Rubbish World

I wanted to give my children a last glimpse Of the beauty and treasures hidden on this planet Yet at times I feel it’s too late. Four thousand kilometres through the Aztec lands Past a handful of ancient sites, hundreds of loud oumpah bands, thousands of taco stalls and street vendors, And millions of cactus…

Community living – dream or nightmare?

After a one-year community-living experience in my early twenties, it took me over a decade to return to the idea. This time the plot included my husband and three young kids, plus 180 individuals trying to build sustainable homes on a 64 hectares property an hour north of Sydney. One of the weekends we drove…

Gratitude to Earth

Today I’m feeling sad. Packing up a house doesn’t bother me. My soul was meant for the sea. But ripping out a garden which has sustained me, when there was no boat to gently rock me towards the horizon, is heart breaking. As we nourished your dead earth back, giving worms, compost, nutrients and love…