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A note on nature, grief and finding purpose

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

A little while ago I was invited by the School of Life to discuss the topic of drawing Wisdom from Nature, with none other than THE Jamie Durie. It was a massive honour and a thrill. The event coincided with the night Mr Trump was elected as President so the mood was a tad reflective [...]

A gathering of growers that inspired this humble eater

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: ethical eating, events, passionate people|

Last week I attended the Gippsland Food Growers and Makers gathering in Warragul, which included many lively presentations from fabulous food growers in the region. It provided an incredible opportunity for everyone to learn from each other, have a chinwag and brainstorm ideas and future opportunities. I left with my brain bursting full of wisdom [...]

What to do when you feel like giving up

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces, towards zero waste|

When you just feel like giving up... I’m not sure about you, but when humanity starts to really screw things up I slump into a deep, trance-like ‘almost depression’ that I find hard to get out of. I become paralysed by our predicament and sometimes feel like throwing in the towel and turning [...]

Five Things I Learnt from Visiting a Landfill and Recycling Site

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Jess in her trendy attire, standing in front of recycling that has been sorted and is ready to be shipped abroad for processing I’m a self-confessed waste nerd. There I said it. If I do end up with something to recycle when I’m out and about, I’ll carry it around for hours until [...]

Organic Clothing Sweeping the Fashion Industry

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: eco living|

The world of textiles is ever changing, and lately it’s been getting a lot greener.  Today’s consumers are demanding safer, more eco-friendly options for all aspects of life, and clothing is no exception. Cotton, the Goliath of the textile industry, has been ousted as the world’s “dirtiest crop” due to excessive amounts of pesticides involved [...]

Bottled water makes as much sense as Donald Trump

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Over the last few decades the use of bottled drinks has gained in popularity across Australia. We now buy over 118,000 tonnes of plastic drink bottles each year. The problem with this trend is that plastic bottles generate an unnecessary amount of waste that is inevitably ending up in landfill or worse, our Oceans. Although government [...]

Give a Fork! This April – Put the Sexy Back Into Caring

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: project updates|

Melodie from Farm to Face getting #grexy with her cloth bag Question: Isn’t it way sexier to take care of the planet than it is to trash it? Answer: Hell yes! No one looks at a dude scrunching up his chip packet and throwing it into the ocean and thinks, “My goodness, what [...]

5 Ways to Create a Zero Waste Kitchen

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Whether you want to improve your health, clean up your eco-act or simply save money, looking at how much food you waste is a good idea. In our second post for Australia's fave real estate site realestate.com.au, we share our 5 best tips for creating a zero waste kitchen: Australians send four million tonnes of food to [...]