• Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Garden Festival
  • Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Garden Festival
  • Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Garden Festival

World Environment Day 3 Things You Can Do

5th June, 2017 is World Environment Day.

World Environment day is recognized as a reminder that today is the day you can make a small change, which will make a big difference!

But what exactly do we classify as the environment and what can you do to help it?

The Environment

The environment is everything in the world the surrounds us and affects life on earth. This includes water cycles, plants, animals, air, food chains and other humans. Research is continuously being conducted to see what environmental affects are due to climate change, pollution, extinction and other destroying elements. The more that is discovered, the more information we have to make change.

The good news is, you can make a difference! It’s exciting to start a change and teach this change to others. Here are 3 more eco-friendly routines you can undertake in your daily living to start making that change happen.

1. Throw Less Stuff Away

  • Use reusable coffee cups, plates, cups, utensils when you have a party or go on a picnic
  • Use reusable bags when you go shopping
  • Declare a war on waste with clothing – shop at Salvo’s, buy less, buy better quality.

2. Reduce Food & Water Waste

  • Food share
  • compost or feed it to the worms & chickens
  • recycle
  • use the leftovers
  • preserve own food and dehydrate food
  • only boil what you need
  • shower don’t bath
  • use grey water and install a water tank for watering

3. Use less Fuel & Drive Less

  • bike ride
  • walk more
  • use public transport
  • car pool
  • Eat Local/Grow your own food to see less long haul travel

These are only a few things that you can start to do, or you may already be doing many of them. What 3 NEW things will you start doing in 2017 to help the environment?

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  • Happy love 💕 day. Sharing the love, saying you love, showing love, holding a love or saving your love....however you spent your day, we hope it was LOVELY

Dragonfruit live by @tropicalfruitworld 
#love #valentinesday #lovefruit #dragonfruit #fruit #botanicalbazaar
  • There is nothing better that brings a ting to your tastebuds then fingerlimes! We grew these ones in #tallebudgera We hear @canungra_creek_fingerlimes from the Gold Coast hinterland have some beauties too. 
#fingerlimes #wearegoldcoast #homegrown #goldcoastgarden #botanicalbazaar #urbangardening
  • Can you guess this seed?!
  • The gardeners at @nerangcommunitygardens, Country Paradise Parklands sure know how to grow a great luffa! First image shows it ready to be peeled. Second image shows it peeled and ready to be used as a body scrubber in the shower.

Harvest the luffa when it is young and the fruit is edible (bitter) in a salad or soup or wait until it is mature, peel it and let it dry to use the fibrous fruit as a body scrubber or surface cleaner.

Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family. Stacey

#growyourown #urbangarden #communitygardens #botanicalbazaar #jerrycolebywilliams #goldcoastgarden #luffa #gardeningaustralia #growvegetables #growfoodnotlawns #nerang
  • Botanical Bazaar presents a free entry POP UP green inspired marketplace showing and selling plants and unique green wares, as well as pre-paid workshops at the @festival2018 & @bleachfestival Coast Acoustics Music Festival 15th April.

Workshops include 'Butterfly Gardening' Workshops for adults and kids hosted by @gcbutterflies plus learn how to 'Prepare Therapeutic Herbal Tea from Plants from your Garden' by @theherbalgardener Workshop. 
Tickets to workshops can be pre-purchased online. Comment if you would like a link to tickets.
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Bleach* Festival will bring internationally and nationally touring acts to the Coast Acoustics Festival. 
It’s going to be an amazing family fun day with live music, green goodness, food & music!

#festival2018 #bleachfestival #commgames2018 #commonwealthgames #visitgoldcoast #moregoldcoast #botanicalbazaar #gardeningaustralia #gardening #orchids #gogreen
  • Guess who's coming to the Botanical Bazaar this year! @gardeningaustralia
  • We love how easy sweet potato is to grow!

There's orange, white, purple skin white inside and white skin purple inside growing here. Let it grow continually and just 'bandicoot it' (dig up a few as I need them). Unlike watching your above ground veggies grow and become ripe it's always a surprise when you dig up a sweet potato - will you hit the jackpot and find a gigantic one straight away or dig for ages and only find tiny ones? All equally delicious though 🙂

It really is a surprise we aren't walking through sweet potato everywhere we go, it grows so well! Plant it in a specified bed and trim it back when it starts to grow wild if you want to contain it. 🌿Leah
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#sweetpotato #digit #growyourown #urbangarden #botanicalbazaar #dirt #goldcoastgardening #tallebudgera #gardeningaustralia #gardening
  • BIG | BOLD & BOTANICAL! .
I was speaking to the creative  Natalia from @broadcroftdesign today about making a sign for the @botanicalbazaar and she asked me about 'Instagram' and how she could get more interest in her business page. So I'm calling all our amazing nature lovers who love to be inspired by crafted botanical art to check out her page! The work Natalia and her hubby do is incredible and worth a follow! 
@broadcroftdesign will be at the BB this year with another great display.
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#urbangarden #botanicalbazaar #botanicalart #botanicalartist #gardenart #gardeningaustralia #crafted
  • Do you have a green inspired business or hobby to showcase at our garden festival! Think botanical homewares and beauty products, garden supplies to plants, vertical gardens to hydroponics, farming produce to specialty growers, landscape services to shade houses and more! We already have 50% of sites filled with the bizarre and botanical homegrown businesses but we are on the search for more! Click on the link in our profile to find out more details. Happy gardening, stacey.

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