Your Say: the ideal garden

November 18, 2016
What would be your ideal garden? “A communal garden would be wonderful, something that is low-maintenance and also has a herb garden inside.” Mabel, Leichhardt “Anything that is environmentally minded and that uses as little […]

Roadtest: The lazy garden

November 11, 2016
We give you the run-down of greenery styles best suited to the backyard, balcony or verge of the inconstant gardener. From a modicum of enthusiasm things can grow. The local sanctuary Returning soil to the […]

Sustainability Tips

August 5, 2016
Knowing how to do your part for the environment can be overwhelming! We’ve broken it down into some helpful hints so you can make environmentally and ethically responsible shopping and community choices. MAKE FAIR TRADE […]

Going organic

July 7, 2014
Organic farming is the third fastest growing industry in Australia, after superannuation and gemstones, so why is it still so hard to buy cheap organic produce? I do get impatient when I’m lining up at […]

Your say: Shopping local vs. online

June 10, 2014
Do you prefer to do your shopping online or locally? “I like shopping online for convenience and because I don’t often get to the shop after work.” Bruno, Leichhardt. “I like to support my local […]

Jared Ingersoll on… food trends

December 2, 2013
“Pickles, fermentation and kimchi are very trendy.” I’ve been hearing this a lot lately and maybe I need a holiday but they are NOT a trend! Consumption of dairy products in rural China almost quadrupling […]

Healthy food is a human right

June 28, 2013
Governments and corporations argue that genetically modified food is necessary to feed the hungry masses but food rights provide a better solution. All over the world we are now hearing the call for clean drinking […]

Jared on… being green

June 28, 2013
‘Local,’ ‘seasonal’ and ‘sustainable’ – it’s true that just one of these words alone carries weight when it comes to discussions about ethical food and eating, but they can each have a raft of interpretations. […]