Seaweed Extracts for the Garden

The term “seaweeds” here to refers to macroalgae – the kind you see clinging to rocks at low tide, or in beautiful subtidal gardens (these can also…

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Why Sustainable Gardening?

Some people might ask why SGA talks about sustainable gardening rather than just gardening. The fact is that horticulture in the hands of home…

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Locking up Carbon in Soil

Messages about addressing climate change mostly focus on decreasing carbon dioxide emissions by reducing use of electricity and gas and increasing…

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Worm Wicking – One Year On

Last August, I wrote an article for SGA about my first attempt at a Sustainable Wicking Worm Bed.   For details see…

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Bee Alert and Bee Very Alarmed!

Some good news from the European Union this week where a two year restriction on the use of neonicotinoid chemicals, the world’s most used…

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Worms and Worm Farms

So, most of us have had a pet of some sort over the course of our lives, our pets bring us joy, love, laughter, and good times. But imagine owning…

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Biodynamic Community Farm

Tucked away in the lush southwest corner of Western Australia is Gardenup, a biodynamic farm, in the town of Boyup Brook. But it's not just any…

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Composting How-To

Firstly... what is compost? Essentially, compost is a mixture of decaying organic matter, generally comprised of leaves, cuttings, kitchen scraps…

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Composting Big Time

  Look what’s happening to our garden waste. SGA visited the Epping Resource Recovery Facility in Victoria which was developed by Greenplanet…

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Soil Conditioners

It's almost impossible not to mention these two topics in the same breath! A great deal has already been written about both, but it is still worth…

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