We all have to do our bit to tackle climate change but it doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom and deprivation. It means adapting and finding better ways of doing things, new connections, fresh values before we lose those things we value and end up with nothing. 

Brisbane City Life - every home and garden, every footpath and park, makes a difference – for better or worse is for the home gardener - gardens for wildlife and habitat, greening your home and how your home fits into its surroundings

Nature Stripsgreen our public spaces one footpath at a time is for individual gardeners who want to convert their nature strips

Shady Lanes - grow shade, grow habitat, grow jobs- takes this further into larger projects, urban design and widespread social change. It’s the beginning of a movement. 

Online Courses

In these courses, I've boiled down many years of experience designing websites to provide you with some of the tools and guidance you need to create or manage your own website and online communication.

Grow Your Garden Blog

This course is for avid gardeners, activist gardeners, school learning projects, and gardeners growing a business to keep records of plants and the garden, share with others, and maybe grow a following.

Tell Your Story Online

WordPress is a great way to publish your story, essays, memoirs or family history and manage who gets to read, contribute and comment. This course shows you how.

Online Communication and Your Club or NFP
COVID-19 restrictions have created great challenges for organisations and pushed them to find new ways of communicating with their members. For many, it has been a case of reinventing in order to survive.


  • Communication, Language and Meaning Language creates meaning and power. Language is inherently political. You can’t talk about anything important without straying into the stuff of politics: priorities; social justice; privilege and disadvantage; accountability and ethics; and building the sort of society we want for ourselves and our children.
  • On Writing & Creativity Thoughts on writing of all kinds – journalism, fiction, blogging, etc
  • Using the Internet About how people and organisations use the internet.