It’s believed that the first toilets for human waste were created in an ancient settlement in Scotland dating back to 3000 B.C. That’s over 5000 years ago! Sadly enough, today approximately 2.4 billion people, or roughly one-third of the world’s population still lack access to proper toilets. People poop on the side of the road,… Continue reading We make soil! Support the building of composting toilets
For thousands of years people have used plants for beauty and optimising health. Traditionally people developed medicine through observation and experimentation with plants. And in many countries, women in particular were responsible for collecting food and herbs to administer medicine and care for the wounded and sick. Herbs are still highly valued and used to… Continue reading 9 Medicinal Herbs to Keep in Your Garden
Last week I attended Rainbow Serpent Festival. During the festival I gave a workshop on Natural Beauty Products with Kitchen Ingredients in the Permaculture Garden space. Below are the recipes that were taught plus a few other hints and tips. I've kept the recipes as simple as possible as the idea is to use the ingredients available… Continue reading DIY Natural Beauty Recipes with Kitchen Ingredients
The Amazon Rainforest holds mystical magic for many of us, stories of pink dolphins, giant snakes, mini monkeys and trees that breathe. The Amazon Rainforest has been called ‘the lungs of the earth’ and its believed that it creates 20% of the world’s oxygen. This rainforest nourishes an incredible amount of plants and wildlife. And above… Continue reading Discover the essence of the Amazon
Hard to believe, but cosmetics manufacturers are not legally required to list any of the hundreds of chemicals used in cosmetics and fragrances. Research shows that many ingredients used in beauty products have links with cancer, congenital malformations, and reproductive problems. These toxic ingredients may also contain neurotoxins and are often recognised as allergens. Your… Continue reading Know The Power of Your Purse
When I was six my parents and I moved to rural Brazil. Even at a young age I noticed that the neighbouring kids owned a lot less toys than kids in Australia. Most children had one toy in their entire room. When it came to Christmas, it was very simple, not many presents but lots… Continue reading How to Talk about Santa to Green Kids
You might very well be acquainted with nasturtium but have you ever seen their seed pods? Have you ever tried pickled nasturtium pods? They are like peppery capers. I don’t even like capers but I do like these...