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Love Your Little Ones, Naturally

‘Organic’ is the latest buzzword, ‘natural’ the newest trend. Health and wellness has been extolled as the fastest growing industry in the world, and it’s only getting bigger. We’re finally overturning the Baby Boomers’ infatuation with chemicals, pharmaceuticals, synthesised everything and enough preservatives to make… Read More »Love Your Little Ones, Naturally

Living Abroad in Wild Places

Just before Christmas 2015, I was approached by the producer of a popular British television program, which documents the lives of ex-pat Brits living abroad in wild places, to search the backblocks of the Northern Rivers to find folk from ‘Ol Blighty’ now living amongst… Read More »Living Abroad in Wild Places


While it’s almost impossible to talk about North Byron Parklands and the profusion of festivals in Byron Shire without getting into a heated discussion, one North Coast couple decided it was the perfect backdrop to celebrate their wedding anniversary. As thousands were preparing to ring… Read More »THE PARKLANDS PLEDGE


As I write this, I am surrounded by palm fronds and broad, green banana leaves. I sit at a rough hewn timber table, a thatched roof sheltering me from the tropical sun, my love sitting across the table from me, a raw coconut, decapitated to… Read More »BALI: THE TROPICAL PARADOX

Shannon Smerdon – Chef

We all love food. It’s through our taste-buds we find joy, new experiences and travel to far off exotic places… without the airfare. Wizards of food are called Chefs. The Rock Stars of the culinary world. Their stage is the kitchen, welding knives like performing… Read More »Shannon Smerdon – Chef

Mullum Local Food Festival

Planning for Mullumbimby Community Garden’s  second Mullum Living Soil and Local Food Festival is now well  underway with the date for the event now set at Saturday 27th October 2012. The inaugural event last year received phenomenal responses from the 2,000 or so participants with… Read More »Mullum Local Food Festival

CG Support Fund Wrap Up

It is quite fitting that it is this time of year that we get to update you as to the activities of the CG Community Support Fund… Yes, it has taken quite a time for funds to be dispersed, however as was the nature of… Read More »CG Support Fund Wrap Up