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Build a weed database – spring activity
Build a weed database – spring activity

Getting to know the names, habits and uses for the various plants in your garden (some of which you might think of as ‘weeds’) will not only increase your botanical knowledge, but massively increase your food choices, help you to diagnose issu [...]

Build the right worm farm for your garden
Build the right worm farm for your garden

Worms are one of our most useful allies in the soil. After going into detail about worms and what they like last week, in this article we tell you about four different types of worm farms, their pros and cons, how to build them and how to look [...]

Calendar of grafting jobs
Calendar of grafting jobs

Growing your own fruit trees is a seasonal process involving lots of patience, and made up of many small jobs at different times of the year. Each month we let you know what they are (and how to do them), but we thought it would also be useful [...]

Capeweed
Capeweed

A native of southern Africa, capeweed is a poor-pasture plant that thrives in bare and compacted areas, particularly those that have been overgrazed. Unlike most weeds, it doesn’t have any uses that we know of (anyone?). If you’ve ever wondere [...]

Carpophilus beetle
Carpophilus beetle

In some fruit growing districts, carpophilus beetles are a serious pest of ripening stone fruit, mainly apricots, nectarines and peaches. Read the article in Summer - Week 1

Case study – Anna and Nathan
Case study – Anna and Nathan

Introducing ... Anna & Nathan, who fulfilled their dream of moving to the country and building a self-sufficient lifestyle. Read the case study in Spring - Week 13.

Case study – Bernie
Case study – Bernie

Introducing ... Bernie, one of our longest-standing members, and a real inspiration for what can be achieved in a short time with a bit of experience, some knowledge, passion, and a bit of luck! Read the case study in Summer - Week 13.

Case study – Bozena
Case study – Bozena

Introducing ... Bozena, who has achieved an amazing amount in her small suburban block, creating a highly productive backyard that keeps her and her family supplied with fruit and vegies. Read the case study in Winter - Week 13.

Case study – Cas
Case study – Cas

Introducing ... Cas, who has created an accidental food forest in her suburban Melbourne garden. It's biodiversity, productivity, and an incredible range of fruit trees will surprise and inspire you! Read the case study in Autumn - Week 13.

Case study – Celia
Case study – Celia

Introducing ... Celia, who has ambitious plans to expand the fruit produced on her 7 hectare, steeply sloping property. Read the case study in Spring - Week 13.

Case study – Clare & Win
Case study – Clare & Win

Introducing ... Clare and Win. They are passionate gardeners and keen permaculturalists, and have risen to meet some pretty tough challenges in their lives with grace, dignity, and lots of bloody hard work! We hope you enjoy their story, and [...]

Case study – Jim & Mary
Case study – Jim & Mary

Introducing ... Jim and Mary, who in less than 4 years have transformed an almost empty suburban backyard into a lush and productive edible garden. Read the case study in Winter - Week 13.

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