• kitchen scraps

    Composting at home

    • Aug 10, 2020
    • by Shenae Norris

    Composting is easy and regardless of space, anyone can home compost. Even with a small yard, you will be able to follow these steps on a smaller scale to create free compost that will nourish your gardens, save your scraps from landfill and see you never reaching for replace that store- bought fertiliser again.

  • soil

    Soils ain't soils

    • Aug 03, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    Plants need three things: water, sun and soil. Most West Australian soil is low in nutrients and some even repels water. Rich soil full of organic matter and worms will give your plants everything they need to grow, retain moisture better, and help fight infection and insect attack.

  • digging

    Garden placement and design

    • Jul 28, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    The beauty of the home vegetable garden is that it can just as easily be a research project or an art project. Here’s some things to take into account when you’re designing your vegie patch.

  • family gardening

    Green thumbs for everyone

    • Jul 23, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    Thinking of trying your hand at gardening? We’ve got a series of blogs to get you started, covering everything from construction and design, soil, propagation and choosing what to grow. Good luck on your home gardening adventure!

  • Kids play sport

    Hitting the sweet spot in kid’s sport

    • Jul 20, 2020
    • by Alex Dreyer

    As some of Australia starts to open back up again, children and parents alike are eagerly awaiting the return of junior sport. Organised sport is a great way to get the benefits of physical activity, however it can also be a setting that encourages the consumption of junk food. Let’s help our kids to understand that the road to sporting success is paved with healthy food, not hamburgers. Here are four ways to help your kids shoot for health when playing junior sport.

  • Alby exercising

    Alby’s fur-real tips for a healthy return to work

    • Jul 10, 2020
    • by Alby

    Hi, my name is Albert and I’m a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic WA recovery. My human went from being home like all the time to only being around on the weekends again. It’s been ruff.

  • Lamb shanks

    6 slow cooker tips and tricks

    • Jun 19, 2020
    • by Alison McAleese

    The weather is cooling down. We’re going to the shops less (so we’re buying lots of long-lasting root vegies) and many of us are finding ourselves unusually at home in the middle of the day. What a perfect combination of reasons to get the slow-cooker out!

  • Woman cooking

    Making do for dinner

    • May 26, 2020
    • by Anne Finch

    We can all do our bit to limit the spread of coronavirus by staying home. This means visiting the shops less, and making do with what you already have. Here are my top tips on how to cook healthy, tasty meals without having to duck out to the shops.

  • basket of fruits and vegetables

    Getting the most out of your fresh fruit and vegies

    • May 11, 2020
    • by Anne Finch

    Staying home more means fewer trips to the shops. This means buying more, less often and making it last longer. This is all fine and dandy for tins, and even freezable foods like meat and dairy – but how do you stretch your fresh produce out so it lasts more than a few days? It’s all about planning, and getting to know your produce…

  • Making pancakes

    Whipping up a Mother’s Day Treat

    • May 06, 2020
    • by Mikala Atkinson

    Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a delicious morning tea or dinner to remember, preparing a home-cooked feast for your mum to enjoy this Mother’s Day is a great way to show her how much you care.