• International Composting Awareness Week: Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future

    International Composting Awareness Week: Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future

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    International Composting Awareness Week: Sunday 2 May - Sat 8 May 2021 International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. Originated in Canada and now celebrated in Australia, US, and the UK as well. It runs from Sunday 2nd...
  • Meet the Makers - Part One

    Meet the Makers - Part One

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    We love sourcing products from local Australian makers and we are very proud to stock a wide range of Australian made homewares, gardening and personal care products. We thought you'd like to meet some of our wonderful Australian suppliers so here's a little bit about four of them.
  • Growing Good Health with Garlic

    Growing Good Health with Garlic

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    Why should you grow Garlic? Garlic has many culinary, medicinal and garden uses.  It is also easy to grow across Australia - garlic produces an abundant harvest over two seasons and Autumn in Perth is the perfect time to plant your Garlic.  Garlic is part of the allium family which also includes edible plants like shallots, onions, leeks and chives. Ornamental alliums are a popular...
  • Urban Revolution’s Top 10 Sustainable Podcasts

    Urban Revolution’s Top 10 Sustainable Podcasts

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    Sustainability is such a hot topic right now, particularly since our COVID-19 wake up call, and is relevant to nearly all aspects of our lives. At Urban Revolution, we all aim to tread as lightly as possible on our planet, yet like many, we are all time poor these days. Podcasts are the perfect companion for the time-challenged individual and have become an incredibly...
  • Vic Park Community Harvest: A Rich History of Growing Olives in Perth

    Vic Park Community Harvest: A Rich History of Growing Olives in Perth

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    From April onwards, you may notice the olives starting to become ripe on trees around Vic Park and the wider Perth area. While some people make use of their olives, many suburban olive trees often go unharvested and the fruit goes to waste. This year there’s a push to put Vic Park’s under-utilised olives to use. But first, let’s take a quick dive into...
  • Seasonal Recipe: Basil Pesto

    Seasonal Recipe: Basil Pesto

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    With cooler Autumn days on the horizon, you may have noticed that your Basil plants are reaching their peak or going to seed.  Basil Pesto is a wonderful way to ensure the leaves are turned into a yummy food staple with multiple uses. Genovese or Sweet Basil Plant Basil plants are a valuable herb in the garden as they are a perfect companion to tomatoes and...
  • Urban Composting Options Workshop

    Urban Composting Options Workshop

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    This workshop is for anyone who wants to know how to compost at home, school or work.  It covers composting systems best suited to the various situations in urban environments. Click here to go to our events page for upcoming dates. What will you learn? Learn how to use the Bokashi system, worm farms, worm towers, how to compost pet waste, hot and cold composting methods and...
  • Reforestation: How can you make a difference?

    Reforestation: How can you make a difference?

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    Trees, and the majestic forests they form, are critical to the fabric of the communities in which we live. We know that they are absolutely central to the fight against global climate change, not least because of their role as carbon sinks. They provide habitats for a smorgasbord of animal and plant life, as well as valuable shade and recreational spaces for humans. Trees...
  • The Ten Golden Rules of Reforestation

    The Ten Golden Rules of Reforestation

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    Trees and the forests they form are highly complex. Poorly planned reforestation programs can be harmful to the environment and unsustainable. This article explains the ten golden rules for successful reforestation which have been proposed by scientists, including those at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.
  • Happy 4th Birthday to us!

    Happy 4th Birthday to us!

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    It seems hard to believe its been four years since we opened our humble little eco and garden store here in Vic Park! We've shared an amazing journey with our community over the last four years and we would love to celebrate with you all. Please join us on Sunday 7th March for our fourth birthday party. There will be Roogenic tea, cake by...
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