Category Archive: Organic

Kew Guild Grand Reunion Garden Party

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

Biodispersal: Another word for the dictionary

A student at Dekin Uni is writing about GM foods. She wanted my opinion, so here is my reply – it was published eight years ago in response to an opinion piece written… Continue reading

Oh, What a Beauty! Ten Years of Diversity in Food Production at Bellis

A whimsical look at some of the produce I’ve grown at Bellis, my sustainable home in Brisbane.

In Production Today – July

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

Nicotine And Old Roses

Food security alert: Neonicotinoid pesticides, like Confidor, are creating a dangerous world where caterpillars are becoming poison bird bait, where bees and migratory birds ‘forget’ how to navigate and bees and other pollinators are becoming suicide junkies.

Food With A Future

Whatever they said to you at school, farming is the oldest profession.

Looking Back: Autumn Open Day at Bellis

An Open Day is a great way to get feedback from gardeners on what you’re growing and how you’re doing.

Autumn Open Day at Bellis

Every time I open my garden there is something to celebrate about organic gardening and seed saving.

In Production Today – May

Warm, humid, sunny conditions have allowed most crops to grow well.

In Production Today – March

Conditions have been perfect for plants that can cope with hot, humid, calm, showery conditions.

Where Do I Get Seed For That Plant?

Most of the seed sold in Australia is imported, harvested from plants farmed overseas.

In Production Today – February 2013

Productivity is gradually recovering after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

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