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    Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving

    Christmas is almost here. By now you are probably thinking of gifts for loved ones and perhaps you have a nagging feeling that it is all a bit wasteful. So many ‘normal’ gifts end up in landfill or are made of dangerous plastic. To assuage your worries and give you a happy alternative, here...

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    10 plastic free ideas you haven't thought of

    10 Plastic Free Ideas You’ve Never Thought Of

    Many of you are already reducing single use plastic by using a reusable coffee cup, produce bags, water bottles, and a stainless steel straw. But here are 10 new plastic free product ideas you might never have thought of: Shampoo bar instead of shampoo and conditioner in plastic bottles! Swap your shampoo in a bottle for a shampoo...

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    How to keep veggies fresh in the fridge for longer - The Swag

    How to Keep Veggies Fresh with The Swag

    Has the War On Waste show on the ABC inspired you to reduce your food waste each week? The Swag is a useful tool to help you do just that, helping to keep you fresh fruit and veggies fresher for longer. Unfortunately, as we know, when food rots in landfill, it gives off methane,...

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    6 ways to get kids interested in nature

    Our Favourite Things to Inspire a Love of Nature in Children

    Inspiring a love of nature in kids of any age encourages them to become empowered by the world around them and develop a want to protect it. Here are six of our favourite things on the shelves at Biome that build excitement and curiosity about nature. Hello Nature by Nina Chakrabarti   Oh to...

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    Biome Bee House, Native Bee Hotel

    How to attract native bees to your garden

    Australian native bees and wasps are the tiny mystery helpers in our garden. There are over 1,500 varieties of native bees throughout Australia, and they can be black, yellow, red, metallic green or even black with blue polka dots! Some are fat and furry, while others are sleek and shiny. The largest is the...

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    Gardening with children, by Biome guest blogger Julie Orr

    Goodbye Winter and hello Spring! I was so happy when the first day of spring rolled in. That morning my girls went into the garden and picked a little bunch of flowers for each of their teachers. What a perfect way to welcome spring and it put a beaming smile on my face. I love...

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    Beginners Guide to Composting

    Beginner’s Guide to Composting

    Composting can be a rewarding and planet-friendly activity. It allows you to create a closed loop in your own home by turning food scraps into rich nutrients for your garden. But it can seem intimidating if you don’t know where to start. In this article, we’ve tried to break down 3 major types of...

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    Edible gardens bring joy

    Whether you live on acreage, in a suburban house or even an inner city apartment, you can easily start growing an edible garden and in no time at all be enjoying fresh organic produce. And now that spring has sprung, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to get out there. Get your gloves...

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    Growing your own food

    Although you might think you wouldn’t grow enough to make a difference to your grocery bill each week, you would be surprised at how much having a small patch in the back yard will actually produce and how much you will save on your food bills. I have a small plot in my backyard...

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    One girl’s journey to simplify her life

    The Biome Blog Program invites you to share your healthy harmonious lifestyle choices with the wider Biome community. Your stories inspire us all to move forward on our sustainability journey. To share your stories with us, head to the Green Living Guide and contact Tracey for more information. Our regular blogger, Jennifer Donovan, is a...

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    Local food initiatives we love

    We’ve rounded up some of our favourite local food initiatives.  We’ve love to hear from you in the comments below this post of any of your favourite local food heroes and businesses!  You can also now collect your Food Connect box from Biome’s Brisbane city store.

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    Bokashi makes kitchen composting easy

    The family behind the Urban Composter recognised the need for an easy to use indoor compost bin.  They required an alternative to an unsightly plastic bin on the kitchen bench and didn’t want to put their kitchen scraps through a disposal unit and into the drain.  Lynette and son Luke were immediately attracted to...

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