The race that stops a nation really did stop us in our tracks this year but for all the wrong reasons.
The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s biggest horse racing event of the year, sees to hundreds of private office functions being hosted around the country to watch the inaugural event and down a few free booze and waste away an afternoon in the office. It’s all in the name of tradition folks.
In my humble home of Brisbane, however, all was not glam, fillies, frocks and champagne. There was most certainly a rotten smell to the festivities. A headline graced our newspapers for reasons I’m sure one poor catering company could probably do without.
“One dead, 200 ill after salmonella outbreak linked to Melbourne Cup functions“
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Who doesn’t like butterflies? I for one LOVE them.
They would have to be one of the most beautiful and innocent creatures out there. The monarch butterfly in particular provides a glorious show each year as they migrate over a 1000 miles through North America and even through parts of Australia.
It may be (and should be!) sad news for some to learn that this annual phenomenon is in danger. The monarch butterfly’s population is experiencing a sharp decline. It’s hard to say where its future lies, but read on to learn more about what we can do to try and steer it in the right direction.
It’s a twisted story that’s heavily rooted in the growing use of agrochemicals on GM crops.
The story goes a little something like this. Read more ..
Have you ever felt overwhelmed as to where you should start when detoxing your lifestyle?
Ditching the toxic, synthetic chemicals in your household cleaning regime should be one of the first steps for anyone looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Not only are the cost of these products are, for the most part, outrageous, the cost to the environment and to your family’s health cannot be justified. Read more ..
“I cultivate my garden, and my garden cultivates me.” ~Robert Brault
Have you ever wondered how you can bring purpose to your garden?
Don’t look at me with that quizzical puppy dog look that says, “Um, excuse me?”
Yes, I’m asking you if your garden actually serves a purposes. Read more ..
If you think we only need to be concerned solely with pesticide exposure from conventionally sprayed fruits and vegetables, then think again.
When this article came out reporting on a study that “New Yorkers are exposed to more pesticides than rural residents“, I almost brushed past it. Read more ..
I may get a few cringes, but I ‘m totally geeking out about the thought of starting up my own worm farm. The excited like a little kid in a candy store kind of excited. Read more ..
As you may know, I have just returned from a week of serious learning, having partipated in an Urban Permaculture course run through the Permaculture Research Institute.
Here’s my take on the week that was… Read more ..
- Image Credit: Permaculture Memes
This coming week I’ll be immersed in the Urban Permaculture Design Course offered by The Permaculture Research Institute at the Sunshine Coast.
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