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  • Harvesting and Reusing Water

    During dry periods we can still grow our own food through smart design and water efficient gardening. Check out the notes and learn more about harvesting, storing and distributing rainwater in the garden.

  • Beat the Heat! Water-wise edible gardens

    Everything you need to know about keeping your garden alive and thriving in the heat. Topics include choosing drought tolerant plants, providing shade and windbreaks for veggies, storing water in tanks and in the soil, using mulch and compost to retain water and drip irrigation.

  • Become a worm farm connoisseur

    Are you unsure if creating a worm-home in the garden is for you? Wondering what all the fuss about worm tea is? And what about feeding them, smelling them and getting grandma to babysit them on the holidays? Then read on...

  • Seasonal Vegie Growing Guide

    Use this handy seasonal guide to plan your vegie patch.

  • More Healthy Fruit Trees!

    It’s amazing how much tasty fruit you can grow in a small back yard.

  • Growing Organic Vegies at Home - FAQs

    Organic gardening aims to minimise artificial chemical input into the garden, so it excludes the use of synthetic fertilisers and harmful pesticides.

  • The 'No Dig' Garden

    No dig gardens are, in effect, composting gardens. To learn more about how you can create a no dig garden, check out these workshop notes.

  • Balcony Gardening

    How do you maximise your harvest in a little space or in pots? Check out these workshop notes to learn more.

  • Know Thy Soils

    Want to learn more about your backyard soil? Check out the notes to learn about the fundamentals of soil and how you can improve it.

  • Design an edible garden

    A great garden starts with a great design. It also means you can increase the productivity of your garden with a lot less work. Using the principles of permaculture, these notes show you how to design a food garden to produce an abundant oasis.

  • Getting Started Growing Veggies

    There are a few basic requirements for plants. Location, water and healthy soil. Get these right and you'll be set up to have a productive veggie garden that's a pleasure to work in. Check out these start-up notes.

  • Vegie gardening for beginners

    Want to start growing your own food but don’t know where to start? Read about the basics including soil and plant nutrition, pest control, traditional and no-dig veggie patches, and easy herbs and veggies to ensure first time success.

  • Citrus in the home garden

    Citrus trees are an important part of any edible garden, providing a fresh, tangy and nutritious addition to a sustainable kitchen, even in the depths of winter.

  • Home grown brambles

    'Brambles' come from the genus Rubus, subgenus Eubatus, and include Logan, Boysen, Young, Marion, Silvan, Lawton, Dirksen Thornless, Lockness, Karaka, Thornfree, Chester and Smoothstem blackberries. These notes include designs and notes for bed establishment, training, fertilising, and timing of planting.

  • Home grown berries - Jostaberries

    The jostaberry is a generic cross between the blackcurrant (Ribes nigram) and the gooseberry (Ribes grossularia) and has beautiful flowers and attractive maroon petals. Read on for planting conditions, uses, pruning and espalier hints.

  • Home grown berries - Red and White Currants

    Red and White currants (Ribes sativum) are distinguished from black currants by their dark grey-brown bark, and prolific bud production at the junction between one year old and two year old wood. Read on for a short description of planting conditions, pruning and training hints.

  • Home grown berries - Gooseberries

    Gooseberries (Ribes grossularia) were grown in Tasmania and Victoria but over the years lost popularity. Gooseberries were so popular that in the 19th and early 20th century England there were Gooseberry Clubs where members competed to grow the largest fruit. Read on for planting, pruning, gooseberry varieties and feeding hints.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Chickens in Urban Areas

    Backyard chickens provide you with fresh eggs, fertiliser and natural insect control. Chooks also make fabulous pets! These notes are all about selection, housing, feeding and care of the not-so-common backyard chook.

  • Creating a food forest

    These notes show you how to create a 'food forest' - a diverse mix of edible plants covering the ground right up to the tree'd canopy. Just like other forests, various plants complement and support each other while providing a rich variety of harvests. Learn more with these notes.

  • Heatwave! How NOT to push your veg to the edge

    When summer temperatures reach the thirties and well above, we can usually retreat to the safety of an airconditioned room. But our plants are stuck outside and often need our help to survive.