Pets are some of our best companions, coming in all shapes, sizes and with their own personalities. While dogs, cats, rabbits and fish might be what first comes to mind when you think of great pets, we’re here to tell you about an unlikely but fantastic pet to consider keeping in your backyard: chickens! Today we’re taking a look at the benefits of keeping chickens (besides an endless supply of eggs) and how to look after them to ensure that they’re happy and healthy.
NAIDOC Week has been celebrated every July since 1975, with a history dating back to the 1920’s when Aboriginal civil rights groups sought recognition for the treatment of First Nations Australians. This year’s theme, ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’, encourages all of us to celebrate and promote Indigenous voices and languages. This week has seen art installations, film screenings, and community workshops among many other events being held across Sydney and the rest of the country.
On June 24th, 2019, the City of Sydney council declared a climate emergency, with councillors voting that climate change poses a serious threat to the people of Sydney and Australia. The council is now one of 12 councils in NSW and 25 across Australia that have made climate emergency declarations since 2017.
It’s that time of year again, July is upon us and so is Plastic Free July (PFJ). Plastic Free July began in 2011 by the now founder of The Plastic Free Foundation. Their aim was and still is to work towards a world without plastic, something we all know will make a huge difference to many aspects of our Earth but especially the oceans and landfill.
Microplastics are a big deal. Research suggests that these tiny pieces of plastic are now present in the ocean, soil, and animals. So what are they, why do they matter and what you can do to help.
Composting is a cheap and clever way to use your organic food waste for something good, while doing your bit for the environment. And even though it is known as ‘black gold’ for to gardeners, you don’t need to be a gardening pro to start composting your waste.
One of the best ways to maintain a chemical-free and lush garden is to encourage what are known as 'good bugs' and insects to thrive. By good bugs we’re talking about the predatory insects that eat the 'bad bugs' - thereby doing your garden pest control for you. And of course, we also mean the pollinating insects, without which our food supply chain would be in serious trouble.
Following the success of the original Lane Cove Planting Seeds Garden, FoodFaith , MECA, and Bunnings are coming together to create a community garden in Mount Druitt to design a learning space for local and social enterprise.
How FoodFaith is creating a route filled with flowers to protect endangered pollinators vital to our food production.
It’s no secret that the world’s pollinators, particularly bees, are dying off in alarming numbers, but sometimes it’s worth remembering what’s at stake beyond just a great pairing for cheese and a topping for biscuits.
Honey is a beautiful product that humans have enjoyed for centuries. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties provide many health benefits including brain functioning and wound healing. However, recently there has been some media coverage on ‘fake’ honey, referring to honey which has been mixed with sugar syrups such as sugar cane, corn or rice. Take a read to find out what to look for when buying honey or if you want to get started beekeeping yourself.
Without further ado, here is part three of our mini guide series on going zero-waste! We aim to refresh your memory, and most importantly give that nudge to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Last but not least, here are our tips & tricks for going zero waste at the supermarket.
So, here is part two of our mini guide series on going zero-waste! We aim to refresh your memory, and most importantly give a nudge to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Here are our tips & tricks for zero waste whilst eating out.
So, here is our three-part guide on going zero-waste to refresh your memory! And most importantly, on how to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Let’s review. Starting with . . . the household!
Coffee, coffee, coffee. The lifeblood that runs through the veins of the city. And most of mine. The always accessible IV-drip of flat whites and cappuccinos in Sydney has gripped hold of us with a vengeance, and will not be letting go.
But like all good material pleasures, it doesn’t miraculously appear and then vanish without a trace. We all know that coffee beans come from somewhere, and they go somewhere. I’m not talking about the sweet caffeine molecules binding to your adenosine receptors – I mean the used-up grounds. As the byproducts of things we love continue to clutter our bins (and sabotage any ill-fated attempts at minimalism), it’s important to know where we’re getting them from and what to do with the remains.
When everything around you leaves you heady with a festive anticipation it’s difficult not to get carried away. Eat, drink, be merry, and shop til’ you drop seems to be the theme of the season. But whether you are ready for a white Christmas or are all set to celebrate it the beach, BBQ, and beer way like in Australia, make sure to keep it green as well. Have an eco-conscious yuletide and celebrate without making the Earth suffer.
Truth, Love, & Clean Cutlery: A Guide to the Truly Good Restaurants and Food Experiences of Australia is part of a world first guide series to ethical and sustainable restaurants. Edited by renowned Australian food writer Jill Dupleix, each experience within promises to be not only delicious - but good for the conscience.
Billions of households across the world are abuzz with activity and excitement. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is just around the corner. And so are the elaborate preparations: shopping for new clothes, preparing sweets and savouries for family and friends, spring cleaning the house, and planning for all the fun and frolic this festival entails. But how can we celebrate more sustainably? Read on to find out.
The modern fridge may have spelt doom for the traditional kitchen larder for countless decades, but many of us now find ourselves seeking out the simple creative food legacies of the old-fashioned larder. In our series on Larder Love we hope you discover along your own journey.
Following on from our article on the Ancient Art of Pickling we brought you last month, we thought we’d step back in time to the historical food preservation method of dehydration.
On Tuesday October 9th, from 12 - 2pm, FoodFaith was proud to host Breaking bread - The Panel with the help of Good Food Month at Hyde Park Palms in Sydney’s Hyde Park.
The discussion, featuring a diverse panel of experts and a special video message from Indigenous historian Professor Bruce Pascoe, was an interesting and incredibly important discourse on bread, one of our first staple foods.
As one of the 150 documented species of native grasses in Australia, kangaroo grass has been a key crop for Indigenous and broader Australian agriculture for thousands of years and is one of the most widely distributed grasses in the country!