Turf as a living fire break

By Sandra Godwin

The bushland surrounding its coastal communities is one of the major attractions of the Noosa area on Queensland’s popular Sunshine Coast. However, after being evacuated with 7000 others as a wall of flames bore down on Peregian Beach in spring 2019, The Retreat operators Dan and Nora Gleeson vowed to take action to better protect the resort against future bushfires.Continue reading

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Designing the ideal urban green environment for healthy humans

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An international study of parks and gardens has found they play an important role in the health of both people and the environment, and it’s all related to what’s under the ground – a huge range of microbes that perform valuable functions such as filtering pollutants and maintaining soil fertility and plant health.Continue reading

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Historic Coal Loader site offers perfect green roof platform for Nara Native Zoysia

By Sandra Godwin

Each week thousands of people visit the Coal Loader at Balls Head, Waverton in New South Wales, to enjoy the fresh air and million-dollar views across Sydney Harbour. It’s a far cry from the days when workers laboured under a thick layer of black dust to unload coal from bulk carriers and transfer it onto smaller, coal-fired steam ships.Continue reading

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