Category Archives: climate change

Plants to Survive the Heat

Welcome to another week-long heatwave in Adelaide.  Is your garden getting tired of this? Are you too tired to be gardening!?

Posted in climate change, fruit, hanging out in the garden, heatwaves, microclimates, planning, resilient gardening, summer, trees

Feb-March in Garden and Elsewhere

Dear Adelaideans and nearby gardeners, I hope that, like ours, a little rain has reached your patch this week after our dry, dry, dry, bone-dry January! That little bit will have to stretch a long way as it sounds like … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, community, Food, heatwaves, microclimates, summer, trees, vegetables

A ‘RetroSuburban’ Case Study of our suburban patch.

Over the past month I’ve been digging deeply into David Holmgren’s recently released book, ‘RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future‘. The book is based on the premise that for most households, making the most productive use of a … Continue reading

Posted in books, building, climate change, community, courses, events, permaculture principles, planning

The Value of Edible Gardening with Children

Tonight I’m off to talk to families at my local childcare centre about what we do in the garden there – and why. When I started helping families to plan and create their food gardens a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

Posted in children, climate change, community, Family, hanging out in the garden, permaculture design, resilient gardening, sustainable food

Gardening for Climate Change

I am continually astounded when I pause to read gardening and landscaping magazines to see what can pass for a “garden” – apparently there ¬†doesn’t need to be a living plant in sight , let alone one that could produce … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, heatwaves, microclimates, permaculture design, summer, water