Green Home

Beeswax lip balm

How to make beeswax lip balm

September 13, 2018

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

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

March 19, 2018

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.

Indoor plant

Healthier air

April 12, 2016

Indoor plants make your air cleaner, says PENNY WOODWARD. Here, she explains how.

Archiblox carbon positive prefabricated home

Sustainable home on show

February 5, 2015

The New Joneses promotes conscious lifestyle choices for a healthier hip pocket and planet, writes JACQUELINE FORSTER.

Josh’s House

Visit Josh’s House

May 23, 2014

Josh Byrne’s house in Fremantle is open for visitors, but you’d better be quick, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

the Hemloft

Secret treehouse

April 2, 2014

If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise, writes JACQUELINE FORSTER.

chook, high-vis jacket, chicken

Take your chooks and run!

February 5, 2014

When bushfires threatened guest blogger JACQUELINE SPEDDING decided to up chooks and run!




Ash Tree

Sustainable firewood

July 18, 2013

Heating with wood has a reputation for being unsustainable, but JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that with the right timber and a slow combustion heater, your fireplace can be carbon neutral.

Compost Bin

Make a cheap compost bin

June 18, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to make a compost heap from cheap, locally sourced materials.

How to control ants organically

May 20, 2013

Ants can be a real nuisance inside the home, but there’s no need to use highly toxic insecticides to control them, writes PHIL DUDMAN. Read on for some simple organic ant control strategies.