Early this year, I managed to persuade my parents to get a vermicompost kit. Before that, I mostly threw fruit and vegetable peelings in an open heap in my garden, which irked my parents, as they said it attracted the odd rat to our home. I still do it when they are not looking, but it's mostly weeds and leaves that I throw in that heap nowadays.
Waste management is an issue that we all need to be mindful of. Most people think about their trash for as far as the eye can see, and that it is something that will take care of itself. All our trash in Singapore is incinerated and then disposed of at Pulau Semakau, but even...
We live approximately 35 minutes away from Mullumbimby, a little town with an indie vibe. We go there once a week to do our organic grocery shopping, and usually like to pick up some seedlings while we are there.
One of our favourite stores is Santos, where we sometimes eat and then shop at afterwards. They have branches in nearby towns of Byron Bay and Lismore too. Other favourites include Edens Landing Health Foods, and The Source.
They call it God's country out here in the Rainbow Region, and Moondance is the name of the property I go to rest my spirit with my boyfriend when I'm in Australia to visit him.
Spanning six acres, Moondance has plants and fruit trees from South America and Asia, lovingly put in the garden from scratch by its previous owners. Dan and his family have since added to the property by putting in a food garden, and necessary features like a water tank and solar water heating.
It is situated in a rainforest in the hinterland of Byron Bay, and it can quickly get pretty wild and overgrown if not maintained. Dan and I take care of the veggie patch and plant...