Tips on Creating a Sustainable Spring Garden

How to grow a sustainable spring garden

Amanda Stewart and her husband Paul, are the proprietors of Barrow and Bench Mitre10, a delightful hardware store and garden centre, located in Adelaide’s inner Southern suburbs. Amanda has long had a connection to the land and the natural environment. Her childhood was spent on a broad acre farm in rural South Australia, where local…

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Nature Fest SA Micro Grants 2021

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Nature Festival returns to South Australia this September after boasting more than 180 events right around SA for its inaugural year in 2020. From our own back gardens to the majesty of the Flinders Ranges, nature is central to who we are as South Australians and that’s exactly what Nature Festival will celebrate.  If you haven’t heard of Nature…

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Heart Home Nature

Six years ago, I started a little blog called Recycled Interiors, documenting my personal love of all things vintage, upcycled, handmade, homemade and sustainable. It’s taken me in many directions and connected me to many wonderful people. Lots has happened! I completed my qualifications in design, my PhD in Psychology and started writing children’s and…

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Five Real Homes Interior Trends to Embrace

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I’m not a believer in trends – insofar as following what’s thrown at you like a sheep. Trends tend to push you to consume, throw away, and consume again – on endless repeat. Many furniture and homeware items are left strewn across the footpaths or dumped in landfills when they break, or are no longer…

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What Makes a Home Sustainable?

how to build a sustainble home

Simon Clark from Sustainable Homes Melbourne, has been building homes for more than 15 years, and before that, watching his Dad build them. He started ‘helping’ his dad build homes when he was about 7 or 8 years old, and from about 14 years old, he began working with him most weekends. ‘I became a…

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What’s Your Vintage?

ideas for decorating your home with vintage

There is so much stuff in the world. Many people feel the draw to declutter and remove items from their lives, and yet, we carry on consuming. Buying items that already exist, that have already had a life, is one of the best things you can do for the planet and your pocket. There is…

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