I was interviewed by Gavin Webber from The Greening Of Gavin as part of a series of podcasts he’s done with sustainable bloggers from around Australia. Let me know what you think!
What I’ve been reading about this week – worming pigs naturally, butchering pigs, sustainable display homes, KiamaSphere, Book Depository, modern homesteading, how to freeze eggs, and the solar nest.
The new Green Box Regional Food Cooperative Ltd needs your help to show Matt Brown’s office that they have broad support from within the Kiama community. Please help!
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…]
Thanks to the web site IfItWasMyHome.com, this map gives some perspective on the size of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf Of Mexico (click to see full-size image). I’ve centered the spill around Kiama (NSW, Australia) to show its sheer size in relation to the Illawarra region. You can see that if the … [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…]
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…]
Kiama Council has been putting on a series of focus group workshops this week, on topics such as health, community, waste, and environment. Last night I participated in the Food workshop. What an awesome experience! The room at the Harbourside Brighton was packed with people passionate about all aspects of food – there was a … [Read more…]
I spent the day on Saturday manning a sustainability stall at the [Kiama Show](http://www.kiamashow.com.au/), 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](http://sites.google.com/site/jamberoocommunitygrowers/), [Kiama FutureCare](http://kiamafuturecare.org/) and [Jamberoo FutureCare](http://jamberoofuturecare.org/). The three groups pooled our resources and had information … [Read more…]
We’ll be putting our house here in Kiama on the market very soon Our house is now on the market! If you know someone looking for a house in Kiama, please let them know! We’ll be listing with [Dougmal Kiama](http://www.dougmal.com.au/search/profileagent.aspx?agtid=4183). Our house has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas, double garage, rear entertaining area … [Read more…]