Climate change

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.

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

The power of pollination

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 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.

Ethical investing

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 3:26pm

How can ethical investing practices such as divestment from fossil fuels help you and the world?

Heirloom pumpkins

Why grow heirlooms?

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 12:00am

Penny Woodward explains just how important heirloom edibles are to our, and the planet’s, survival.