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  • Organic Pest Control

    We have now come to realise that everything in our gardens interacts with everything else. If you spray to kill a pest, you are leaving an ideal niche for another pest to come along.

  • Beginners' guide to compost and worms

    Find out about different composting and worm farming techniques, how to trouble shoot common problems and how beneficial the compost and worm castings are to your garden.

  • Managing & Keeping Healthy Fruit Trees

    Do you want to take better care of your fruit trees? Learn about many of the aspects of caring for fruit trees here, such as choosing trees to suit your garden, feeding and pruning.

  • More Healthy Fruit Trees!

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

  • Grafting and Pruning Fruit Trees

    Gardening organically cuts out the addition of chemicals and pesticides, giving you healthier food and a healthier environment. To learn more about how you can make your first steps into organic gardening, check out these workshop notes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Propagation: growing from seeds, cuttings and division

    Fill your garden with amazing edible and useful plants for low or no cost! Learn all the secrets of propagating plants from seed, cuttings and division.

  • 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 berries - Blackcurrants

    Black Currants (Ribes nigram) are an excellent source of vitamin C, and can be used in cordial and jams. Read on for notes on pruning, pests and diseases, and planting conditions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intro to organic gardening

    Gardening organically cuts out the addition of chemicals and pesticides, giving you healthier food and a healthier environment. To learn more about how you can make your first steps into organic gardening, check out these workshop notes.

  • Controlling pests naturally

    Discover the wondrous soil microbes, and the problematic and beneficial insects in your garden. These notes will teach you how to improve the health of your soil, how to attract the good bugs to control the unwanted ones, and how to control pests the organic way.

  • 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.

  • Growing Veggies from Seed Successfully

    A guide to successfully growing your own vegetables from seeds!

  • Seed Saving

    Interested in saving your own seed? These notes discuss the selection, harvesting, cleaning and storage of seeds from your vegie garden.