Lemon myrtle flowers and leaves
In: Zest of life
Photos that remind us of what we can do to live sustainably.
Students at Riverina TAFE learn English and gardening!
In the field at Riverina TAFE
The students, many of whom are from Bhutan, bring pre-existing skills in agriculture
Happy pigs at Riverina TAFE
Scythes and scything are traditional implements for harvesting crops. But scythes and sickles are also coming back into fashion in the Western world. They are quiet don’t require fuel and are good for the spirit and body.
Keeping chooks is an important part of being sustainable. They provide eggs, do the weeding, eat bugs and provide fertiliser.
Many parts of the Earth are being cleared of vital forests, all for cheap timber or paper products. If you are out searching for timber to use on garden beds or in the home, look for materials that have sourced from sustainably managed forests.
When thinking poultry, you may only be thinking chooks. But ducks are also a wonderful animal to keep that provide eggs, fertiliser and have good bug catching skills.
Aloe vera is just one of the many plants you can grow to use in your own ‘living’ medicine cabinet. The juice of aloe makes an excellent skin-repair salve.
Beetroot has been found to aid in endurance and many athletes are now using it as a natural booster. But growing your own fruit and vegies and turning them into juice is a great way to improve your family’s health.
Karri Trees at Big Brook, Pemberton WA - ABC open contributor - facebook.com/abcopen
Boab Tree silouhette, Kununurra WA - ABC open contributor - facebook.com/abcopen
Icon of the Kimberley "The Boab Tree" - ABC open contributor - facebook.com/abcopen