Robin checking 'Beauregard' snow pea crop.

Saving seeds for our future

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 3:11pm

Penny Woodward talks with Peter Carlyon and Robin Koster-Carlyon about how they changed their organic farm into a thriving seed-growing enterprise.

Declan McGill and Melissa Charlick have 7.5 acres under production at Roly Poly Farm

Farming for the future

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 3:45pm

There is a theme running through the work done by Declan McGill and Melissa Charlick at Roly Poly Farm: giving back – to their community and to the property that is now their livelihood.


Getting intensive

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 9:53am

Justin Russell investigates a selection of tools and equipment for ambitious gardeners and aspiring market gardens

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 5:16pm

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

Gary and Angela Spotswood

Out of the box

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 10:10am

Converting to organics has given Gary and Angela Spotswood a renewed passion for farming, writes Kyie McGregor.

First Farm organics

A farm in the valley

Tue, 28/06/2016 - 1:58pm

JACQUELINE FORSTER visits a market garden in the Kanimbla Valley growing organic produce for top Sydney restaurants.

Graham Brookman and chickens

Permaculture for life

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 9:13am

With a feature on permaculture appearing in an upcoming edition of Organic Gardener, editor STEVE PAYNE reflects on how he first discovered the design concept.

Learn from Holmgren and Savory

Thu, 27/06/2013 - 2:48pm

Permaculture legend David Holmgren and holistic management guru Allan Savory are sharing their wisdom, writes SIMON WEBSTER.