How to Make a Native Bee Hotel

We all know bees are vital to our survival, as they pollinate the plants that provide us with food, but did you know that there are over 1,600 species of Australian native bees, and estimates that there are at least another 350 undiscovered species? The biggest threats to native bees are land clearing, habitat fragmentation,…

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For the Love of Tea

**This post is brought to you in partnership with Nerada Tea Do you remember the first time you experienced tea? I say experienced, because a cup of tea is far more than a drink. Think about the different types of tea, the scent of the leaves, the sound of a boiling kettle, the pouring of…

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Upcycled Sari Rugs and Chindi Rugs are back!

fairtrade recycled sari rugs

Our Recycled Interiors online store, part of our Sustainable Home Hub, is growing in 2019! We are working to help you live a gentle life by shopping with purpose and will be offering more green and eco living products, more locally made, fairtrade and vintage homewares and rugs, more recycled, upcycled and sustainable products, books…

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Why the News is Bad For You

why the news is bad for you - living a gentle life with helen edwards author

Do you watch or listen to the news anymore? It has become increasingly difficult to do so, without muting and turning off so many stories. On social media you can at least pass by or block a particularly distressing story. While we want and need to share the terrible things that are happening across the…

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