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Getting diligent about disease

October 2010

Regular checks and clean ups are the key to keeping diseases at bay, especially during wet weather, writes PHIL DUDMAN

Dying out

October 2010

Plants are just as endangered as mammals, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Guerrilla convenience 24/7

May 2010

Guerrilla gardening just got easier with the launch of seed bomb dispensing machines in down town LA, reports PHIL DUDMAN

From dirt farming to green farming

December 2009

Phillip Adams, on his regular ABC Radio program Late Night Live, recently spoke with two experts on the topic of carbon sequestration, reforesting the land and the future of our soils – extensively damaged through modern agriculture. Here is an edited transcript of the discussiom.

Bamboo Beauties

December 2009

Beautiful and useful, non-invasive clumping bamboos can be a wonderful asset in the garden. NICK ROMANOWSKI chooses some of the most distinctive for tropical and temperate climates.

Lessons from Nino

December 2009

MARC LLEWELLYN, the author of Finding Nino - a Seachange in Italy, reveals how an Italian peasant farmer sparked his love of organic gardening.

Back in Australia, his love affair with home-grown produce has flourished.

Rounding up the volunteers

December 2009

By encouraging 'volunteer' crops in your garden, you can keep weeds at bay and ensure a year-round supply of fresh food, writes JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS.

Sweet Success

December 2009

Craig Sams was a pioneer of the natural food movement in the ’60s, going on to establish the most successful organic chocolate company in the UK. He talks to SIMON WEBSTER about food, business and gardening.

Backyard beekeeping

December 2009

It was a climactic moment when I strapped a beehive to the back of the ute and brought home 60,000 micro livestock. I almost felt like a real farmer. It was climactic because for years I've been reading books, watching DVDs and attending field days in anticipation of exactly this moment. Nevertheless, I felt woefully inexperienced to take on backyard beekeeping.

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