Backyard veg gardening and bee-keeping

Nadia has been looking for resources that can help her build an organic garden in my backyard. It’s still a hobby at this point but she hopes to eventually be able to produce organic, home-made products that she can sell. Here’s some websites she found and wants to share:   1.) Tips for Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden 2.) Guide to Bee Keeping – storing and selling honey

Useful Links – Biodiversity

Biodiversity is all about ensuring longevity of flora and fauna species through a range of available genetic specimens. These resources will teach you more about ensuring biodiversity in your pocket of the world.   Books: Archer, M & Beale, B (2004) Going Native Living in the Australian Environment, Hodder Headline, Sydney Going Native is a controversial and practical book about Australian conservation strategies and how our land use is seriously …

Useful Links – Living Simply

Living Simply is one of the main topics of the Living Smart courses. These resources will help you find ways you can bring simplicity into your life. Books: Suzanne & Kate Gibbs, The Thrifty Kitchen, Penguin Australia The Thrifty Kitchen is your guide to cooking and shopping on a budget without compromising on flavour or goodness, brought to you by one of Australia’s most respected food families. Join food editor and …

Useful Links – Climate Change

While Australia swelters away in record temperatures this summer, the topic of climate change is also heating up. There are ways you can minimise your impact on the changes in the climate of the world, and we share some resources for you today.   Websites: Climate Change – Australian government Some of the information of this site may be outdated, but there is still a wealth of tips and tricks …

Useful Links – Waste Smart

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Now that the major part of the festivities is over, the chances are there is a lot of waste lying around, waiting to be disposed of. In light of this, Living Smart presents the useful links for being Waste Smart. Living Smart was fortunate enough to receive a Zerowaste Grant in 2012. The grant allowed us to revise the Waste Section of our …