Climate change

Creating more life in the soil is key to helping the planet.

Start with the soil

Tue, 08/03/2022 - 10:16am

Regenerative agriculture is modelled on nature, sequesters carbon and heals land -- and is one of the keys to a healthy planet.

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

Tue, 24/08/2021 - 12:00am

Heirloom edibles are important to our survival, and that of the planet. That's why our horticultural editor, Penny Woodward, loves growing them. Find out why ...

Logging in Papua New Guinea

Our life-giving forests

Wed, 02/06/2021 - 3:27pm

Environmental activist and nature defender Dr Reese Halter celebrates the carbon-storing, rain-creating and simple majesty of trees, while calling for immediate action to protect them and humanity...

The male Blue Tiger butterfly collects pollen as it contains pheromones that make it attractive to the female.

The power of pollination

Tue, 25/05/2021 - 3:41pm

Pollination is necessary for our gardens to thrive so it's handy to understand how we can help all those beneficial insects and animals do their work.

We can store carbon in our soil and so help combat climate change.

Improve your soil, help the planet

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 11:45am

Linda Cockburn believes gardeners have a crucial job to do, storing carbon in their soils. It will help with your harvest, as well as helping stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis. 

Build a garden not a bunker

Mon, 30/03/2020 - 11:40am

Justin Russell looks for food that will provide resilience, nourishment and productivity in a changing world.

White-lipped green tree frog.

Organic solutions for a changing climate

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 5:04pm

There's a lot to cope with in the garden when the climate is so uncertain -- and it's not just the plants, we need to watch out for the locals as well. Leonie Shanahan has some ideas to help.

The dramatic decline in the bogong moth population has had a deleterious impact on the endangered pygmy possum.

Where have all the insects gone?

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 2:18pm

Reese Halter investigates new research revealing the alarming loss of insects all over the planet, what is causing it, which insects are most affected and what we can do.

Installing solar panels.

Going off-grid

Thu, 19/12/2019 - 6:28pm

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

By supporting the soil we will help the planet.

Taking care of our planet

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:42pm

Linda Cockburn says we can all take effective action to bring about necessary change to help our planet. We can start with supporting our soils.