Organic life

Keep it clean

July 2014

A move from New South Wales to Tasmania focused JENNIFER STACKHOUSE'S mind on quarantine issues.

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.

Tahune Airwalk

Treetop wonder

April 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL gets a bird's eye view of Tasmania's southern forests at the Tahune Airwalk south of Hobart.

St Erth

Lunch at St Erth

September 2013

Our readers’ lunch with the Diggers Club at their Garden of St Erth was held on Friday and was a wonderful success.

National organic week

August 2013

National Organic Week takes place from 4-13 October 2013. PHIL DUDMAN outlines how you and your organisation can get involved.

The allergy epidemic

June 2013

KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the sudden rise in childhood allergies, in particular food allergies, and ways to reduce the risks.