A School’s Sustainable Gardening Adventure

One way to teach children about sustainable gardening practices is by developing a community garden on school grounds. An example of this comes from…

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Non-invasive Alternatives to Weedy Plant Species

Weeds (invasive plant species) reduce biodiversity as well as having other have significant impacts such as loss of habitat, increased fire risk and…

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The Things People do . . . . . . . . . . to Trees!!!

Given the splendour and usefulness of trees in the urban environment, it is really amazing what otherwise sensible and apparently sane people do to…

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Sea Celery – an Indigenous Edible Plant

When we think about native foods, or bush foods we often miss the nuances of what each one means. Many (if not all) are inextricably linked to…

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Are Plants Intelligent?

In the 1980’s, mentioning that plants could communicate or that they might be intelligent used to draw the response “Are you crazy?” when this was…

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Indigenous Plants

What is an indigenous plant? Indigenous plants are not only native to Australia, but they are plants that occur naturally in your local area. Your…

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Gift Ideas for Sustainable Gardeners

If you're like me, come the beginning of December, I'm scratching my head to think of suitable presents that might be appreciated by the recipients.…

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New Book “Tomato”- All Your Questions Answered and More

Tomato – Know, Sow, Grow, Feast, 2018 This new book by Penny Woodward, Janice Sutton and Karen Sutherland makes a major contribution to providing…

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Albany Woolly Bush – A Home Grown Christmas Tree

Adenanthos sericeus As the festive season approaches, many of you may be considering a Christmas tree for the occasion. Why not break from the…

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Living Mulch: Waterwise, Firewise & Seriously Good Looking

Mulching the garden to cut-back on water-use is enshrined in garden lore. Protecting the soil from direct sunlight prevents it from getting hot and…

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