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Kids’ patch


Our kids’ patch winners for this issue are Harvey and Clancy Howe from Palm Beach in Queensland, you’ve won a packet of permaculture action cards by Brenna Quinlan and Charlie Mgee.

Next issue we’ve got the 2021 book Bee Detectives to give away. Written by Vanessa Ryan-Rendall and illustrated by Brenna Quinlan, it’s for any aspiring bee detective who wants to learn how to attract native bees to their backyard.


Howard, Queensland


Jarvis Pohlmann

How old are you?

I’m ten years old.

Where do you live?

I live on Terra Tribe Farm, it’s 12.5 acres of land on the Burrum River and near the rural town of Howard on the Fraser Coast in Queensland.

Kids’ Patch

Our Kids’ Patch winner for issue 17 is Alexander from Rutherglen, aged 2 years. Congratulations! You’ve won a copy of Grow Do It, the CD from the Formidable Edible Sound System.

Next issue we are giving away a set of six permaculture stickers by the talented permaculture illustrator Brenna Quinlan.

To be in the running, parents can email a photo of their child through to along with your child’s name, age and suburb/ town.

Kids’ Patch


Our Kids’ Patch winners for issue 15 are Ruby and Rory. Congratulations! You’ve both won a copy of Easy Peasy Gardening for Kids.

In the next issue, we are giving away a copy of Grow Do It, the CD and activity book by the Formidable Vegetable Sound System with songs about growing food, reducing plastic and loving the planet. To be in the running, parents can email a photo through to along with your child’s name, age and suburb.

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Plastic pollution and old fishing lines are a serious problem for sea life, so when 12-year-old Shalise Leesfield learned it was killing thousands of sea animals each year, she set out on a crusade to clean up local beaches and save lives.

‘Two years ago, I started noticing a lot of rubbish around our waterways, especially old fishing line. I was always finding large clumps of it scattered all over the sand. When I found out how bad forgotten fishing line and plastic pollution can be for the marine animals, it made me really upset,’ says Shalise.

‘Fishing line is one of the most harmful forms of marine pollution because it’s strong and invisible in the water. A lot of marine animals can’t see it and get tangled in it. Fishing line can take up to 600 years to break down. Sea turtles, marine mammals and even sea birds can be severely injured or die from entanglement in forgotten line.’