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EARTH GARDEN is Australia’s original journal of sustainable living for householders seeking a more eco-conscious lifestyle. For more than 40 years the supportive network of Earth Gardeners has been guiding and reflecting the movement away from high- consumption lifestyles.


The Spring issue is now on sale and subscribers have it in their hot little hands.   It’s bursting with great stories.  Tanya Jenkyn’s new family food-growing business is inspiring.  There are special features on ‘After the Bushfires’.  Bruce Hedge’s outstanding story on installing a fire bunker is a must-read.  Jill Redwood’s account of saving her farm as massive fires swept through her valley is gripping.  There’s also a great range of stories on classic EG self-sufficiency topics: make your own solar food dryer; learn to use a darning mushroom . . . it’s a big issue.  Hunt it out at your local newsagent, or click here to home subscribe:


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This small solar powered Eco-cottage is located in a small isolated valley on the Brodribb River in East Gippsland. Goongerah is 70km north of Orbost. It would suit one or two people looking for an alternate lifestyle, or a quiet space to write and grow vegies.
Nearby garden space goes with the cottage and there is a productive orchard, dairy goats and chooks.
The main living area has a wood stove for cooking and heating. There are two small bedrooms, outside laundry and loo. Sunny north facing veranda.
Landline phone, satellite broadband There is no mobile phone or TV reception in the valley.The valley has a good growing season. Firewood is essential for heating, cooking and hot water.
Possible rent reduction in exchange for help around the property. 3 1/2 hours from Canberra or 6 hours drive from Melbourne.


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Earth Garden began as Australia’s quarterly magazine for alternative lifestyles and eco-living in 1972.  Its readership grew rapidly throughout the 1970s, and has stayed high ever since.  Forty-six years later the magazine is still published on the first day of each new season, and EG 183, our Autumn issue, was published on 1 March.  

 Over the years EG has published numerous other titles in magazine format: 12 volumes of ‘Back Yard Farmer’, three volumes of ‘City Permaculture’, three chook volumes, and many, many others.  

EG also ran ‘The Good Life Book Club’ for more than 15 years, twice-annually producing a catalogue of many titles related to the topics EG covers in the magazine.  However, in the past three years sales of these other titles have dropped dramatically as people switch to iPads, kindles, ebooks, videos on Youtube, and other digital information sources.

The publishers, Alan and Judith Gray, decided to redesign the magazine and concentrate on creating the most beautiful magazine possible, rather than ‘spreading themselves thinly’ trying to publish or sell too many titles. 

So today, Earth Garden focusses solely on the magazine, and its friends at now sell many of the recent back copies plus most of the EG books, such as ‘Chook Wisdom’ ‘Back Yard Ovens' and many more.  

Buying a subscription to Earth Garden is one of the best ways to support the nationwide movement towards respecting the earth, respecting people and other species, media diversity, and putting communities before profits or the economy.

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