WADEYE ON THE MEND

WADEYE ON THE MEND

Wadeye, Northern Territory There’s a patch of Wadeye, a remote outback town south-west of Darwin, that’s starting to look pretty good. Two years of weeds, abandoned car parts and town rubbish is disappearing. Slowly, the Thamarrurr Men’s Shed is re-emerging thanks to...
PRO HART WAY SHOWS NEW LIFE

PRO HART WAY SHOWS NEW LIFE

Broken Hill, NSW Years of drought have taken a toll on the main roads into Broken Hill in NSW. A census found that more than 1,000 trees have died from 3,000 planted. But Pro Hart Way, the road from town to the airport is bucking the trend thanks to a handful of...
HELPING THE MAGIC HAPPEN

HELPING THE MAGIC HAPPEN

Ballarat, Victoria ‘Just put your hands in the dirt and let the magic happen’, is the advice Lou Ridsdale gives the young people at her workshop before they embark on making a mini-garden terrarium. She urges them to have fun, be creative and make something they love,...
A FOREST OF FOOD

A FOREST OF FOOD

Byron Bay, NSW Young people and community folk around Byron Bay are planting hundreds of trees and creating a fruit food forest. Importantly, they are also learning to improve their environment by nurturing the health of their garden through the use of worm farm...
CREATING GOOD WASTE

CREATING GOOD WASTE

Kardinya, Western Australia Every home composter and backyard worm farmer has, at some stage, battled smells, bugs and heat. It can break the spirit of the keenest waste warriors and derail their efforts. And it’s the very reason the Kulungah Myah Community Centre in...
A PLACE TO CALL HOME

A PLACE TO CALL HOME

Drake, NSW (Bundjalung Country) Clare Urquhart knows only too well that small animals and birds, as well as human beings, need a place to call home. With support from Highways and Byways and the local community, dozens of wildlife nesting boxes have been built and...