This is a book of 24 short stories celebrating the practices, innovations and wisdom of older people…stories about surviving hardship and self-sufficiency.
Mend and make do, thrift and sharing were a major part of life well before recycling, environmentalism and plasma television sets. Up-to-date environmental information with each story suggests a change or action all of us can make.
Authors ranged from first time writers to people who had previously published work. The stories covered the full gamut of creative writing and ranged from personal life recollections to fictional work to poems and everything in between. They are great reading, both professional and entertaining as well as inspiring.
The editors have succeeded in producing a book of great diversity of older Australian’s environmental experiences. The young can learn much from the very different world in which these people lived.
Jack Mundy, Instigator of the Famous Green Bans in the 1970s
This collection of delightful, candid stories demonstrates the many incarnations of living sustainably … Inspired by each story, the editors have provided readers with practical actions for living more sustainably …
Helen Scott, NSW Environmental Educator of the Year, 2006
… an unput-downable gem of practical, gossipy and humorous information of yesteryear … an enjoyable read and a social history of a bygone era as sustainable and relevant today as it was then …
John Hockney, Story Teller and Writer
Stories of Experience costs just $10 – including postage. An order form is available at www.realoptions.com.au
Or send a cheque payable to “Real Options” to
Stories of Experience
PO Box 221, Huskisson NSW 2540