Sustainable Living

The Reconciliation Park Community Garden in Redfern.

Growing a community garden

February 2021

After five years of waiting and with high-rise developments closing in, residents living near a small park in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Redfern are growing organic food and they have even convinced the council to make the whole space chemical-free. Malcolm McGuire writes.

Wild orange and vanilla lip balm by Harriet Birrell

Make your own: lip balm

December 2020

Why not go waste and chemical-free by making your own home and personal care products from scratch. Here’s a recipe to get you started from Natural Harry, aka Harriet Birrell. 

Life according to Kevin McCloud

February 2020

In our latest issue Kylie McGregor talks with Kevin McCloud, environmentalist, writer and intriguing host of BAFTA award-winning Grand Designs, who is currently in Australia for a one-man stage show. 

By supporting the soil we will help the planet.

Taking care of our planet

December 2019

Linda Cockburn says we can all take effective action to bring about necessary change to help our planet. We can start with supporting our soils.

The slow clothing movement

November 2019

Slow fashion advocate Jane Milburn says it’s time we paid as much attention to the eco-footprint of our clothing, as we do to our food.

The future is organic

June 2019

The latest issue of Organic Gardener celebrates our 20th anniversary with a look at the origins of the movement here in Australia, as well as profiles of successful organic business.

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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