Soiled Soils – Heavy Metal Contamination in Garden Soils

Soiled Soils - Heavy Metal Contamination in Garden SoilsSpring 2017, Living Well Magazine by Mascha Florisson The health benefits of growing your own vegetables are well researched, and many people dig up their lawns in favour of a backyard vegetable garden. There is nothing nicer than doing your vegetable shopping in your own backyard and nothing … Continue reading Soiled Soils – Heavy Metal Contamination in Garden Soils

Overcoming Challenges in the Kitchen Garden

Overcoming Challenges in the Kitchen GardenWinter 2017, Living Well Magazine by Wendy Neagle After another abundant organic food growing season I thought I would share with you some of our non-success moments and challenges within the kitchen garden. And yes, we have many - organic food farming is often a process of creative and innovative … Continue reading Overcoming Challenges in the Kitchen Garden

Reconnecting with Nature… no Wi-Fi required

Reconnecting with Nature… no Wi-Fi requiredAutumn 2017, Living Well Magazine by Mascha Florisson Imagine a medicine that was not only free, but also had no adverse side effects, was available to anyone, anytime, anywhere, and was guaranteed to improve your health and wellbeing within minutes. Surely we’d all take such a medicine everyday. Unfortunately many … Continue reading Reconnecting with Nature… no Wi-Fi required

What’s happening in the Gardens? Summer 2015/16

What’s happening in the Gardens? by Mascha Florisson Summer 2015/16, Living Well Magazine I’m writing this in late October but it feels like summer has already arrived. With warmer than average temperatures for the last month the gardens have burst forth with new growth. The grass, our vegetables and unfortunately the weeds are all growing … Continue reading What’s happening in the Gardens? Summer 2015/16

Nature & Health is back on the agenda

Nature & Health is back on the agenda Sarah Blaschke, PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Living Well Magazine Autumn 2015 Scientific literature now explores the impact of peoples’ contact with nature on health and wellbeing. In particular, the sectors of Population Health and Healthcare Design are investigating how to recruit nature as … Continue reading Nature & Health is back on the agenda