff and at the same time increasing greenhouse gas emissions?

This happens every time you put your kitchen leftovers and garden ‘waste’ into the general rubbish bin.  (Did you know that over half of Australia’s household garbage is made up of food and garden waste?)

From your home, the contents of your rubbish bin Continue reading