Organic life

Espalier Apples

Homegrown food saves money

Thu, 16/06/2011 - 12:04pm

Sometimes gardeners are reluctant to admit it, but growing your own food saves money. JUSTIN RUSSELL runs through a few quick calculations to show that when it comes to generating astrononical...

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.