Sharing seeds was common practice among farmers throughout history until the rise of agribusiness. Now seeds are trademarked and regulated, but there's a new place to get them for free: the library.
Grass trees are wonderfully odd. They fit no neat definition, and can live up to 600 years.
Teaching children to grow their own fruit and vegetables could be key to tackling the obesity crisis.
'Hothouse Earth' is not a sure thing – yet. Here's what you can do about it.
A wood and glass case invented in the early 19th-century transformed the movement of plants around the world. In Melbourne, several thousand people greeted a primrose on its arrival from England.
A gardening expert reveals the simple things you can do to protect your garden during a heatwave.
Gardening not only provides nutritious food, but a reminder of home for refugees.
Not all bugs are bad! Put down the pesticides and get to know the predators and parasites hidden around you.
The nematode that can turn slugs into zombies.
Australians import millions of flowers for Valentine's Day. Let's consider some ways to be eco-friendly.
The risk of bacterial or fungal infection from potting mix is very low. Wearing gloves and washing your hands will keep it even lower.
If warmer weather is your sign to reach for the pesticide, think again. From better soil to your own army of beneficial bugs, here are five reasons to put down the insect spray.
Garden pollinators can turn their noses up at the flowers human eyes find most beautiful.
Urban residents are increasingly keen to farm verges, parks, rooftops and backyards, but planning rules sometimes stand in the way.
Killers, cartoons, and even romantic objects, the cactus's ongoing popularity has led it down some strange paths.
We set out to discover whether it's possible to reduce the alarming rates of non-communicable diseases in Pacific nations while improving nutrition security and income.
In a world of increasing urbanisation, density, pressure and, some say, isolation, there's a natural salve for stress, pressure and mental illness. And it’s right above our heads.
Super-fertile slugs from the continent have bred with their cousins in the UK.
Lead contamination remains a persistent issue in urban soils.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.