Community gardening is becoming part of a new social movement that is developing around our food supply. Russ Grayson from the Australian City Farm & Community Gardens Network says there is still a long way to go for planners to see the value of community gardens to urban food security and community development.
Watching a loved person die is painful and confronting. Don Campbell urges patients and their families to have their own difficult conversations in advance to help doctors provide compassionate care at the end of a life well lived.
There are so many choices around food available, which makes it complicated for consumers to purchase sustainable products. Rebecca Sullivan explains how as a bettertarian she makes better nutritional choices that integrate the land, the animals and the people.
The current health care system is under enormous pressure. Deon Schoombie, Executive Director of the Australian Self Medication Industry, wants a national conversation on how self care can be more fully integrated into our health care policy.
Australians are invitited to give up meat this week to think about our meat consumption and the impact on our health and the environment. Eleanor Nurse from the animal protection institute Voiceless says it’s time to start having a conversation about the provenance of our food.
In our busy lives it is rare that we take the time to engage meaningfully with each other at the workplace and at home. Organisational coach Clive Leach says that being present and suspending our own agenda and needs for a few minutes is an act of kindness that has benefits for both giver and receiver.