Vale Peter Cundall, Celebrating a Life of a passionate organic gardener

What a sad day with the passing of a wonderful man that inspired so many people to take up gardening. And persuaded those with an already established interest to pursue it for their property. Inspirational too as a man who demonstrated how older men could be fine examples to boys and men. How to be a ‘modern man’, full of…

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LFIA design competition – Make Money and Have your Say

Registrations for the Living Future Institute of Australia’s design competition are open.What does a socially just, culturally rich, ecologically restorative retail centre actually look like? This competition is open to anyone and everyone with different entry categories to share in a prize pool of over $30,000. So form a design teams, register to enter – see more here  on the…

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The Change you are Looking for?

This is for a fruit you probably have ever never heard of, with a product range you may have never considered.  Perhaps you have not even considered organics and biodynamics that have now been established for it. Is it time to do something different with your life?  Have you considered making a significant change but not exactly sure for what.?…

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Immigrate to Australia with a Business Visa

Ever wondered about immigrating to Australia and living down under? The world seems a little testy right now in the midst of a pandemic, recent terrorism in Europe, Brexit and a rollercoaster USA election to name just a few. Have you considered Australia as a place to invest and live ? You may be eligible to immigrate to Australia with…

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Achacha – Beautiful healthy property – Fabulous regional lifestyle

How about a healthy lifestyle on a beautiful property suitable for a group or extended family growing organic Achacha? As an added bonus the farm is conveniently located only 30 minutes drive from the thriving regional centre of Townsville. A piece of paradise This farm is genuinely a piece of paradise with 123 hectares of flat land and beautiful views…

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Achacha – organic biodynamic

The journey to reach organic biodynamic certification on this Achacha farm at Giru, 45 km south of Townsville has been a thumping success. The owners have achieved significant cost savings as well as transforming the farm into a lush healthy and highly productive organic operation. Now for sale this organic Achacha farm is a fabulous opportunity to work and live…

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Community, ecovillage, cohousing, multiple occupancy

Many people often ask us where can I “buy community”.  Of course, most communities are built by the people who live there – the interactions, relationships over time, history of local events.  The features of community that are desirable are connectedness, looking out for each other.   Historically community meant some sort of social unit with certain norms, religion, values, customs,…

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The Greater Glider – A treasure in our unique Australian bush

The greater glider has been in the news with 2 new species being discovered making 3 in total. The research team spoke positively about the unique and sweet nature of the greater glider species. Intrigued to discover some more about these gorgeous and unique animals we mostly don’t see because they sleep during the …

Quality in living – Achacha a farm worker story

The first thing we consider in our work is quality in living. One of the major impacts of the Covid19 pandemic has been unemployment and worsening under employment.  Separately there is concern about how crops will be harvested given the reduced numbers of international backpackers and other temporary workers who usually do much of this work. Put all this together…

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Invest in your Future

The Road Best followed….time to Invest in your Future! Has 2020 and the pandemic reinforced how fed up you are with city prices for real estate, endless traffic, claustrophobic public transport, crowded busy lives?  Now perhaps working from home successfully means you can seriously consider moving to a regional centre or small town. Reflections about life has been one of…

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Schools Clean Up Day

Schools Clean Up Day is a fun and engaging way to teach young Australians about the responsible disposal of rubbish, resource recovery and the repercussions of rubbish dumped irresponsibly in the local environment. It’s a day when students and teachers work together to clean up an area which is special to you. It can be the playground, a local park,…

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International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2019, “Volunteer for an inclusive future”, highlights volunteers contributing to inclusion, and Sustainable Development Goal 10, reducing inequality within and among countries. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government…

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Buy Now

Escape from the city to a magnificent, idyllic retreat: Live the ‘tree-change’ dream The dream of escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and living off the land in a truly eco-sensitive and organic lifestyle is one shared by many but experienced by only a few. For many would-be tree changers, the challenge of growing organic vegetables from scratch…

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National Recycling Week

In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling.  It hopes to educate the public on the importance of recycling, as well as to promote kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives. This year more than ever we need to continue to recycle, but more important is to also focus…

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Regional Incentives

Regional Skills Relocation The NSW Government has established the Regional Skills Relocation Grant to increase the availability of skilled and experienced workers for businesses setting up in, relocating to, or existing in regional NSW. Grants will be available for businesses operating in NSW regional eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers…

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