April Garden Guides

April Garden Guides

There’s lots happening in the garden in April! Our April Garden Guides will show you what to do in your patch if you live in one of the following climate zones: Cool Temperate Garden Guide Mediterranean Garden Guide Tropical Garden Guide   Cool Temperate Garden Guide by Christina Giudici of Food In My Back Yard WHAT… View more

Storing apples

Storing apples

The easiest way to preserve apples… is not to preserve them at all but to store your apples properly in autumn so that they last into winter. The fact that apples keep has made them a mainstay of the homesteading tradition and storing them is so much easier than turning them into sauce, jelly or drying… View more

Autumn Rituals

Autumn Rituals

Well, you wouldn’t know it if you looked at the mercury, but autumn is here. We’ve had some record breaking heat across our hemisphere and it’s thrown some of our planting plans into dissarray, I can tell you! We’re still planting out some new year crops in the hope we might have an extended harvest… View more

Aboriginal Traditional Foods & an alternative Australian History

Aboriginal Traditional Foods & an alternative Australian History

Words by Bruce Pascoe What would happen if we taught our children that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people planted crops, tilled them, irrigated them, stored and preserved surpluses, built houses and sewed their clothes? Would the sky fall in? And why would we teach them such things? Because thats what the explorers saw. Charles Sturt’s exploration party of… View more

Mediterranean Gardening Guide

Mediterranean Gardening Guide

Mediterranean Gardening Guide by Nadja Osterstock of Nadja’s Garden Just when you think you’re coming out the other side of the abundance of summer (and after a week away from it all), you take another look around and find that there’s still so much happening in the garden! We’re harvesting cucumbers, corn, zucchini, basil, capsicum,… View more