Education

David Holmgren – Hall of Fame

Saturday, 18 October 2014

David Holmgren is the Hall of Fame winner in the 2014 Green Lifestyle Awards.

Holmgren is best known as the co-originator of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978.

Social Innovation Change-makers Festival 2014

18 October, 2014

Social Innovation Sydney helps change makers connect with one another and build networks to drive social innovation. We connect people with ideas to people with skills so that they can create new ventures together.

Every social innovator wants to the world to change, but none of us control how different the future will be. Can you creatively engage with the futures you hope for and those you fear to develop and refine your vision, rather than being paralysed by indecision? We believe you can. This one-day workshop take participants on an imaginative journey into four futures they will co-create, then brings them back to right now with renewed purpose and a clearer focus.

Where: UNSW Art and Design, corner Green’s Road and Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney NSW
When: 9.30am - 4pm Saturday 18 October, 2014.
Cost: $25 + BF
Click here for more info.

Tomatoes

How to grow great tomatoes

Friday, 17 October 2014

There's few things better than harvesting ripe, juicy tomato fruits from your own garden. Make sure you read our guide to get them fresh off the vine this summer.

National Ride2Work Day 2014

National Ride2Work Day 2014

15 October, 2014

Ever thought about swapping your usual commute to work with an invigorating bike ride, or need a bit of encouragement to hop back on after the chilly winter months? Then give the National Ride2Work Day a go. More than 15,000 workers across the country are expected to steam to work under pedal power on the day. Join those celebrating a long held love of the bicycle or be among those discovering the health benefits of a good cycle.

If you’re in the Melbourne area and want to use pedal power to help those in need, take part in Bupa Around the Bay – Ride for a Child in Need. It will be held on Sunday 19 October, and there are varying distances around Port Phillip Bay so all ages and abilities can take part.

Where: Community events and breakfasts are being held nationwide on Ride2Work Day.
When: Wednesday 15 October, 2014.
Cost: It’s free to register for both events.
Click here for more info.

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmesan cheese, please!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Treat yourself to some truly tasty, authentic Parmesan cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Adventure Filmmaker Bryan Smith

28 September – 14 October, 2014

Behind every great National Geographic story there is a great storyteller. National Geographic Live is delighted to present extraordinary adventurer Bryan Smith live onstage in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong this spring. An award-winning filmmaker, adventurer and conservationist for the National Geographic Channel,Bryan Smith will share exhilarating adventures and gripping moments from his assignments in the world’s most remote and dangerous places, showcasing never before seen images and film footage.

Perth Sun 28 September Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre
Bookings: 1300 795 012 | www.ticketek.com.au
Melbourne Sat 4 October Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Bookings: 1300 182 183 | artscentremelbourne.com
Sydney Sat 11 October Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Bookings: 02 9250 7777 | sydneyoperahouse.com
Wollongong Tues 14 October Uni Centre, Wollongong University
Bookings: 02 4228 0300|www.visitwollongong.com.au

extracts

Plant extracts 101

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Put 'names' to faces with our guide to some of the most effective, soothing, plant-based cosmetic remedies.

peas

In season: peas

Thursday, 9 October 2014

If you've been good enough to start growing peas in your vegie patch already this year, you can look forward to making these delicious recipes straight from the garden to your plate soon.

spring-guide

Spring planting tips

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Is it past time you got that spring vegetable patch underway? Here’s our expert tips on how to go about it to ensure some bumper crops this spring and summer.

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Multi-generational living

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mother and building designer Chi Lu explains the sustainability, social, and cost benefits of living in their carefully-designed, large family home that spans a few generations.

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