Speech To Aussies Sustaining Australia

Good evening I acknowledge that this is aboriginal land and I hope that the gathering here can help to forward reconciliation by caring for this land as well as the aboriginal people did.… Continue reading

Here Comes The Summer

I always loved that song by the Undertones, a track that just has to be played when summer comes… The Koels are back in town after a long break in Papua New Guinea,… Continue reading

Water: Governments Asleep At The Wheel

For the last six out of seven global harvests, the world’s farms have failed to yield enough food to feed the world, thanks to industrial, chemical farming and Climate Change. Humanity is on… Continue reading

What A Difference A Day Makes

The vegetable garden is as drought-proof as it can be whilst still producing some food. In effect what follows is called water ‘demand management’ – limiting its use.

In Flower Today

The Carpenter bees and mosquitoes are back again – a sure sign of the end of spring.

Seedsavers In Papua New Guinea II

Email from Michel: “We had an early start at 5.45am to get ready for a trip near to the swamps. It was the first time we took the main highland road. Clay and… Continue reading

Seedsavers In Papua New Guinea

Just received this email from Michel Fanton, relayed by his partner, Jude Fanton, both Co-Founders of the Seed Savers Network in Byron Bay. Michel is currently networking in PNG, one of the many… Continue reading

Subversion

A fast-food eating city apartment dweller was today caught eating food picked fresh from an organic garden in Bayside Brisbane. “I’m guilty” said Mr Andrews, perpetrator and customer service employee. First it was… Continue reading

Rohin’s Organic Botanic Garden

An upcoming story on Gardening Australia will feature Rohin Miles, a Gardener of the Year Award entrant. The story features Rohin, a 20 year old gardener. His passions range from ornamentals, productive and… Continue reading

Vale The ‘Green Revolution’

A busy day in the garden…rain was forecast, so I cut and spread dolomite on George’s Sustainable Lawn, hoping it would wash it in. It didn’t, so I ended up rinsing it in… Continue reading

The Drought In Management

Evolving about 350 million years ago, the Australian Lungfish (aka the Queensland Lungfish), Neoceratodus forsteri, represents an ancient animal line, more precious than the Wollemi Pine. Of the six living lungfish species found… Continue reading

Real Permaculture

Vanuatu is one of the finest examples of a mature permaculture. Indigenous ‘Ni-Vanis’ practice permaculture because it has worked for them for longer than settlers have been trying to understand and live sustainably… Continue reading

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