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!
New Scientist magazine has just published an article about the sustainability of kangaroo meat for human consumption. If you’re interested read it now, as I think free access to the full article is removed at some period after publication. The article looks at issues like methane production, water use, feed conversion efficiency, orphaned joeys, humane … [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…]
I don’t normally talk much about climate change. I don’t enjoy debating with people over whether the climate is really changing or not, or whether humans bear any responsibility for the change, or even whether the change will be a bad thing. It’s a polarising subject, and I don’t want to put people off my … [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…]
Earlier this year, Megan and I worked with some other local families to start a gardening club called the Jamberoo Family Growers. Unlike traditional garden clubs, this group will have a focus on helping people to grow fruit and vegetables at home, using healthy natural methods and tapping into local knowledge and experience. It will … [Read more…]
Megan just got back tonight from the final planning meeting for the launch of the Jamberoo Community Growers gardening club. Everything is ready! Here’s our handout: Jamberoo Community Growers Launch Sunday September 20, 2009 2 pm at the Jamberoo Youth Hall Everyone welcome! Free entry Guest speakers Children’s activities Stalls Refreshments Do you love gardening? … [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. Our house has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living areas, double garage, rear entertaining area … [Read more…]