Organic homes

Linda renders the strawbale walls.

Strawbales & Sorbets

December 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.

Fresh, organic produce.

Testing Organic Food

September 2010

A new Australian survey sets out to find the effect organic food has on the body’s toxin levels.