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Composting 101: A simple guide to composting at home

Composting 101: A simple guide to composting at home

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.

What happens in an insect hotel?

What happens in an insect hotel?

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.

A Way to Zero Waste Part 3: @the Supermarket

A Way to Zero Waste Part 3: @the Supermarket

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.

A Way to Zero Waste Part 2: @Eating Out

A Way to Zero Waste Part 2: @Eating Out

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.

A Way to Zero Waste Part 1: @Home

A Way to Zero Waste Part 1: @Home

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!

The Secret Life of Beans: Drinking & Buying Coffee Sustainably

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The Secret Life of Beans: Drinking & Buying Coffee Sustainably

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.

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Celebrating Sustainably - Green Lantern for Diwali

Celebrating Sustainably - Green Lantern for Diwali

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.

Larder Love - Dehydrating for your Larder

Larder Love - Dehydrating for your Larder

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.

Breaking Bread with FoodFaith & Good Food Month

Breaking Bread with FoodFaith & Good Food Month

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.

How to be Label Conscious: Choosing Sustainable Certifications Made Easy

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How to be Label Conscious: Choosing Sustainable Certifications Made Easy

In today’s increasingly savvy society, consumers are becoming more aware that the products we purchase not only contribute to the wellbeing of us as individuals but to the wellbeing of the wider community and to the global environment. To get on board with the myriad of product labels out there, let’s take a closer look at some certifications you will come across in the Australian retail landscape.

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Larder Love - The Ancient Art of Pickling

Larder Love - The Ancient Art of Pickling

Last month we started looking at the notion of larder love and what we can all learn from the old-school larder’s traditional techniques. Here we continue the series by exploring the ancient art of pickling.

Celebrating Sustainably - A Green Day for Dad

Celebrating Sustainably - A Green Day for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. And if like every year you are going eeny, meeny, miny, mo between wallet, shaving kit, perfume, tie, or “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug as a gift for your dad, do your old man a favour. Stop right there. He might not tell it to your face but all he wants is “not” to get one of those gifts, for a change. Keep reading for some of our top tips and ideas.

Larder Love - A New Series to Digest

Larder Love - A New Series to Digest

Lately there has emerged a bit of a love affair with the idea of rediscovering our roots and reconnecting with lost traditions. When it comes to the culinary sphere, almost everyone has a story of the foods they grew up eating, of family traditions and of a simpler way of life. All of which ties perfectly into FoodFaith's daily mission not only of environmental sustainability but also social sustainability. Welcome to our new monthly series Larder Love.

Mindfulness Apps - Our Top 3 Picks

Mindfulness Apps - Our Top 3 Picks

Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, learning how to pay attention to the now instead of thinking ten steps ahead, behind or to the left at any given point. With history rooted in religious, cultural and secular practice many of us associate it with Hinduism, Buddhism and yoga but it can also be found in Judaism, Christianity and Islam and has now made it's way into our secular daily life. It's a wonderful practice to begin and we literally say practice because not only will it take years to master, there is always room for improvement. To assist you in your ultimate app choice, here we shine a light on our pick of the three best meditation apps.

Three Simple Ways to Benefit the Planet with Your Food Choices

Three Simple Ways to Benefit the Planet with Your Food Choices

Some people get fearful when they hear the word sustainability, feeling that it’s too difficult, costly, and requires too much time. However, as we've shown in lots of previous articles, living sustainably doesn’t require huge amounts of money or even extreme diet changes, it simply requires a person to make small decisions to impact the planet in a meaningful way.


Want to Go Green? Try Permaculture!

Want to Go Green? Try Permaculture!

Yes, permaculture it is. The answer to all your environmentally-conscious existential worries. This is one word that sums up all activities you can take up to not only reduce your own ecological footprint, but also to help create sustainable human environments.

5 Secrets to A Successful Community Garden

5 Secrets to A Successful Community Garden

Roughly 374 kilometres south of Sydney, close to Twofold Bay, is the Garden of Eden.   St. George’s Uniting Church set up the native garden in 2006 to enrich the community life in Eden NSW, a coastal town famous for its once legendary pod of killer whales. Today Eden is home not only to a thriving whale watching industry but also to an award-winning community garden where locals grow organic produce, attend permaculture workshops and hold movie nights.

Celebrating Sustainably - Green Up Your Easter

Celebrating Sustainably - Green Up Your Easter

Easter is just round the corner, it’s a long-weekend, and you are happy as a bunny already.
So, why not make Mother Earth happy too? If you are not sure how, just follow our tips
below to enjoy this festive season in a way that’s good for us and good for the environment.

Avoiding a spray on bugs

Avoiding a spray on bugs

“The word ‘pest’ is thrown around a lot,” observes Dennis Collins, ranger at Sydney's Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. But, he says, you don’t need a “take no prisoners” approach to bugs. Spraying with broad-spectrum pesticides can harm more than just the insects and spiders in your garden and home – it can also affect the birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs in your neighbourhood. Read our guide to controlling insects without a spray!