Organic life

Hemp has many environmental benefits.

Herculean hemp

January 2022

Hemp is the Hercules of the plant world – a remarkable drought-resistant crop that offers environmental benefits for future farming, writes Reese Halter.

Blue Mountains Food Co-op in Katoomba.

Community owned food co-ops

December 2021

Looking for an ethical alternative to grocery giants? Jacqueline Forster takes a look at one food co-op and what it offers.

German beech trees

Forest bathing

July 2021

Trees provide so much, writes Reese Halter, and being amongst them is a privilege, especially when you have the time to just wander and relax in a forest.

Trees can have a positive impact on our blood pressure.

Deep forest diving

July 2021

In an extract from his new book The Heartbeat of Trees, Peter Wohlleben delves into the benefits of spending time in forests.

Fighting for our forests

June 2021

Our editor, Steve Payne, lives among the forests of the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW, an area fought for by protesters in the late '70s – a fight that is still going on in many parts of the world.

Warrigal greens are an edible succulent.

Growing warrigal greens

April 2021

Warrigal greens are one of the easiest and most rewarding native food plants to grow, writes Karen Sutherland.

 

 


Wild orange and vanilla lip balm by Harriet Birrell

Make your own: lip balm

December 2020

Why not go waste and chemical-free by making your own home and personal care products from scratch. Here’s a recipe to get you started from Natural Harry, aka Harriet Birrell. 

The slow clothing movement

November 2019

Slow fashion advocate Jane Milburn says it’s time we paid as much attention to the eco-footprint of our clothing, as we do to our food.

Natural skin soothers

September 2019

Herb expert Penny Woodward has some suggestions for ways to naturally soothe skin.

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