How to sun map your garden — to help veggies and fruit trees thrive

Sun mapping is crucial for deciding a garden layout because edible plants need sunlight to grow — the more of it, the better. Here's how to DIY your map.

Urban permaculture gardening column for ABC Everyday

I write a regular column for ABC Everyday on permaculture and organic gardening in small urban spaces. Here you can browse my story archive.

5 autumn jobs to help your permaculture garden thrive

Here are 5 autumn garden jobs to prioritise as the days grow cooler, to help ensure your permaculture patch continues pumping out food over winter.

How I created a mini urban food forest in my small Adelaide backyard

As our cities become increasingly urbanised, planting a mini food forest is a simple way to grow low-maintenance healthy local food. Here's how I made mine.

How green manure can help you grow a permaculture food forest

Green manures are an easy way to build great soil for veggies or fruit trees, at low cost. And it doesn't actually involve any animal manure at all.

How to grow great veggies: top tips from two South Australian market gardeners

Two ace local farmers share must-know advice on how to grow excellent organic food in Adelaide's tough conditions.

2024-05-20T12:41:55+09:30July 6th, 2021|food, homegrown, organic gardening, permaculture|2 Comments

Make your own healing calendula + lavender salve (with no special equipment)

This calendula salve — handmade using homegrown flowers — has fast become the only face and body cream I use. Happily, it's easy to make...

Using herbs as gentle medicine: a walk through Patrizia’s herb garden

Join me on a walk through the garden of South Australian medical herbalist, Patrizia Bronzi, and learn simple uses for everyday herbs.