How to make a really cheap worm farm

Of the vast array of creatures that live on Planet Earth, the earthworm is probably the most important for humans. Few creatures, such as earthworms, are so essential for good plant health and growth, and therefore indirectly they are very important for human health. Earthworms excrete a substance called humus. Humus is a dark brown/black…

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9 reasons to go organic – Conscious Green Mama

Scientists have developed complicated systems to describe different soil qualities. These systems are often foreign and can cause confusion for anyone who simply wants to create a backyard farm or beautiful garden. Creating and caring for the soil is not a complicated science, but a relatively simple activity that can produce healthy and productive gardens…

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Add Permaculture to your toolbox

From news reports, we are bombarded by signals of distress of toxic wastes, famines and expiring species, of wars and climate change. Never have so many systems vital to the earth’s habitability been out of equilibrium simultaneously. So why not awaken to the urgency of this global challenge? As a strategy to accelerate the transition…

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Take it personally

Urban sustainability is a huge challenge considering that every two seconds, one person joins the planet’s expanding urban population. As expansion continues apace, problems such as urban planning, waste management, collective infrastructure, and transport are creating enormous strains on ecosystems and the environment. The global crisis faced by humanity is a reflection of collective values…

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Our inspiration in Brazil – Ecocentro IPEC

Ecocentro IPEC is an ecological centre that is snuggled in the valley of Mar de Guerra in Pirenopolis, Goais, the savannah of Brazil. It’s one of a kind. A giant dome of more than 200 unfired bricks will greet you. And if you’re lucky enough to spend the night, a thousand stars will light your…

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Stop Adani – Take it personally!

What a surprising Easter Sunday listening to Enviro Rock Star, Bob Brown talk about his mission in the Stop Adani Convoy. His love and passion for keeping Australia green is contagious. And perfect timing, Easter Sunday.  Easter is historically a time of earth renewal where we are called upon to awaken and renew ourselves. Originally a spring time festival,…

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Gardening With The Moon

It’s a waning moon and I’m watching my baby radishes and beetroot all start to shoot through. I planted them less than a week ago at the start of the waning moon. I believe, like many other gardeners, that seeds sown in their best lunar phase grow into healthier plants. In my experience crops tend…

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