Organic life

The community garden is run by volunteers.

Sharing gardening knowledge - and food

Tue, 17/08/2021 - 10:24am

Eliza Henry-Jones reports on a community food project in Victoria that's all about learning to grow food and sharing it with the locals.

German beech trees

Forest bathing

Fri, 23/07/2021 - 12:04pm

Trees provide so much, writes Reese Halter, and being amongst them is a privilege, especially when you have the time to just wander and relax in a forest.

Trees can have a positive impact on our blood pressure.

Deep forest diving

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 1:21pm

In an extract from his new book The Heartbeat of Trees, Peter Wohlleben delves into the benefits of spending time in forests.

Fighting for our forests

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 3:20pm

Our editor, Steve Payne, lives among the forests of the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW, an area fought for by protesters in the late '70s – a fight that is still going on in many parts of the...

Warrigal greens are an edible succulent.

Growing warrigal greens

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 4:31pm

Warrigal greens are one of the easiest and most rewarding native food plants to grow, writes Karen Sutherland.



Wild orange and vanilla lip balm by Harriet Birrell

Make your own: lip balm

Wed, 16/12/2020 - 4:12pm

Why not go waste and chemical-free by making your own home and personal care products from scratch. Here’s a recipe to get you started from Natural Harry, aka Harriet Birrell. 

The slow clothing movement

Tue, 05/11/2019 - 12:35pm

Slow fashion advocate Jane Milburn says it’s time we paid as much attention to the eco-footprint of our clothing, as we do to our food.

Natural skin soothers

Mon, 23/09/2019 - 3:49pm

Herb expert Penny Woodward has some suggestions for ways to naturally soothe skin.

The future is organic

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 3:57pm

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.

Mountain ash, Tasmania

Visiting Tassie’s Tall Ones

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 12:29pm

Tap into joy, wonder, curiosity and compassion by walking in a tall forest, says Dr Reese Halter.