Category Archives: sustainable food

February Garden Guide

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!

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2016 Adelaide Seedling Subscription

Happy New Year, fellow gardeners! I know it’s the middle of summer and your vegie patch may be wilting now and then, but autumn is not far away and my seedling subscription vegies will be sown very shortly ready for your … Continue reading

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December Garden Guide

  Summer has started early here, with some serious hot spikes, strong winds and a devastating early bushfire north of Adelaide. In suburban gardens, water, shade and timing are everything. This is a weekend for planning, monitoring and keeping cool! … Continue reading

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Events Calendar Update

Here’s a quick update on upcoming events – some workshops have been rescheduled around the weather and bookings. There are still places available in our first workshop for the year, Fruit Tree Pruning, Budding and Grafting, which is now on … Continue reading

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Nadja’s Garden NEWSLETTER – January 2015

WELCOME Happy 2015, gardeners, and welcome to the first Nadja’s Garden newsletter. Are you, like me, still bracing for the real summer heat to hit our gardens? So far this summer has brought a welcome holiday break to our family, … Continue reading

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Guest post: Seasonal Spotlight – Broad Beans

I haven’t shared a recipe for a while… so I’m happy to extend a warm (unseasonally warm in fact!) welcome to Erin of ‘She Cooks, She Gardens‘, with thanks for this guest blog post celebrating the humble broad bean…and I’ll … Continue reading

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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

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Open Day – this Sunday

It’s that time of year again… just when the sun disappears, the rain hits, the weeds pop up and the fruit trees start dropping their tired old leaves everywhere, we fling the gate open and welcome you into our little warts-and-all … Continue reading

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Beginners’ Edible Organic Gardening course

“I got a raised garden bed for Christmas and I’m not sure what to do next…” “We just moved and we finally have room to grow some fruit and veg but it’s a bit overwhelming…” “I kill every plant that … Continue reading

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The Lawn is Dead, Long Live the Garden!

What a treat I had yesterday! A quick visit to our friends Tom and Vanh, who combine Australian-style permaculture with Laos-style tropical food growing, and who have made over a typical Adelaide backyard in just a few months. Wow!  

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