• What to Plant in Birak: Tips for Successful Summer Veggie Gardens in Perth

    What to Plant in Birak: Tips for Successful Summer Veggie Gardens in Perth

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    The Noongar Season of Birak (December - January) is represented by the colour red which symbolises heat, sun and fire. During Birak, the rain eases and the hot weather really starts to take hold. The afternoons are cooled a little with the sea breezes from the south west. Traditionally this was the fire season for Noongar people and they would burn the country in...
  • Top Tips for Growing Perfect Pumpkins

    Top Tips for Growing Perfect Pumpkins

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    Prized for their gorgeous golden flesh and delicious nutty flavour, pumpkins are delicious roasted, made into soup or thrown into salads. Pumpkins are easily stored in a cool dark place for months after harvest, so it’s well-worth growing your own and using throughout the year.   What are the health benefits of eating pumpkin? Pumpkins are part of the Cucurbitaceae or squash family. Most...
  • Seven Tips for a Thriving Summer Worm Farm

    Seven Tips for a Thriving Summer Worm Farm

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    As we navigate the hot days of Summer we need to keep a good eye on our worm farm's environment and ensure our wonderful worms are happy in their worm farm. If your worms are climbing out of the bedding mix or congregating under the lid of your worm cafe, they are stressed and you need to take action or they will likely die when it...
  • WA Government Commits to Single Use Plastic Ban

    WA Government Commits to Single Use Plastic Ban

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    We're so excited to share that Western Australia's Plan for Plastics has been fast-tracked by four years with a ban on some of the most problematic single use plastics starting on 1 January 2022. The extent of plastic pollution occurring in terrestrial and marine environments has become a serious problem recognised at an international level. There is now a substantial body of evidence about...
  • Seasonal Recipe: Raw Rainbow Salad

    Seasonal Recipe: Raw Rainbow Salad

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    Combine the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre of beetroot, carrots, apples, and spinach and you have a nutritious salad bursting with raw energy! Beetroot is easy to grow in Perth's temperate climate, as a summer or winter crop. Benefits of Eating Beetroot The plant pigment that gives beetroot its rich, purpley colour is betacyanin; a powerful agent thought to help suppress the development of...
  • Ten Top Tips For Growing Vegies From Seed

    Ten Top Tips For Growing Vegies From Seed

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    Growing vegies and herbs from seed can be so rewarding and offers many advantages. It is certainly the most cost effective way to grow food vs buying seedlings, and offers more choice of seed varieties when compared to the limited seedling ranges. If you save some of your own seed as well, you're on the road to self sufficiency too. At Urban Revolution we...
  • 4 Easy Low-Waste Gift Wrapping Methods

    4 Easy Low-Waste Gift Wrapping Methods

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    Reduce waste, save money on wrapping materials and give unique, thoughtfully wrapped gifts simply by re-thinking the way we do gift wrapping. There are so many ways to start using recycled, compostable or reusable materials! Here our our top 4 methods for easy eco-friendly gift wrapping:   1. Furoshiki... or Fabric Gift Wrapping  Using the Japanese Furoshiki technique, you can wrap any shaped gift...
  • 10 Eco-Friendly Christmas Party Ideas

    10 Eco-Friendly Christmas Party Ideas

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    The season of goodwill is often the season of excess and consumerism, which has a detrimental impact on our earth. We've come up with ten top tips for a low waste Christmas party which is better for the earth.
  • Have A Merry Zero Waste Christmas

    Have A Merry Zero Waste Christmas

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    How To Reduce Your Waste This Christmas Family, food and celebration is how most of us want to spend Christmas but too often that includes single use items, plastic utensils and decorations, and non-recyclable gift wrapping. It is possible, with just a little forethought, to embrace a low waste Christmas that is even more fun and beautiful than you might expect. By being mindful...
  • Top Tips for Managing Fruit Fly

    Top Tips for Managing Fruit Fly

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    Mid spring is the ideal time for fruit fly numbers to rise as the temperatures creep up and the occasional showers increase moisture. Warmer temperatures will signal pupae buried in the ground to come out of their ‘inactive’ winter status to emerge as adult fruit fly.  Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) There are also many fruit coming into season at this time, so keep...
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