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Exciting News – Natura Pacific on Gardening Australia

The team at Natura Pacific were very proud to see our Director Kieran Richardt appear on ABC’s Gardening Australia last week (Friday, March 23rd at 7.30pm), delivering what we saw as an Oscar-worthy performance. The ever-charming Jerry Coleby-Williams and his fabulous team spent the day filming at our Burleigh premises and we were thrilled to see the segment …

The rare and beautiful Coxen’s fig-parrot – How you can help!

Is this South East Queensland’s rarest bird? The Coxen’s fig-parrot (Cyclopsitta diopthalma subsp. coxeni) is arguably South East Queensland’s rarest bird, with only a handful of sightings having been made (in secret) in the past decade to reporting authorities such as BirdLife and the Queensland Government. This species is apparently only just hanging on in …

Meditation and Mindfulness – Helping to deal with stress

Does life stress you out at times? Well you are certainly not alone! In fact nearly one in four Australians reported moderate to severe stress levels according to The Australian Psychological Society’s 2014 National Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey[1]. While we cannot eliminate every source of stress, thankfully we can increase our capacity to …

Our incredible habitats: Queensland’s perched lakes

Have you ever heard of a perched lake? Perhaps you have been lucky enough to visit one but didn’t realise just how special it really is? For me, a recent visit to one of these amazing lakes, Lake Poona near Rainbow Beach, has inspired me to want to learn more! Perched lakes are also known …

Planting a native tropical garden is easier than you think

The tropical or Balinese garden style is a very popular one in Australia. In fact many urban gardens lend themselves to this garden style with lots of shaded areas to be found close to buildings. And of course with many of us wanting to recreate our ideal holiday setting at home, it is no wonder …

Money grows on trees – Measuring the $$ value of vegetation

Okay, I know money doesn’t actually grow on trees. But it might as well. In fact, the dollar value of trees is scientifically measurable. Research actually shows that trees are providing genuine economic benefits to people that are truly worth protecting. Just one example is one that we tend to think of first: trees improve …

Connecting people to nature – A challenge of the modern world

Humans have co-existed with other beings in the natural world for ages, but how would you define your connection with nature? Humans are born as a part of nature, and it explains why many of us tend to both crave and seek out ways of connecting with it. However, chances are for most of us, …

World Environment Day – What is it all about?

Just a week or two ago, we celebrated World Environment Day. Now, you’ve probably heard about “Earth Day”, but not as many of us have heard of “World Environment Day”. Why is that so? While both days have a similar objective, to help raise awareness for us all to help protect the environment, The are …

Lots of eco-friendly fun at LEAF 2017!

The Natura team had lots of fun joining in with all the activities at the 2017 LEAF (Logan Eco Action Festival) recently. This was such an incredibly busy event and it was so great to see so many people supporting and enjoying a festival that was focused on all of us becoming more environmentally-minded. The …

GroNATIVE is given a ‘thumbs up’ by Hort Journal Australia

It was wonderful to see the appearance of the new GroNATIVE app in the April edition of the well-known publication Hort Journal Australia. The article, written by reknowned Australian native plant expert Kate Heffernan (learn more about Kate and her work on her website), runs through the value that an app such as grow native …

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