Organic life

Landshare Australia Launch

Sharing land for a sustainable future

January 2011

A website that connects people who want to grow their own organic food with others who have some spare land to share was officially launched yesterday in Northern NSW, reports PHIL DUDMAN

Rodale researches argue that organic farming methods produce higher yields.

Organic farming can feed the world

November 2010

A 30-year study shows organic farming systems can outperform conventional farming, contributing to a more sustainable future reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Organics under the spotlight

November 2010

Why is organics guilty until proven innocent? Why does it have to prove itself and not the non-organic farmers?

Urban Orchid - Catching Falling Fruit

November 2010

Organic gardeners are swapping homegrown produce, ideas and skills in an expanding community movement known as the Urban Orchard. JOEL CATCHLOVE reports on the Adelaide experience and beyond.

Linda's strawbale house

Tassie Tales

November 2010

We catch up with LINDA COCKBURN and family on their quest for a self-sufficient lifestyle on the Apple Isle. Their owner-built house – being made without the use of concrete, PVC or chemical finishes – is progressing well.

Seed saviour

November 2010

An Indian woman who gave up nuclear physics to become a seedsaver and campaigner has won the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Question time

October 2010

Consumers can quiz organic experts online, SIMON WEBSTER reports.