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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - Raspberries

    Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese, B vitamins 1-3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron. Read on for planting conditions, pruning and training 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.

  • 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.