Sustainable living

seed security at risk

New seed security threat

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 5:16pm

A review of the import of brassica seed is a threat to small farmers, seed suppliers and our nation's food sovereignty, says Justin Russell.

Linda Cockburn and goats

The Tassie Tales

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 5:25pm

Linda Cockburn cheers as the house plans are approved – but then the goat gets through the garden fence. (First published in 2004, and republished as part of our 100th issue.)

Peter Cundall

A life-giving revolution

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:00am

In our 100th issue, Peter Cundall reflects on the organic growing movement and its role in countering the destructive effects of industrial agriculture. 

Craig Reucassel

War on Waste

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 12:49pm

Inspired by the ABC’s War on Waste, Jessamy Miller shares invaluable tips and techniques for reducing, reusing and recycling.



Ancient bristlecone pines

The Ancient Ones

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 8:00am

Dr Reese Halter makes his annual pilgrimage to visit trees that "offer a glimpse and insight into immortality". Find out more here.

Dr Reese Halter and the sequoia

Going to the big trees

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 3:25pm

Join Dr Resse halter on an expedition to find (and hug) the world's tallest trees.

The Art of Frugal Hedonism authors

Spend less, enjoy life more

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 8:00am

‘Frugal hedonism’ sounds like an oxymoron, which is exactly why Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb wrote this book.

choko + raised garden bed

Keeping your vegies safe

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 10:04am

The risk of contaminated soils may change the way we need to garden and live, writes EMMA BOWEN.