Is organic growing really any better?

Is organic growing really any better?

Do you choose to eat organic food? The latest figures show that 6 out of 10 Australian households buy organic food at least occasionally, and that consumer demand for organics is growing at a rate of 20–30% per year. That’s a lot, right? But you only have to...
12 ways to make money from your fruit trees

12 ways to make money from your fruit trees

Most people who grow fruit at home do it for the sheer pleasure and satisfaction of growing some of their own food. They may also be dreaming of self-sufficiency, wanting to teaching their kids where food comes from, or just understand that the more food we can grow...

Helping out on the farm

We—Penny Kothe and Paul McKinnon—are former owners of Caroola Farm,  in the NSW Southern Tablelands, and we’ve been helping out at Tellurian Fruit Gardens for the past month (which is really exciting, as our farm was the first farm Ant ever worked on). We sold our...

Let’s fight the fly

After a long fruit-growing history, Harcourt has come up against a new foe. Queensland Fruit Fly is on our doorstep and threatens to abruptly end our fruit production heritage by decimating home gardens and commercial crops alike. On Thursday 5 April Megan Hill, the...

Victoria is back!

Hey Folks, I’m back at Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens for a quick visit after leaving here just over 2 years ago, at the end of my internship. While I was doing my internship, I spent months observing the orchards for flowering and fruit set times, pruned the trees,...

Three lucky breaks…

This time last week the weather bureau was making dire predictions about a once-in-a-generation rain event, saying there was going to be a massive storm and deluge that was going to be widespread across the state, but in particular heading right for us. We’ve...