November 1, 2014

My Green Australia Shop

If you’re looking for guides to help you create a more natural lifestyle – you’re in the right place. Not only do we have some great green living guides, but we also have Wendy Rawady’s (our wonderful senior editor!) ebook!

Down to Earth: A Guide to Simple Living By Rhonda Hetzel

Down to Earth: A Guide to Simple Living By Rhonda Hetzel "I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom."

Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the pleasure and meaning in a simpler life, sharing all the practical information she has gathered on her own journey. Whether you want to learn how to grow tomatoes, bake bread, make your own soap and preserve fruit, or just be inspired to slow down and live more sustainably, Down to Earth will be your guide.

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Love, love, love this book! I have not been able to put it down since I got it. This book is for anyone who is thinking of, or has started to leave a consumer heavy, materialistic lifestyle . This book contains a wealth of information, all delivered in an honest, light hearted, easy to understand way, with gorgeous photos. You find yourself relaxing just holding and reading the book, and looking at the pictures. The book also contains many tips for reducing spending and leading a more relaxed, happy life. It really is a life changing book!
Customer Review at Fishpond.com.au

The Way Of The Chicken – A Guide To Keeping Backyard Chickens by Gavin Webber

The Way Of The Chicken – A Guide To Keeping Backyard Chickens by Gavin Webber This how-to-book is not your ordinary guide, but also a tale of apprehension, excitement, joy, despair, and happiness. It is a story that spans five years, from the first day that I suggested keeping chickens to my wife Kim, up to the time when I expanded the chicken run to its current size. It is still standing today as a testament to my newly acquired construction skills, the family's assistance, and lots of hard labour.

The benefits of keeping backyard chickens are many, as you will find out if you read on, from laying eggs, enriching your soil, to weeding and preparing your vegetable beds for the next crop. With all that said, I find that the biggest benefit is laughter! Yes, laughter. They are hilarious to watch, and all have individual personalities that will simply amaze you each and every day.

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The Greening of Gavin – My First Year of Living Sustainably by Gavin Webber

The Greening of Gavin – My First Year of Living Sustainably by Gavin Webber It was the impact of a documentary that kicked him into action, whereby he decided to lower his family's impact on the planet, in the attempt to live a more sustainable lifestyle. This is the story of his first year of 'The Greening of Gavin'.

Gavin's philosophy is a simple one and he describes it as this; "An Ordinary Australian Man Who Has A Green Epiphany Whilst Watching A Documentary, Gets a Hybrid Car, Plants A Large Organic Vegetable Garden, Goes Totally Solar, Lowers Consumption, Feeds Composts Bins and Worms, Harvests Rainwater, Raises Chickens, Makes Cheese and Soap, and Eats Locally."

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I really enjoyed this book. The author has broken his first year of learning to live "green" into practical sections like "Waste" and "Water Conservation", describing his actions in that first year in each category. Each chapter finishes with a "What I'd Do Now" section, which were my favourite parts. If you've followed the blog, you'll appreciate the opportunity to see how it all began in an easy to read format. If you're new to Gavin Webber's story, you're lucky - this is a great way to discover how an ordinary bloke living an average life started to make changes that significantly reduced his carbon footprint.
Dawn Holland review at Fishpond.com.au