Review

Herbs

The Herbalist's Bible

February 2015

What did people do for medicine in the 17th century? JUSTIN RUSSELL reviews a modern take on a Middle Ages herbal classic.

CSIRO soil grid

What lies beneath

November 2014

Curious about what's beneath your feet? JUSTIN RUSSELL excavates a brilliant new CSIRO soil mapping tool.

Editor’s choice – November 2012

November 2012

We asked you to send in your photos of what’s springing up in your patch right now - and we’ve had a great response! Just look at these fantastic flourishing organic vegies and fruit.

Organic Gardener 2013 Calendar

August 2012


A year of inspiring organic gardening from the ABC’s Organic Gardener magazine.

Featuring luscious colour photographs of plants and produce, plus great organic gardening tips.

Available from newsagents, ABC Shops, ABC Centres or on-line.  Order now, here.

 

Save our seeds

August 2012

Seeds are disappearing. In the century leading up to the year 2000, the world lost 75 per cent of the genetic diversity of its agricultural crops, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates.

SIMON WEBSTER reports on how industrial agriculture has led to a dramatic erosion of the world’s seed diversity and how we can fight back.

Tyirrima Farm

Is Industrial Ag the Future?

July 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL reviews an interview on RN about Australia's proposed National Food Plan, and questions the omission of organic food production.

School of gardening rocks

August 2010

Gardening in schools is more than teaching kids practical life skills, it’s proving to have a positive impact on literacy and numeracy as well, reports PHIL DUDMAN.