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Fighting for our forests

Fighting for our forests

August 15, 2016

The world's forests are the lifeblood of Earth, yet their future is threatened, and our existence with it. It's time to turn back the tide, one tree at a time, writes DR REESE HALTER.

How to prepare for summer organic gardening

November 20, 2012

Summer in the organic garden can pose its challenges, particularly in hot areas. PHIL DUDMAN shares a few tips for staying cool and keeping crops productive.

Tomato Seeds

Jobs for October

October 5, 2012

Time waits for no organic gardener. Spring marches on, and JUSTIN RUSSELL offers some tips for the month of October.

Spring Pansies

Gardening Jobs for September

September 7, 2012

September is an energetic month for the organic gardener. Here is JUSTIN RUSSELL’s run down on some of the jobs to do in temperate and subtropical climates.

Be inspired at Floriade 2012

August 15, 2012

Canberra will be the perfect place to experience the richness of spring this year as Floriade, the nation’s premier spring flower show celebrates its 25th anniversary. Along with the colourful blooms, this year’s event will also feature tips for sustainable living and growing your own produce, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Green Manure

Time to build healthy soil

July 27, 2012

Late winter is the perfect time to build healthy soil. JUSTIN RUSSELL writes about composting and using green manure.

Killing Frost

A Killing Frost

July 4, 2012

It's been a frosty winter so far in many parts of Australia, but JUSTIN RUSSELL suggests that cold temperatures can be an organic gardener's best friend.

Breaking up a Gastropod Party

March 27, 2012

Slugs and snails can wreak havoc in the vegie patch and are difficult to control organically. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares his succeses and failures.

Compost Making

The Power of Compost

February 3, 2012

Compost has lots of proven benefits for the garden. JUSTIN RUSSELL visits a historic property in Toowoomba and shares the story of an old eucalypt saved by a top dressing of remedial "black gold".

Better in the shade

January 10, 2012

Don’t let your organic crops wilt to mush in the blistering summer sun. Give them a chance with a little shade. PHIL DUDMAN shares his shady tips.

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