Articles by Organic Gardener

RMIT's Professor Marc Cohen

The ten toxic truths

March 2015

PROFESSOR MARC COHEN investigates the effects of chemicals used in food production on the health of our soils, environment and bodies.

Inventors Cedar and Stuart Anderson

The bees knees

February 2015

A sweet new Aussie invention is set to revolutionise the beekeeping world, as SIMON WEBSTER discovers.

taking a soil sample for testing

Testing times

February 2015

Soil testing in the Patch from Scratch backyard revealed the extent of environmental contamination in our cities, writes JACQUELINE FORSTER.

cleansing green smoothie

Top 5 healthy eating tips

January 2015

Kick start your new year's resolution with nutritionist MEGAN YONSON's top five tips for a healthy eating lifestyle.

'Pablo' puppy

Pets go organic

December 2014

More and more pet owners are turning to organic food and grooming products for their furry and feathered friends, writes KYLIE MCGREGOR.

Kindlehill school grounds

Garden of knowledge

December 2014

KYLIE MCGREGOR profiles Kindlehill School and its ever-evolving gardens.

crop spraying

Toxic debate

December 2014

The toxic debate over DDT and malaria prevention continues throughout the developing world, writes SIMON WEBSTER.


Raising seeds

November 2014

PHIL DUDMAN says it's never too late to sow some seeds. Check out his Seed Sowing Guide available to download.

Patch from scratch

November 2014

Catch up with Patch from Scratch winner Alex Gordon as she talks about the makeover experience with Simon Marnie on 702 ABC Radio Sydney.