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!
A complete summary of the costs for our first foray into raising our own pigs for meat, from piglet purchase right through to slaughter and butchering.
Effective midnight tonight, the NSW Government has announced a revamping of the Solar Bonus Scheme – the gross feed-in tariff for solar electricity has been reduced from 60c per kWh to 20c per kWh.
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…]
We went to the Dapto Markets on Sunday morning to try to buy a few things we need around the yard. What an awesome place! The markets are a great place to buy second hand clothes, toys, tools, etc for very good prices. Or if you’ve accumulated a whole bunch of that sort of stuff … [Read more…]
There was a very good segment on ABC TV’s Landline show last Sunday, How Green Was My Valley, on the challenges faced by dairy farmers as our climate slowly changes. You can watch it online. The first 10 minutes or so focuses on a Victorian dairy famer, and the problems he faces when water allocations … [Read more…]
My friend [DiscoPig](http://discopig.com/) is getting a new vegetable garden started on the common area in the block of flats where he lives, along with a few of the other residents. He liked my [DIY tumbling compost bin](http://green-change.com/2009/05/05/diy-tumbling-compost-bin/), so we set out to find some suitable plastic barrels. This proved to be harder than I expected. … [Read more…]
I love discovering new local green businesses. Today for some reason I checked out the public noticeboard in the Kiama View shopping center, and noticed a business card for [Eco Manifesto](http://ecomanifesto.com.au). It didn’t have much information on it, but the name intrigued me so I looked them up when I got home to see what … [Read more…]
If you need some hardware supplies for your green projects and you live in the Illawarra, you might be able to pick up some good bargains at Magnet Mart’s Albion Park Rail store from tomorrow. They’re closing down, and ALL STOCK MUST GO! (Sorry, that has to be in all-capitals because that’s how it’s always … [Read more…]
If you’re in Australia and have been thinking about getting a grid-connected solar power system, there’s a really good deal right now with Earth Utility. If you order before 15 December 2008, it’ll cost $2,500 installed (after rebates, RECs, etc and excluding utility connection costs). **WARNING:** Earth Utility appears to be in trouble (updated 28-04-2010) … [Read more…]