Hobby Farm

Mixed herbage lawn

Secret to an organic lawn

December 15, 2016

In organic circles, lawns are oft seen as unsustainable. But it's possible to grow one organically, says JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Agrarian Kitchen

Agrarian paradise

April 16, 2014

A veteran of hundreds of garden visits, JUSTIN RUSSELL finds fresh inspiration at Tasmania's Agrarian Kitchen.

Alpaca shearing

Learn farming skills

January 17, 2014

A series of workshops in Sydney aims to give permaculture students some hands-on rural know-how, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Learn from Holmgren and Savory

June 27, 2013

Permaculture legend David Holmgren and holistic management guru Allan Savory are sharing their wisdom, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Persimmon orchard

Give persimmons a chance

April 12, 2013

Persimmon season has arrived, and JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that people give the misunderstood fruit a second chance.

Rainbow connection

March 27, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL tells the story of the heirloom vegie poster boy, Rainbow Chard.

Outlaw plants

March 19, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL challenges the notion that all weeds are pests, and makes cordial with one of his favourite outlaw plants.

Mown Lawn

Grass clipping fatigue

February 15, 2013

After surviving a second deluge in two years, JUSTIN RUSSELL deals with overgrown lawns, and a flood of grass clippings.

Peach Brown Rot

Stop the rot

January 31, 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL gives the low down on the fungal disease brown rot, and suggests some simple control measures.

Sowing Carrots

Putting Down Roots

January 17, 2013

The best time to sow winter veg is now, in mid-summer. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his tips for sowing carrots and parsnips.