Opportunities taken, opportunities missed.

Opportunities taken, opportunities missed.

Reservoir suffers from heat waves. All suburbs do, but some more than others and Reservoir has been identified by our Local Government as high on the heat wave risk raider. There are a number of reasons why, but the reason…

Urban Greening

Urban Greening

The backyard was pretty bare when we came to inspect the house. Grass and a few Camellias…..we planted¬†Acacia mearnsii¬†(Black Wattle) and other species which I need to go back and identify….thanks to this fast growing tree, which is now 11…

What could have been

What could have been

So we removed the concrete drive, placed two railway sleepers along the length instead. We wanted to be able to park the car in the drive way occasionally and the sleepers help to prevent soil compaction (we navigate our wheels…

Urban Greening

Urban Greening

In 2003 when we moved to our Reservoir home, Ralf and I finally had the opportunity to apply all the knowledge we had gained over many years of study and visits to Sustainable Homes, to create our own sustainable/sensible home….