Animals & Insects

Shady chook pen

Help them in the heat

February 2014

PENNY WOODWARD explains that animals and birds suffer in the heat too.

chook pen, barnyard

Poultry planning

November 2013

Want to get the most out of your feathered friends? JUSTIN RUSSELL gives you tips for managing chooks in an organic backyard.

Glass of wine

Pesticide residues in wines

September 2013

In the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of Organic Gardener, there is an article by SIMON WEBSTER on organic wine which pointed to more information on wine pesticide residues. Here it is:

Leucospis wasp drinking nectar from goldenrod

Into the wild

September 2013

Gardeners can become fixated on maximising productive space, but having a wild patch in the garden can bring many benefits, from pollination to pest control, writes JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS.

Chinese celery

Beneficial insect-attracting plants

July 2013

In the Sept-Oct issue of Organic Gardener magazine, in Natural Solutions, we referred to a full list of beneficial insect-attracting plants grown by JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS at his home, ‘Bellis’ in Brisbane. Here they are!

 

Worm Farm

Education of a worm farmer

June 2013

After his first worm farm was transformed into an invertebrate iceblock by a black frost six years ago, JUSTIN RUSSELL decides to have another go after discovering a worm farm kit at the back of his shed.

Chicken in purple nappy

Chickens in nappies

June 2013

At last, you can invite chooks into the house without worrying about the carpet (well, apart from the scratching), SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Chicken breeds on show

May 2013

The best of more than 100 chook breeds are going on display in Melbourne, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

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