March/April 2018

Celebrate the 100th issue of Organic Gardener!

It’s our 100th issue and to celebrate, ABC Organic Gardener has a bumper 100 pages filled with inspired ideas on how to live the good life! The incomparable Peter Cundall shares his thoughts on the future of food and caring for the planet, we grow fabulous figs, broccoli and spring onions, and reveal our top-10 tips for creating a thriving edible garden. Plus, bake up a storm with Poh Ling Yeow, raise rare poultry breeds, and learn all about the chemicals served up with your fruit and veg.

With all this and much, much more it's your ideal summer reading!

ABC Organic Gardener magazine available online.



Fabulous figs


garlic chives

Prom Coast Food Collective

Linda Cockburn and family

Rare breeds of chickens

Losing the plot

A life-giving revolution

For our 100th issue, Peter Cundall reflects on the organic growing movement and its role in countering the destructive effects of industrial agriculture.    

Life: We can all be heroes

The journey to self-reliance of Linda Cockburn and family was one of the standout stories in OG’s 100 issues.    

Grow: Bountiful broccoli

Broccoli is not just a one head wonder, you can also eat the leaves and flowers and
encourage multiple harvests of delicious side shoots, writes Justin Russell.   

Grow: For the hedonist

Helen McKerral unwraps the luscious fig: its history, planting and pollination, and best varieties for your garden. 

Grow: Spring to it

Virtually pest free and great companion plants, spring onions are a tasty addition to your patch. Penny Woodward explains how to grow these and other leafy onion varieties. 

Life: What's on my food 

Until mass-produced pesticides hit the market at the end of WWII, most of our fruit and vegies were organic by default. Malcolm McGuire investigates what’s being sprayed on our crops now and some of the worst offenders  

Farming: The Prom Coast Food Collective

An innovative enterprise in south-eastern Victoria is bringing farmer, customer and community together for the benefit of all, writes Isabel Kimpton. 

Solutions: Ten tips for a healthy garden

Follow Penny Woodward’s 10-step plan for a thriving garden and productive food plants.

Community gardens: Wonder of the west

From wasteland to wonderland at Perth City Farm.  

Dream garden: Gardening at the kitchen sink 

For years Julia Marshall Felix dreamed of her perfect patch... but would it ever become real? 

Harvest: Poh-fection

Fresh, organic produce takes centre stage for Poh Ling Yeow in her latest cookbook
Poh Bakes 100 Greats

Conversation: Natalie Isaacs

1 Million Women founder Natalie Isaacs is a force for change and nature, writes Liz Ginis. 

Poultry: Rare care

Rare poultry breeds are well worth your time and dedication writes Jessamy Miller. 

Planet: Monsanto, glyphosate and world health

Simon Webster looks at a new book delving into the world of Monsanto and the health effects of the all-pervasive herbicide glyphosate. 









Plus all our regular articles…

  • Editor’s letter & Contributors

  • Organic feedback

  • Organic matters – the latest news and events.

  • Organic market – latest garden and health products. 

  • Organic plant:

    Karen Sutherland looks at some top edible heirlooms    

  • Organic advice – our experts answer your gardening questions.

  • Organic library – the latest books.

  • Losing the plot: Simon Webster cottons on to a new way of gardening.  

  • Subscription offer – Subscribe to OG for your chance to win one of 10 Kuvings Greek Yoghurt & Cheese Makers. 

  • Competition – WIN a decade of Organic Gardener back issues plus a fabulous book pack valued at more than $650! 

  • Gardening on your ABC – Your ABC local radio and TV gardening guide.