Butterfly bother in the brassicas

Butterfly bother in the brassicas

So delicate and yet so destructive, the flutter of the white cabbage butterfly sends a chill down the spine of gardeners nurturing broccoli, cauliflower or Bok Choy in their vegetable patches. On a sunny morning, swarms of them can descend on a brassica patch, their...
Fantastic Feijoas

Fantastic Feijoas

Whether you’re a keen home food gardener or a permaculture fanatic, harvesting fresh fruit all year round at home is a holy grail. To achieve this, we need to look further field than the fruits we buy from our local stores. In a changing climate, we need to diversify...
Bagungga teaching garden at Mansfield

Bagungga teaching garden at Mansfield

Since late 2019 some locals have again been collaborating on a project at Mansfield Secondary School to build an indigenous teaching garden to be used as an outdoor classroom and meeting place. Begun by an inspiring group of four students, the project was taken up by...
Amazing Chickweed

Amazing Chickweed

Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)  Chickweed grows well in the cooler months in Melbourne and can be foraged as an edible weed. Take care where you forage, maybe not directly beside the path due to council herbicicde spraying and dog pee. Chickweed is great raw, in...