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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 [...]

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. [...]

URBAN AGRICULTURE # 1 – Let’s Feast on History

By | April 21st, 2014|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, think pieces|

by Lydia Blocksidge Victory Gardens Let us take you on a food journey back in time. During the First and Second World Wars food, labour and transportation shortages were prevalent all over the world. Countries including the US, Germany and England set out to fix the problem by encouraging people to grow their own food. [...]

Become a Compost Compadre

By | February 17th, 2014|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

Going waste free is a BIG thing for us this year... both personally and work-wise, it'll be a huge focus around here. But how do you go waste free without composting? Simply put, you can't. So our clever intern Elly Hill put together a quick guide to get you started, no matter where or how [...]

Growing their own incrEDIBLE food future

By | July 31st, 2013|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening|

Urban agriculture (UA) is one of our favourite topics here at Sustainable Table, because we recognise it is the way forward to a sustainable and secure food future. So when volunteer Lauren Salathiel came to us with this story of a wildly successful UA project in the UK ("UA to the UK yo") we had [...]

Growing Green: how herbs can help the planet

By | July 11th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating, food growing + gardening|

Growing Green: how herbs can help the planet by Melanie Barker Recently I read an article in the paper about the current food to population-growth ratio and it stated that Earth will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 in order to sustain a predicted population of over 9 billion people . As individuals [...]

How to compost

By | May 8th, 2013|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening|

It’s International Composting Awareness Week this week (if you missed our intro to the initiative, read here). Composting is uber important. Not only does it recycle vital nutrients that plant life (all life) depends upon, it diverts food waste away from landfill. For every tonne of food waste not sent to landfill, almost one tonne [...]

OUR PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COMPOSTERS & COMPOSTING

By | May 1st, 2013|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

This week is... wait for it.... International Composting Awareness Week! Yeah! Right on! Sure, it's not as exciting as No Pants Day (yes, really) but it is *slightly* more important. Little do people know of the environmental harm done by sending food waste to landfill. Let us explain: Up to 40% of household waste is [...]

Greening your life – from the window sill and up

By | May 24th, 2012|Categories: food growing + gardening|

Words and images by Sofia Strandberg Growing our own veggies is probably one of the most efficient ways that we can keep our food miles and packaging waste down (down down!). But, the reality is, a lot of us aren’t blessed with a beautiful big back yard. Heck, many of us don’t even [...]

Sanitation and Farming. How the two are connected, and why you should make a run for it.

By | March 22nd, 2012|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening|

What problems arise from poor sanitation, and conventional farming practices, and how can fixing one problem be the solution to the other? Every day, 4,900 children die from sanitation related diseases. That is one child every 20 seconds. At the same time, conventional farming practices that involve the use of petroleum-based chemicals degrade soil quality [...]