Organic life

Hemp has many environmental benefits.

Herculean hemp

Mon, 10/01/2022 - 5:34pm

Hemp is the Hercules of the plant world – a remarkable drought-resistant crop that offers environmental benefits for future farming, writes Reese Halter.

Blue Mountains Food Co-op in Katoomba.

Community owned food co-ops

Wed, 15/12/2021 - 12:25pm

Looking for an ethical alternative to grocery giants? Jacqueline Forster takes a look at one food co-op and what it offers.

The community garden is run by volunteers.

Sharing gardening knowledge - and food

Tue, 17/08/2021 - 10:24am

Eliza Henry-Jones reports on a community food project in Victoria that's all about learning to grow food and sharing it with the locals.

German beech trees

Forest bathing

Fri, 23/07/2021 - 12:04pm

Trees provide so much, writes Reese Halter, and being amongst them is a privilege, especially when you have the time to just wander and relax in a forest.

Trees can have a positive impact on our blood pressure.

Deep forest diving

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 1:21pm

In an extract from his new book The Heartbeat of Trees, Peter Wohlleben delves into the benefits of spending time in forests.

Fighting for our forests

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 3:20pm

Our editor, Steve Payne, lives among the forests of the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW, an area fought for by protesters in the late '70s – a fight that is still going on in many parts of the...

Warrigal greens are an edible succulent.

Growing warrigal greens

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 4:31pm

Warrigal greens are one of the easiest and most rewarding native food plants to grow, writes Karen Sutherland.

 

 

Wild orange and vanilla lip balm by Harriet Birrell

Make your own: lip balm

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 4:12pm

Why not go waste and chemical-free by making your own home and personal care products from scratch. Here’s a recipe to get you started from Natural Harry, aka Harriet Birrell. 

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