Sustainable Living

From left to right: My Hamburgh, Spangles, Lulu the Langshan and Spare Spangles, another Hamburgh. Buffy the Silkie is hiding at the back.

Fun names for chooks

June 2022

Calling your chook Meryl Cheep, or Yolko Ono might be going too far for some, but there is plenty of fun and nostalgia to be had when naming your chooks, writes Jessamy Miller.

Blue Mountains Food Co-op in Katoomba.

Community owned food co-ops

December 2021

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

Trees can have a positive impact on our blood pressure.

Deep forest diving

July 2021

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

June 2021

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 world.

Logging in Papua New Guinea

Our life-giving forests

June 2021

Environmental activist and nature defender Dr Reese Halter celebrates the carbon-storing, rain-creating and simple majesty of trees, while calling for immediate action to protect them and humanity’s future.

The Reconciliation Park Community Garden in Redfern.

Growing a community garden

February 2021

After five years of waiting and with high-rise developments closing in, residents living near a small park in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Redfern are growing organic food and they have even convinced the council to make the whole space chemical-free. Malcolm McGuire writes.

Wild orange and vanilla lip balm by Harriet Birrell

Make your own: lip balm

December 2020

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. 

Life according to Kevin McCloud

February 2020

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 show. 

By supporting the soil we will help the planet.

Taking care of our planet

December 2019

Linda Cockburn says we can all take effective action to bring about necessary change to help our planet. We can start with supporting our soils.

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