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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 [...]

4 Simple Steps to Start Composting

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

Gone are the days of hiding a heap of rotting food and garden clippings at the back of the yard, manually turning it with a shovel every week while swatting away rodents. In our first post for Australia's favourite real estate site realestate.com.au, we break it down into 4 easy steps: These days, composting is [...]

10 Ways Not To Be A Tosser This Christmas

By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

If you’re saving for a new home, juggling a mortgage, credit card debt and bills or simply want to do your bit for the planet, why not get creative this holiday season? In our third post for realestate.com.au, we share our top 10 tips for cutting down on overspending and over-packaging. 1. Get creative with your gift [...]

Not all ham is created equal – A guide to buying pork products this Christmas.

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: ethical eating|

Victorian truly free range Greenvale Farm Ham For those of you who still enjoy a mindful meaty treat when celebrating the festive season we’ve developed a handy little list of ethical pork producers as well as some info on the truth behind free range labeling. Pigs are unfortunately one of the most poorly [...]

Giving Gardens; Giving a Future

By | September 9th, 2015|Categories: project updates|

Farming is a hot topic in Australia and around the Western world right now, with a focus on how farmers are going to deal with the challenges posed by a changing climate. We hear of many stories of farmers transitioning to traditional methods of agriculture such as organic and biodynamic farming in order to create [...]

Pastitsio: ultimate comfort food + leftovers saviour

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: recipes|

We get excited by clever ways to reduce food waste, hence we're thoroughly excited about our latest eBook The Clever Cook. It's devoted to easy, wholesome recipes that help you avoid food waste, saving you money as well as reducing your impact on the environment. Here's one of our favourite recipes from the eBook, to [...]

Why we need to be Clever Cooks PLUS a recipe for the perfect chicken soup

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, recipes|

With the release of our latest waste-fighting eBook The Clever Cook, we sit down and have a short Q&A with the eBook's author (and our comms coordinator) Maria Hannaford to learn what developing the book taught her about our power to improve our environment. What's the premise of the eBook? Out of the 4 MILLION [...]

This week, all hail the compost bin

By | May 6th, 2015|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

It’s Australia’s national Composting Awareness Week so we thought we’d give a refresher on why composting is so essential to the health of our planet and provide some suggestions to combat common barriers to composting: There are two big reasons we should compost our food scraps: Almost half of our household waste is food waste. [...]

A rare insight into the life of a fisherman

By | April 30th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people|

With the release of our new sustainable seafood eBook, The Good Fish Book, we thought we'd share a story that puts a face to the issues. It's the story of Port Franklin (VIC) fisherman Wayne Cripps. Wayne's family history is steeped in salt water. The Cripps' family have been fishing for their livelihoods since 1874. [...]