Spring planting tips

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Is it past time you got that spring vegetable patch underway? Here’s our expert tips on how to go about it to ensure some bumper crops this spring and summer.


Replenishing vegie box

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A kit for all your organic- and biodynamic-vegie gardening needs; including a 100-page handbook, a five-year gardener's diary, and 26 laminated explanation cards for some of the most popular backyard vegetables.

Communal Gardens

Communal fruit trees

Friday, 14 March 2014

A growing number of keen gardeners are thinking outside the fence and growing fruit trees in communal spaces.


How to: make compost tea

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

This recipe is an instant pick-me-up for your garden at this time of year.

Jackie French

Working with wildlife

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Author Jackie French shares her land and fresh bounty with a wealth of wildlife.


Workshop- How to build a worm tower

May 21, 2013

How would you like to improve the quality of your soil and the yield of your veggie patch, while also reducing kitchen waste? With the help of some wriggly little friends, all of this is possible! The Canberra Environment Centre is running a practical workshop teaching people how to build a worm tower in their own backyards, as part of the Sustain Ability Workshop series- an initiative engaging local presenters to share their wisdom and skills with the wider community. Come along and learn how to create what would be a beneficial addition to any garden garden, out of materials that you probably already have at home.

Where: Canberra Environment Centre, corner of Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Canberra.
When: 6pm-7pm, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Cost: $15 (or $10 for Carbon Challenge participants).
Places are limited. To book, call 6248 0885 or email at

Garden Week

Garden Week

Thursday 18 April - Monday 22 April, 2013
Garden Week, Western Australia's longest running landscape and outdoor living expo, is back this year to showcase the latest in gardening, landscaping and outdoor innovations. Boasting over 120 exhibits, there will be thousands of plants to buy, as well as the opportunity to check out everything else from rainwater tanks to worm farms. This year the focus will be on waterwise gardening, so there will be plenty of opportunities to pick some worthwhile hints and tips on the way.
There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained for the whole time, with an interactive wildlife farm, pot planting, craft and much more.

Where: Floreat, WA
When: 18-22 April, 9am-5pm Thursday - Sunday, 9am- 3pm Monday
Price: Adults - $15, Children (under 16) - Free, Concession - $15
Click here for more information.

Permaculture: A designers’ manual

Permaculture: A designers’ manual

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The grower's bible.

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