The winner of the National Tree Day Giveaway has been randomly selected…
To celebrate National Tree Day, Planet Ark has given me a $50 gift card to give away to a random reader. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite type of tree is, and why.
Today (July 29th) is Schools Tree Day in Australia, coordinated by Planet Ark.
Lots of photos from the Kiama Sustainability Expo and Kiama Community Garden Open Day, held on Sunday. There were lots of local organisations and businesses present, as well as celebrity gardener Costa from SBS. What a top day!
I spent most of Sunday helping to staff the Jamberoo FutureCare table at the Shellharbour Solar Expo, at Shellharbour Workers’ Club (who actually have 22 kW of solar panels installed themselves – see photo). The expo was organised by Jamberoo FutureCare, in conjunction with Shellharbour and Kiama Councils. There were a number of solar power … [Read more…]
I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the launch of Kiama Council’s new Kiamasphere web site on Thursday. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that our sustainability journey really got going when my family joined the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge. It gave us the impetus to … [Read more…]
What a great turnout we had at yesterday’s Jamberoo Community Growers meeting! Don Cairns, former resident of Kiama and Kangaroo Valley and now living in Nowra, gave an excellent talk about growing food through the season. Don has been gardening for many years, and understands our climate and weather patterns very well. His tips and … [Read more…]
I attended an event at the Kiama Library last night, “Sustaining The Library”, put on by the Kiama Greens. Ten years ago, The Greens donated about $1200 worth of books and CDs about the environment and sustainability to the Kiama Library. Last night they did it again. There are some great books in the collection … [Read more…]
Venue: Berry Poultry Pavilion located at the Berry Showground Alexandra Street Berry NSW Date: Sunday 18th April 2010 Time: Poultry Shed will open from 9am to view the birds. The Auction will commence at 10am sharp. Penning fee: $2 per pen maximum 3 birds per pen and no commissions. Limited pens available and they must … [Read more…]
I spent the day on Saturday manning a sustainability stall at the Kiama Show, and really enjoyed getting to talk to the many people that stopped by. I was wearing a few hats on the day – representing Jamberoo Community Growers, Kiama FutureCare and Jamberoo FutureCare. The three groups pooled our resources and had information … [Read more…]