The latest in news, trends and happenings for the home
Cancer Carers get hands-on
The gardens at Clare Holland House recently received a makeover thanks to the Cancer Carers Group – a supportive group for anyone who is a carer of someone who has or has had cancer. The group, founded by Allan Smith, meets informally once a month at various locations across Canberra. It was Allan’s idea to improve the gardens at Clare Holland House after noticing they were in need of care and updating when his wife was staying there. With the support of Clare Holland House, 20 volunteers transformed eight of the garden beds, using plants donated by Greengold Nursery.
The Mental Health Foundation ACT is hosting a series of free hands-on workshops and tours to encourage people to reduce their household waste. Upcoming workshops include: Efficiently and Economically Heating and Cooling Your Home on 12 March; a Sustainable House Tour followed by op shopping on 19 March; Water Saving/ Drought Proofing Your Home, 23 April; Edible Home Garden, 30 April; and Winter Gardening, 14 May.
There She Is Collection
Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March, kikki.K has launched its There She Is Collection created to empower, inspire and celebrate women the world over. Adorned with whimsical feminine hand drawn illustrations, the collection features a range of empowering quotes designed to remind women to be fearless, be brave and find the confidence to #BalanceForBetter and chase their dreams.
Ultra-low VOC paint
Wattyl has launched their most advanced paint which carries both GECA (Good Environment Choice Australia) and APAS (Australian Paint Approval Scheme) accreditation. I.D Advanced has an ultra-low VOC formula at less than 1g per litre and is available in water-based matt, low sheen and satin finishes plus Ceiling White. Available nationally from Wattyl Paint Centres, Mitre 10, Home, Timber & Hardware and other leading paint specialists; $71.90 for a 4L can.