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Bruce Pascoe: Dark Emu and Aboriginal Agriculture

| community, food, nature

By Janien Ferguson, AlburyCity Learning Outreach Officer Bruce Pascoe, a man of proud Tasmanian, Bunurong and Yuin heritage, has written a new book that will astonish and surprise, causing you to re-evaluate what you thought you knew about Aboriginal culture before European colonisation. A prolific writer and meticulous researcher, Pascoe’s work includes many fiction titles …

People Powered Economy: A Forum On Social Enterprise

| community, food, health, waste

By Dr Helen Masterman Smith, Charles Sturt University Local residents are leading the way on sustainable community development projects at The Commons in North Albury. Established in July this year by the Goodlife Community Co-operative, The Commons is run by residents who enjoy working with others to help people, animals and the earth. It’s a …

Gardening the Wicking Bed Way

| At home, community, food, garden

By Sue Slater, Birallee Park Neighbourhood House Most of us have good intentions when planting a summer veggie garden. All those fresh tomatoes and salad greens, not to mention strawberries! We think we get everything right – the correct spot in the yard, the best quality soil, and the right plants for the season. But …

Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival 2016

| At home, At work, community, energy, food, garden, health, money matters, nature, waste

 By Amber Rodd,  Energy & Sustainability Officer, AlburyCity This year’s Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival is better than ever with a new, improved and extended format. Our month-long program covers all of November and includes more than fifty events, from workshops, talks and films through to markets, exhibits and tours. Green thumbs will love our …

A Menu in the Making

| At work, food, health

By Megan Hunt, Health Promotion Coordinator at Gateway Health The Wodonga Healthy Catering Guide is here and ready for you and your workplace to use. The guide is a real menu in the making in taking initiative to encourage healthy eating behaviours in the workplace and in our community. The guide, developed by Healthy Together …

Foraging, the new foodie fad

| At home, food, garden, health

By Gill Baker, Wangaratta Sustainability Have you noticed that ‘foraged’ ingredients turn up in recipes in glossy magazines these days? When I came across ‘Locally Foraged Wild Mushrooms’ on the menu of a classy restaurant, images of armies of mushrooms being chased through the forest flashed through my mind. ‘Foraging’  of course, is not at …

The Sharing Tree

| At home, community, food, garden, nature

By Gill Baker, Wangaratta Sustainability Outside our window is a huge, centuries old Yellow Box tree. It offers shared accommodation to all comers, whatever their skin type, colour or language. Reptiles, mammals, birds, and all manner of crawling creatures are accepted. Yesterday a pair of ducks were having an intense discussion on one branch, wattle …

Thrifty – A Sensible Life Choice

| At home, community, energy, food, health, money matters, waste

By Roger Findlay, Gerogery Being thrifty is not about being miserly. The dictionary defines thrifty as follows: Using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully. With this in mind, I do believe it is a sensible approach for living life. From an early age I witnessed my parents struggling through hard times in a …

Food Swap

| At home, community, food, waste

By Sue Slater, Projects Manager, Birallee Park Neighbourhood House Inc Had a bumper crop? Don’t know what to do with your excess? Maybe the solution for you is Food Swap. The idea of a food swap or exchange is not new. Our ancestors bartered with produce, between families, between villagers and between villages. As towns …

Cooking Under Pressure

| At home, energy, food, health, money matters

By Leanne Murphy, Beechworth        I’m a recent convert to the wonders of pressure cooking, and wanted to share the benefits of this efficient way to cook all manner of meals, from steaming vegetables through to cooking hearty stews. We’ve had our pressure cooker for a couple of years now, and I love it.  When I first broached …