Eco-friendly paint company Rockcote Enterprises is in the news with two of their products, a zero-VOC paint and a cob brick pizza oven attracting considerable celebrity attention.  

Rockcote’s zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) EcoStyle paint will grace the walls of Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Australia kitchen in Ipswich, Queensland.    

The highly successful Ministry of Food concept aims to educate people about the health benefits of getting back to basics in the kitchen.   

Officially opened on Thursday 14th April 2011, Australian participants in the innovative concept will be able to enjoy the health benefits of cooking in a kitchen with superior indoor air quality thanks to EcoStyle’s environment-friendly properties.  

The non-VOC paints offer benefits such as no paint smells, no off-gassing, no nasty fumes and no dangerous chemicals, which are particularly relevant in an environment subject to the effects of heat and steam.  

SBS Television star, landscape architect Costa Georgiadis will be joining Rockcote’s Managing Director, Bob Cameron and a host of other speakers at Yandina Community Gardens on Sunday 1st May, 2011 to celebrate ‘National Permaculture Day’.   

As part of the event, Bob will share tips on how to build a wood-fired pizza oven with cob bricks made from a mix of clay, silt, sand and straw.

Speaking on the visible shift of society towards sustainable living and a growing commitment to using more natural building materials, Bob said that the popularity of Jamie’s Ministry of Food concept and local television shows such as Costa’s Garden Odyssey program demonstrated people’s desire to live healthier lifestyles.

According to Bob, Rockcote’s support for projects such as The Ministry of Food and National Permaculture Day is in line with their vision of being a fully sustainable and regenerative company.