Marcelle Nankervis is a Horticulturist who has worked in the Horticultural Media for over 16 years.
She is passionate about Permaculture, Sustainability and Gardening for the Future.

Marcelle regularly writes for Your Garden magazine and Better Homes and Gardens.
Her first book was Plants for Australian Dry Gardens (Murdoch Books).
Marcelle's second is Smart Gardening (Exisle Publishing).

Welcome to my Blog!

As a horticultural writer I often come across people, stories, tips, tricks and real gems of information that never really make their way out of my notebook. I am hoping to share a few of these insights here as well as my own gardening experiences, which includes getting my children excited about plants.

I believe that a strong connection with the garden and our landscape when we are young is vital. I am hoping that educating my children in "Green Living" and "Smart Gardening" will provide them with the fundamental building blocks necessary for them to live long and healthy lives, while also doing their bit in helping to create a sustainable and green future for all.

Happy Gardening!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Say No to Junk Mail!

I love my junk mail!

I love to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and flick through the specials. I work out where I will shop and what bargains I will get. But the impact of these catalogues on our environment is huge.

According to, there are around 8,000,000,000 (8 billion) catalogues delivered around Australia each year, for around 23 million people. That is a lot of printed paper!

The resources required to produce these catalogues is enormous. Just consider:
- the number of trees used to produce the paper
- the amount of water used
- the fuel & energy required for production and distribution
- the chemicals used in the printing process
- the CO2 that is released into the atmosphere
- the amount of paper rubbish that ends up in landfill.

It seems like it is definitely time to read our "Junk Mail" online.

Click on the link below and reduce your environmental footprint. I have!
Regards Marcelle
Say No to Junk Mail - Its easy to get involved