Category Archive: Drought

Freedom 2014

To me, freedom is access to water – clean rainwater, harvested from my roof, and recycled water generated by my sewage system which I use to grow organic food.

Thrifty, Fertile and Illicit: 4BC Horticultural Intervention

So there I was with Noel Burdette, in the pre-dawn darkness of Brisbane’s Cannon Hill. Groggy but organised, and with only a smartly dressed security guard as a witness, we got stuck in. Long… Continue reading

In Production Today, March 2014

The most widespread recorded drought in Queensland’s history has meant most of my gardening effort continues to be spent on watering and soil improvement. At least I’m able to keep fruit trees productive and… Continue reading

Kew Guild Grand Reunion Garden Party

Thirty four years ago, I graduated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

In Production Today – July

I only got 41.3kg of winged yam this year. What went wrong?

In Production Today – January

Heat and windy, sunny weather continue delaying sowing and planting summer crops.

In Production Today – December

Withering heat, windy, sunny weather continue to delay sowing and planting summer crops.

In Production Today – November

Food production is quickly changing since summer arrived two weeks early…

True Grit & Tough Love: gardening in Queensland’s Runcorn

Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland

In Production Today – October

In Brisbane, winter crops have finished flowering. Their seed is ripe and ready for harvest.

Book Review: Australia’s Poisonous Plants by Dr Ross McKenzie

If you put raw silverbeet in your salad, or casually add nitrogen to your vegetables, this book is a must read. If it doesn’t save your life, it will certainly improve it.

Towards A National Food Plan

Draft notes for Queensland Conservation’s submission to aid in the development of a National Food Plan. The final draft was submitted by QC on 2.9.11… Introduction A National Food Plan is vital for… Continue reading

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