Crowd Seed Harvests

Tiny Trowel, a relatively new initiative, seeks to engage the wider community to supply excess fresh fruit and veggies from back yard gardens to…

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Growing Little Learners – The Benefits of Gardening with Children

We sometimes think of gardening as an adult activity, and sometimes especially for older people This can get reinforced when we give in to our…

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7 Ideas for Designing and Landscaping a Backyard Naturescape Playground

The concepts of sustainability and providing a better future for our younger generations are intertwined with physical and mental health. We can…

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Getting to Know Poisonous Plants

Do you like to spend time in the garden with your children or with pets?  Do you like have vases with flowers to enliven your living areas?  If so,…

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Greening Cities

If we live in city suburbs we are now used to seeing old houses in established gardens being pulled down to make way for new large houses, dual…

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Heart in Garden

Nicla Byrnes writes: Gardening is more than soil and productivity. It is frequently much more profound - intersecting with personal experiences,…

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Pesticides in Fruit and Vegetables

We are all aware that fruit and veggies produced commercially, unless they are certified organic, have been exposed to pesticides at some stage in…

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Gardening for the Senses

“All the world's problems can be solved in a garden” Geoff Lawton, permaculturalist. A few months back, we posted an article on how an aspect of…

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Chamomile – a pretty and useful herb

After hours working in the garden it’s great to sit back and relax with a cup of tea. It’s even better if you have grown the tea yourself. One of my…

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The value of trees in urban areas

It is a great pity that so many of our citizens think of our parks, gardens, streetscapes and urban landscapes only in terms of their aesthetics.…

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