Month: February 2013

A Garden Tip

Thank you, Michael, for mentioning that straw can be a useful additive in the garden, for improving the soil’s water retention properties. I live in the sand-belt area and getting moisture into my soil is a mammoth task. Where does all the rain go? Last night it...

Comfort Enhancing Tip!

In early February I had my roof painted white. It looks a bit as though snow has fallen, and the effect inside the house is almost the same in that the white paint reflects the sun and keeps the roof cavity much cooler than it was before the painting. This in turn...

Lighter Footprints at Ashburton Festival

Lighter Footprints joined other community groups at the Ashburton Community Festival on Sunday 24 February – the last weekend of the Sustainable Living Festival.It was another welcome opportunity for Lighter Footprints to sign up new members to our email list...

Permafrost, Josh Frydenberg and Lighter Footprints

On 1 February 2012 a small group of Lighter Footprints members, including our Convenor, Carolyn Ingvarson, met with Josh Frydenberg, the Member for Kooyong.Lighter Footprints requested the meeting in response to the front-page story At the edge of...