Organic life

Backlit Sweetcorn Plants

Getting radical about organics

Wed, 06/04/2011 - 9:05am

Has the organic gardening and farming movement lost its revolutionary edge? It's time to redsicover the radical spirit of the organic pioneers, suggests Justin Russell.

Landshare Australia Launch

Sharing land for a sustainable future

Fri, 28/01/2011 - 8:14am

A website that connects people who want to grow their own organic food with others who have some spare land to share was officially launched yesterday in Northern NSW, reports PHIL DUDMAN

Rodale researches argue that organic farming methods produce higher yields.

Organic farming can feed the world

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 7:57pm

A 30-year study shows organic farming systems can outperform conventional farming, contributing to a more sustainable future reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Organics under the spotlight

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 9:30pm

Why is organics guilty until proven innocent? Why does it have to prove itself and not the non-organic farmers?

Urban Orchid - Catching Falling Fruit

Mon, 08/11/2010 - 5:40pm

Organic gardeners are swapping homegrown produce, ideas and skills in an expanding community movement known as the Urban Orchard. JOEL CATCHLOVE reports on the Adelaide experience and beyond.

Linda's strawbale house

Tassie Tales

Thu, 04/11/2010 - 4:29pm

We catch up with LINDA COCKBURN and family on their quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle on the Apple Isle. Their owner-built house – being made without the use of concrete, PVC or chemical...

Seed saviour

Mon, 01/11/2010 - 1:13pm

An Indian woman who gave up nuclear physics to become a seedsaver and campaigner has won the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize, reports SIMON WEBSTER.