Embodied Energy

Embodied Energy

Embodied energy is the amount of energy required to produce a particular item or material and make it available for use. Highly processed materials such as stainless steel, glass, and concrete take a lot of energy to produce when all manufacturing processes, mining...
Companion Planting

Companion Planting

Utlising the qualities of one plant to aid nearby plants is a way of creating resilience within a garden design. Deep rooted plants can be planted next to plants with shallow roots without competition for moisture and nutrients, some plants can attract beneficial...
Deep Watering

Deep Watering

Our long hot summers can stress plants and reduce their productivity, or worse – kill them. Soaking the soil with a trickle that can infiltrate the soil deeply is important to ensure plants have access to water through heatwaves. However, some soils such as...
Shading Devices

Shading Devices

Deciduous trees planted in front of north facing windows provide an abundance of light through the winter months – when we need it, and in summer give us shade. An adjustable shading device that can feed you too? What an...
Strawbale Construction

Strawbale Construction

Strawbale is one of our favourite building materials. It has amazing insulation properties (around 4 times more effective than a conventionally built brick veneer wall with R2.5 insulation batts), has a ‘massiveness’ and ‘sturdiness’ to it that...
Speed date an expert

Speed date an expert

We’re proud to be a part of Geelong Sustainability’s ‘Speed Date an Expert’ on October 31. It’s a great way to have an inexpensive consultation about a project that you have dreamed of, but thought that it may be out of your reach....