Organic Techniques

Robin checking 'Beauregard' snow pea crop.

Saving seeds for our future

April 2022

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

Healthy soil is good for our gardens and the planet.

Start with your soil

January 2022

Early autumn is a good time to take a close look at your soil and do some prep work for your new crops, writes Penny Woodward.

Chooks take vegie scraps and turn them into a valuable garden product.

Chook poo power

August 2021

Jessamy Miller dishes the dirt on chook poo so you can make the most of it in your garden.

Strawberries are high on the list of the most chemically contaminated.

How to grow chemical-free strawberries

October 2020

Strawberries are high on the list of chemically contaminated foods that we buy at a supermarket, so here's a refresher on how to grow your own strawberries organically from Penny Woodward.

A diverse garden

Diversity is the key

April 2018

Penny Woodward explains how diversity is essential for healthy gardens, parks, farms and wild environments.

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

March 2018

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.

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