Monday, November 29, 2010

Education Links..

In our Summer 2010 issue of Barefoot, we have a great article about radical unschooling.. These are a couple of YouTube videos about education which we found interesting..


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stuck for Christmas ideas?

How about a gift subscription to Barefoot?

When you buy a gift subscription to Barefoot Magazine, we'll add a personal message for you on one of these lovely gift cards from Leaf Journals and Earth Greetings. What a perfect way to send a personalised message to someone you love - with a great present that keeps giving all year!!


Go ahead and subscribe - but don't forgot to send us an email with your message...
 If you would like to buy a GIFT SUBSCRIPTION, please just click on the BUY NOW link to the right and enter your name as the buyer and enter the name and address of your lucky friend/family member in the postal address...then email your message to us.

Friday, November 12, 2010


We have our winners from our Spring issue!

Congratulations to Guiliana from West Preston for winning the Flix Ride on bike from Bambini Moda. She wrote to us and told us how much she enjoys collecting flowers with her kids, filling up jars and putting them all around her house at eye level, so she can be reminded of the beauty of Spring...
And a big congratulations and thank you to Sally Riddle from Waurn Ponds, VIC who sent us this gorgeous photo of her daughter.  This photo will also be printed in our Summer issue. Thanks so much Sally - you receive a $50 voucher to Nurture by Nature.

Thanks to everyone who entered both competition - make sure you keep posted - we have incredible prizes coming up in our Summer issue..
Take care

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Looking for something to do over New Years?

 Try the award-winning, ultra funky Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival!

In a gorgeous part of the NSW countryside only one hour north of Sydney, this festival is a three-day event designed to leave every sense tingling. Ten stages of music, visual and performing arts, open mic, children's and indigenous festivals, workshops, and environmental education and healing areas.

And it's all sustainable! 
  • The whole festival runs on power from renewable sources. 
  • It collects its grey water. 
  • There's a container deposit service (a $levy placed on every can or bottle purchased is refunded when container is returned for recycling). 
  • Waste management based on sustainable practices. 
  • Composting flushing toilets!
  • All campers are given waste-kits.
  • Food and market stalls are encouraged to be organic.
  • There's a bus service and cycler escort available to and from the fest
  • Eco Living Village
  • Vehicle levy that raises money to purchase carbon credits, and a local planting scheme
    photo by Brent Winstone

If you haven't already I invite you to go look at the website (which is beautiful itself) for a full program, and all the info you could want.

How odd. I had just finished reading my copy of the latest and always gorgeous Dumbo feather, pass it on. In it was an interview about this guy who had a dream about organising a sustainable event - a festival. Matt Grant - I'm very glad you followed your dream!

photo by Palwesha Yusaf