Sustainable living

Joel Salatin and Rebecca Sullivan

Down on the farm

April 2015

Meet REBECCA SULLIVAN, our newest contributor, as she catches up with Joel Salatin.

Crop Spraying

Glyphosate linked to cancer

March 2015

The World Health Organisation's cancer agency describes glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, JUSTIN RUSSELL reports.


RMIT's Professor Marc Cohen

The ten toxic truths

March 2015

PROFESSOR MARC COHEN investigates the effects of chemicals used in food production on the health of our soils, environment and bodies.

Inventors Cedar and Stuart Anderson

The bees knees

February 2015

A sweet new Aussie invention is set to revolutionise the beekeeping world, as SIMON WEBSTER discovers.

Archiblox carbon positive prefabricated home

Sustainable home on show

February 2015

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

'Pablo' puppy

Pets go organic

December 2014

More and more pet owners are turning to organic food and grooming products for their furry and feathered friends, writes KYLIE MCGREGOR.

crop spraying

Toxic debate

December 2014

The toxic debate over DDT and malaria prevention continues throughout the developing world, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Organic life saver

Organic life saver

December 2014

Editor, STEVE PAYNE, introduces the January/February issue. On sale now!

The observer

July 2014

From her first visit, Tasmanian forests had a profound effect on Miranda Gibson.

This would go on to become a passion to protect those forests from logging and ultimately led to her spending 449 days, 60 metres above the ground in a tree that was named Observer Tree.

After nearly 15 months shut off from reality Miranda was forced to evacuate the tree last year.

Since then the area where Observer Tree stands and the surrounding forest have been given World Heritage status.

Ella Richmond is an ABC Open contributor who also works part-time in a non-editorial role at ABC Local Radio in Hobart. This film was produced in her own time after attending an ABC Open video workshop.