A tour of the Wollongong PCYC permaculture community garden – very heavy on photos and detailed explanations.
The Centre for Sustainability Leadership is running a free sustainability leadership course in the Illawarra in late 2014.
Introduction to Permaculture courses in Berry, and a full PDC in Warrawong – some exciting local permaculture events coming up!
Get involved in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day this week! Plus, leave a comment and go in the draw to win a $100 Bunnings voucher.
I applied for, and was awarded, a Council scholarship to do a Permaculture Design Course. I can’t wait to get started!
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!
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…]
Yesterday I met up with Tim Denshire-Key at Wollongong University, and he interviewed me about our participation in the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge and our efforts to become more sustainable in an ordinary suburban house. He’ll use the audio in an upcoming podcast. Tim is studying Industrial Design at RMIT in Melbourne, and is currently … [Read more…]
The NSW Government has been trialling their [Fridge Buyback Scheme](http://fridgebuyback.com.au/) in Sydney for a while now, and starting next month the scheme will be broadened to include the Illawarra. At this stage it will only encompass the Wollongong and Shellharbour Council areas, but hopefully it will extend to Kiama in the near future. The scheme … [Read more…]
It can be hard to find chickens for sale locally, especially if you’re after a particular breed. Here is a big list of all the places I found when I was looking: – [Illawarra Mercury Classifieds](http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/content/classifieds/) (look under pets, horses and livestock, and for sale categories) – Other local newspaper classifieds (Kiama Independent, Lake Times, … [Read more…]