Jackie French reminds us of the power of gardening to make us feel — literally — grounded again, hands in the soil, and face among the greenery and flowers.
Old-fashioned fruits may not be obvious choices, but they are almost invariably hardy, productive, money-saving and delicious — as long as you know a dozen ways to use them.
The fate of Earth’s tiny creatures is tied to our own and should concern us all. Here’s what we can do at home to help insects on the decline due to man-made forces including pesticides, habitat destruction, climate change and more.
Beans truly are a wonder, with the ability to be milked and turned into tofu, miso, or natto and eaten dried or fresh. Grow, harvest and enjoy your own delicious beans with these useful tips
In World War II citizens were urged to “Dig for Victory”. Today, as Greenland melts and smoke from Russian fires turns the snow black in Canada and the northern USA, we face an enemy that could be more dangerous than any in World War II: ourselves.
The wonderful thing about having your own grapevine is that you will get that dappled shade under your pergola. You should get some grapes and they will taste of sunlight and the earth, that ancient flavour from far, far into our past.
The salad you ate for lunch today may have used more fossil fuel than you did driving to work all week. The solution? Grow your own!
According to garden therapy, a longer and leaner life is right under your feet. All you need to do is step outside.
WellBeing gardener Jackie French suggests Earth-friendly garden pest-control methods.
Harvesting non-cultivated plants is known as “wildcrafting” herbs. It gets you out into nature and in tune with the seasonal changes around you. It’s also a step towards self-sufficiency — and it can be fun, too
Meet two passionate Australian beekeepers who are doing their best to save the bees in the face of declining populations.
Take some tips from the Chinese art of feng shui and garden your way to an energised, harmonious outdoor space — and life.
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