What’s So Important About Snails? Should You Care If They’re Extinct?

Should we care that the last Hawaiian tree snail has died? Because this is how the new year of 2019 began, with the extinction of yet another of earth’s creatures. A humble mollusc. The Hawaiian tree snail. The last one in existence, friend to school children, 14 years old and the lonely survivor of his …

Our Backyard Climate Strike.

“No one is too small to make a difference.” Greta Thunberg When 5000 children, school teachers and parents marched in our little city last Friday, striking for policy change to combat climate change, we marched too. Only, we didn’t march with the other protestors in our city (sorry Greta Thunberg, we think you are amazing, …

Connecting with Nature is more than a Walk at the Beach.

What does it mean to connect with nature?  Does it mean taking off your shoes to walk on beach sand once a week? A regular hike or swim? Gardening with your gloves off? Standing outside in a rain shower? Camping out under the stars like I’ve just spent a day or two doing; every now …

Top 10 Items on my Toxin-Free Bucket List.

If you’ve read my posts about going grain-free and organic in the pantry, you’ll know I’ve done this gradually, because I’m prone to overwhelm. You’ll also know that the more I looked into forging a toxin-free diet for my family, the more I realised that all other toxins would have to go, too. I can’t …