Composting For Climate And Health

Are you (or your friends or family) Hands Holding a Seedling and Soilthrowing away valuable stuff and at the same time increasing greenhouse gas emissions?

This happens every time you put your kitchen leftovers and garden ‘waste’ into the general rubbish bin.  (Did you know that over half of Australia’s household garbage is made up of food and garden waste?)

From your home, the contents of your rubbish bin Continue reading

Savage Summer Survival

It’s summer.Earth in hands temperature rising 9327851_l

It’s hot. Very hot. Smashing records hot.

And it’s dry. Very dry. We’ve had no useful rain for over 2½  months.

And it’s bushfires. And that means more heat. And smoke. And burnt grass and trees…and Continue reading

Keys To Growing Your Own Food Over Summer Holidays

Ahhh…summer!Irrigation fittings with tomato & sweet pea

All that lovely fresh produce!  Tomatoes, basil, zucchini, capsicums, eggplant, corn, beans, lettuce, rocket…

Did you plant some seeds or seedlings and are now just waiting for your first pickings?  (If not, you can still pop some Continue reading

Attractive And Productive Spring Gardening

Whoever thought food production could be so beautiful and Almond blossoms August 2013easy?

One of the things I like most about spring is getting out and looking at all the beautiful gardens.

In fact, Canberra (where I live) has Floriade, a whole floral Continue reading

Spring has sprung…and weeds are everywhere!

After the low energy of winter, spring in Australia has gonePink blossoms on dwarf nectarine tree off with a BANG!

Canberra had its warmest first day of spring on record.

Then we had our earliest ‘summer’ storm. (Finally, some rain!) Continue reading