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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 …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 5: The Albert’s Lyrebird

In this latest instalment of ‘Back from the Brink’ we meet Naturalist Jeff Eller who tells us all about the Near Threatened Albert’s Lyrebird (Menura alberti) living in the beautiful forests of Tamborine Mountain. Jeff shares his passion for this spectacular bird and what work is being done to help it survive into the future. …

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, …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 4 (Cont.): The Phrygian Bee Orchid in Turkey

Welcome back for the second part of our story about the Phyrgian Bee Orchid, filmed in the beautiful mountains of Turkey. Join Yasemin Konuralp, botanist and tour guide, to find out her ideas of how this tiny orchid can be better protected into the future. Also find out what she has decided to do to help …

VIDEO: Back from the Brink – Part 4: The Phrygian Bee Orchid in Turkey

After a short break we return to our ‘Back from the Brink’ video series with Part 4, which was filmed far away in the mountains of Turkey. Meet Yasemin Konuralp who is a botanist and tour guide, and who has a true passion for teaching others about the endangered Phyrigian Bee Orchid. This tiny orchid …

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 …

VIDEO: Inspiring Schools – A beautiful permaculture garden at a local school

So many schools, both big and small, undertake some wonderfully inspiring programs for their students and community. Here at Natura we love having the opportunity to share some of the things we are lucky enough to see while visiting these great inspiring schools on our travels. Take a look at the beautiful permaculture garden at …

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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