Organic life

Heirloom Carrots

What's in a Name

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 9:44am

There's more to plant names than you think. Some bear wonderful names that contribute a sense of poetry to the garden, while other are just plain silly. JUSTIN RUSSELL asks the question, "what's...

One of India Flint’s natural dye dresses.

Ethical threads

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 12:31pm

The environmental impacts of cotton production have been known for years, but the conventional textile industry remains plagued with problems that affect farmers and consumers, writes SIMON...


Anniversary of the Luddite Uprisings

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 11:28pm

What do you know about the Luddites? Other than the insulting term applied to someone who doesn't have a smart phone or tablet computer, the Luddites have a more in common with organic gardenering...

Banksia Rose Wisteria

Welcome to Spring

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:07am

Some reality TV shows would have you believe that gardening is little more than a way to increase the value of your property or a means of keeping up with Joneses. JUSTIN RUSSELL takes a hatchet...

Wildlife atlas lives up to billing

Fri, 12/08/2011 - 1:47pm

The Atlas of Living Australia tells you all about what's crawling, flying and growing in your neighbourhood, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Backlit Vegies

Land: The Source of True Wealth

Thu, 11/08/2011 - 1:37pm

In the midst of a world econony that appears to be tanking, JUSTIN RUSSELL gets back in touch with the land.

Joe (far left) and Antonia (far right) with four of their sons and three apprentices.

Milk in the veins

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 10:49am

Elgaar Farm is a pioneering family dairy and cropping farm that has been paving the way in organic and sustainable practices for almost 25 years. HELEN CUSHING visits this Tasmanian treasure.