Education

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.

Peta-LUSH

5 minutes with Peta from Lush

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

You can smell the store from the other side of a shopping centre – but how much do you know about the Lush Cosmetic store's ethos? Director Peta Granger talks us through it.

Bindi Irwin talks at Floriade, 2014

Bindi Irwin talks at Floriade, 2014

4 & 5 October, 2014

Bringing her bubbly personality to the iconic Floriade flower festival, Bindi Irwin will present six workshops at the Inspiration Hub during Family Fun Week. Inheriting her parents' passion for animals, Bindi says it is "so exciting to be part of Family Fun Week at Floriade with all my fellow Wildlife Warriors... and I'm looking forward to being a part of all the incredible activities and displays that Australia's biggest celebration of spring is famous for". Family Fun Week has a range of activities for kids, so it's the perfect opportunity to catch Bindi passing her love of nature onto the next generation.

Where: Commonwealth Park, Canberra, ACT.
When: Family Fun Week runs from 29 September to 5 October, and Bindi will be talking on 4 & 5 October.
Cost: Entry to Floriade is FREE!
Click here for more info.

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