Articles by Simon Webster

'Gympie Gold' cucumber.

Cucumber: a salad essential

December 2021

Simon Webster loves his cucumbers and has had bumper harvests over the years. Read on for his tips for growing this summer salad essential.

Test Ignore

August 2021

Scientists have come up with a weed mat that biodegrades and improves soil, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Installing solar panels.

Going off-grid

December 2019

Simon Webster investigates what it means to go ‘off-grid’, and what’s feasible.

Ethical investing

June 2019

How can ethical investing practices such as divestment from fossil fuels help you and the world?

The future is organic

June 2019

The latest issue of Organic Gardener celebrates our 20th anniversary with a look at the origins of the movement here in Australia, as well as profiles of successful organic business.

Michael Ableman

In conversation with...

June 2018

Simon Webster chats with organic farmer and author Michael Ableman about the healing power of growing food. 

Saving leek seeds

How to save seeds

June 2018

As seed company ownership tightens, now's the time to learn how to save your own seed writes Simon Webster. 

More or less space?

When more is less

April 2018

The more the land, the more ambitious Simon Webster’s gardening vision became. 

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