Sustainable living

There’s a great range of organic produce available at Peninsula Fresh’s farmgate in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

Buy local to help organic farmers

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 4:25pm

One simple way to support rural communities is to purchase produce from the farmers who are doing it tough.


Life according to Kevin McCloud

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 12:52pm

In our latest issue Kylie McGregor talks with Kevin McCloud, environmentalist, writer and intriguing host of BAFTA award-winning Grand Designs, who is currently in Australia for a one-man stage...

Finger limes are also called caviar lime.

Bush foods - good for you and the environment

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:59pm

Bush foods are a good option to plant in your garden, says Justin Russell, especially as they are adapted to our hot climate and are often incredibly rich in nutrients.

Should we eat meat?

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 12:25pm

Matthew Evans, aka the Gourmet Farmer, looks at the ethics and science behind eating animals in his new book On Eating Meat. 

Beeswax lip balm

How to make beeswax lip balm

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 11:13am

Even if you can't keep your own bees, you can make your own beeswax lip balm. Here's how...

Michael Ableman

In conversation with...

Wed, 27/06/2018 - 11:27am

Simon Webster chats with organic farmer and author Michael Ableman about the healing power of growing food. 

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 5:16pm

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

Linda and sunflowers

Tassie Tales 2

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 5:52pm

After a year’s break, Linda Cockburn once again takes up the story of her family’s self-reliant lifestyle in Tasmania. The roof is just about to go on the sustainable house, the food garden is...