organic gardening

Lettuce is a good starter veg.

Start your own food garden

August 2020

With gardeners new and old wanting to grow their own food, Helen McKerral goes through the basics of setting up a vegie garden, including easy crops to start with.

White-lipped green tree frog.

Organic solutions for a changing climate

February 2020

There's a lot to cope with in the garden when the climate is so uncertain -- and it's not just the plants, we need to watch out for the locals as well. Leonie Shanahan has some ideas to help.

Peter Cundall

A life-giving revolution

February 2018

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

Produce at Transition Farm

Farming transformed

June 2017

Penny Woodward visits a thriving farm that’s producing masses of food from what was once malnourished soil.

mustard seed

Biofumigation

December 2014

Keeping it clean with green manures. PHIL DUDMAN explains biofumigation.

Silver Grey Dorking Chickens

The Wonders of Chook Poo

May 2011

Haven't started enjoying the benefits of the humble backyard chicken? Justin Russell celebrates the wonder that is chook manure.

Organic sweet corn thrives in the heat.

How to grow sweet corn

November 2010

PHIL DUDMAN explains how to prepare your organic garden for a super crop of sweet corn