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

A vegetable garden without digging

A vegetable garden without digging the dirt on no-dig gardens by Mascha Florisson Winter 2015, Living Well Magazine “Why do we want to have a garden?” This is the question Sydney gardener Esther Deans asked herself when writing her first book “Growing without digging” a book that started the no-dig movement in Australia in the 1970’s … Continue reading A vegetable garden without digging

What’s happening in the Gardens – Autumn 2015

What’s happening in the Gardens by Ellise and Mascha Living Well Magazine Autumn 2015 We’ve had a season of abundance this summer in the Yarra Valley Living Centre vegetable gardens. With the new poly tunnel up and running and the whole top field of our vegetable garden dug over and composted for the first time … Continue reading What’s happening in the Gardens – Autumn 2015