Winter is a time to restore your garden and yourself

Winter is a time to restore your garden and yourself

Winter garden tips from Juan Carlos Negrete, chef at Three Blue Ducks, and permaculture designer.  It seems like this weather has hit us all. Everywhere I look, there are hibernating people trying to recover from colds and sore throats and to stay away from torrential rains and cold nights. The bees have locked themselves in…

How a ‘Think-and-Listen session’ can nourish the environmental activist

How a ‘Think-and-Listen session’ can nourish the environmental activist

Words by Kit I recently led a workshop titled “Inner Transition: Resilient Individuals in Cohesive Groups”. The purpose was to offer ideas and tools for personal and collective sustainability, bringing nourishment, reflection and insight to those who put a lot of time and effort into environmental activism. The evening revolved around setting up Listening Partnerships as…

Coffee anyone?

Coffee anyone?

Bondi Farmers Market coffee cart have some ‘gold’ waiting to be claimed by keen gardeners and composters. We mean coffee grounds of course. Spent coffee grounds are what’s leftover after brewing a perfect shot of espresso. They are chemically neutral in the soil, and provide texture and bulk. Worms enjoy it too if you have…

A Return and Earn reverse vending machine is coming Bondi Beach!

A Return and Earn reverse vending machine is coming Bondi Beach!

At long last, Bondi Beach will be getting a reverse vending machine for empty drink containers. Litter is a massive problem in Bondi. The NSW EPA’s Return and Earn program incentivises the recycling of empty drink bottles, making it more likely they will be recycled instead of littered. The machine will be located behind the Bondi Pavilion in…

Q&A: Waste and Recycling in Southern Sydney

Q&A: Waste and Recycling in Southern Sydney

At next week’s Film & Feast, Transition Bondi will be screening the film Waste Land and hearing about Southern Sydney’s waste and recycling strategies from Louie Leung, waste educator for the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC). To prepare for Film & Feast, we presented some questions to SSROC. Here’s what the organisation had to…