Fresh off the farm

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

This year, 2012, is Year of the Farmer. A time to pay overdue recognition to our nation’s hardest workers. Our farmers overcome increasing adversities including climate, labour, urban sprawl, and long, hard hours, as they grow food and materials for our nation. We caught up with farmers and their families from six very different farms across Australia, all with one thing in common – they believe in the power of farming sustainably and with our future in mind.


Mysticism of Morocco

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Escape the mayhem of Marrakech and be rewarded with the Escape the mayhem of Marrakech and be rewarded with the slow-paced organic village lifestyle of the mountains.

La Madre Bakery - sourdough cob

Tips for yesterday’s bread

Monday, 26 March 2012

Too often we get a great fresh loaf of bread but just can’t make it through the lot while it’s at its best. If you love food but hate waste, here are four great uses for stale bread.


Buy organic and save

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

We all know we should be eating organic – but sometimes it can seem just a little too beyond budget! We’ve investigated how to eat organic without breaking the bank.


The brighter side of Bali

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The notion of a Balinese sojourn is often met with the image of bogans, Bintangs, braids and bad sunburns. But it’s time to embrace a new side of Bali that is emerging from the hills.


Quench your skin

Monday, 19 September 2011

Keep your skin supple with this super simple guide to moisturising.

Organic Agriculture Officer - Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) Program places skilled young Australians (18-30) on short-term assignments in developing countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa. The Institute for the Development of Educational and Ecological Alternatives, Inc. (IDEAS) is an NGO in the Philippines working in integrated community development including sustainable agriculture, cooperative development, community organisation, enterprise development, waste management and alternative education. You will help advocate the concept of organic agriculture at the Farm School and in the community, as an economical, environmentally-friendly and healthy practice. This will be done through the development of the school’s farm, and some extension work with farmers and families of the students.

Location: Roxas, Oriental Mindoro, the Philippines.
Salary: All related vaccinations and travel are paid for, plus a generous living allowance for the 12 month duration of the position.
Applications close: Thursday 8 September, 2011.
Click here for more info.

Closing the circle

Closing the circle

Monday, 18 July 2011

Great benefits can be found by farmers when closing the loop on their farms and becoming self-sufficient.


Guide to organic beauty ingredients

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Confused about organics and labelling in your skin care? We caught up with Michael Bronner, Vice President of Dr Bronner’s organic body care to give us the rundown.

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Health scares and hard facts

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Food labelled 'organic' or 'all-natural' may be healthier on one hand, but it does not necessarily mean it's safer.

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