Green Home

Linda renders the strawbale walls.

Strawbales & Sorbets

December 9, 2010

We catch up with LINDA COCKBURN and family on their quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle on the Apple Isle. Their owner-built house, being made without the use of concrete, PVC or chemical finishes, is progressing well. Linda and partner Trev are using locally-sourced materials such as clay, straw bales and timber – 400-year-old celery top pine otherwise destined for firewood. In their ‘spare time’ they’ve been making camembert cheese, planting raspberries and dealing with wayward ducks.

Urban Orchid - Catching Falling Fruit

November 8, 2010

Organic gardeners are swapping homegrown produce, ideas and skills in an expanding community movement known as the Urban Orchard. JOEL CATCHLOVE reports on the Adelaide experience and beyond.

Linda's strawbale house

Tassie Tales

November 4, 2010

We catch up with LINDA COCKBURN and family on their quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle on the Apple Isle. Their owner-built house – being made without the use of concrete, PVC or chemical finishes – is progressing well.

Solo effort

July 22, 2010

Don’t despair: individuals’ actions can have an effect on climate change, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

 

Swan Eggs, Valley Of The Mists Wetlands

Valley of the Mist

February 12, 2010

Dennis and Marilyn Ryan grow native foods and organic citrus on their property near Macksville (NSW), but caring for the valuable wetland that laps their backyard is just as big a passion. MARC LLEWELLYN visits.

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