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...

After the Hoe Down…

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. ~ Rumi This is one of my...

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...

A Gung Hoe autumn

Well, the weather is cooling down that’s for sure – make sure you water this weekend though as it set to be in the 30s again and next week mid-30s!! It’s funny how we relax as humans a bit more in the cool, however out here in Gung Hoe land that...