How to Clean Your Jewellery Naturally

We think of our homes as a refuge, where we feel safe from the outside world. But the truth may be the opposite. The average home today contains over sixty-two chemicals. Curiously that’s more than a circa-1900 chemistry lab. So when you are wanting to clean your jewellery, simply go natural. Most of your favourite…

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How to make a Mandala Garden

The word mandala comes from Sanskrit and means holy, magical or sacred circle. Humans have always used mandalas. The Mayan calendar, the medicine wheel of the First Nation, Stone Henge, the Celtic spirals and the Tibetan wheel had symbols originated in mandalas. The mandala symbolizes the whole, the coordinated cycles of time and space, uniting the…

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How to compost for waste free living

Compost is an art form based on science. It’s the end product of decomposed organic material. Anything that once lived such as leaves, trees, animals, even animal poop will naturally start to decompose. In time it will resemble the soil upon which it lies. Nature will take approximately 400 years to make 2cm of soil.…

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Could you be the solution to saving the planet?

Or could you be the problem? A little harsh? Maybe so, yet we have serious environmental problems piling up and the solutions are embarrassingly simple, they just take a little effort. We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Let’s look at our households, not some exotic offshore…

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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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Nikolai Vavilov – Hero of Seeds

Seeds, they are the beginning and the end. Protecting plant varieties and maintaining diversity is a constant challenge. A challenge that Nikolai Vavilov took seriously. Nikolai Vavilov, a Russian agronomist, is still recognized as one of the most prominent plant breeders. He assembled the largest collection of seeds approximately 400,000 from five continents. Vavilov led…

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The Buddha Connection

On my travels, I can’t help but notice how the western house and garden is being influenced by oriental philosophies. Buddhas of every kind and dancing Shivas decorate lounge rooms, offices and front yards.  Health shops are filled with traditional Asian remedies to cure, to beautify, to keep us subtle. We have the luxury of…

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