Researchers have long argued that greywater could bolster South Africa’s food security if it’s used to water domestic food gardens.
Really, how productive is the average home vegetable garden – and will it leave you hungry? It largely depends on space, soil and gardening skills.
Plus, why you should always remove grass cuttings from your lawn.
The UK wants gardeners to stop thinking of slugs and snails as pests and to embrace garden biodiversity. Is it worth considering in Australia?
Pollen brings seasonal misery to millions of Americans, but it serves a critical purpose: fertilizing many kinds of plants, including food crops.
As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020, many people took up gardening as a coping mechanism. But will a hobby born out of a crisis recede as life returns to normal?
Variegated plants can be more expensive than their all-green counterparts. But there are ways to protect your investment.
Up to 85% of the nectar available to pollinating insects in a city comes from gardens. What we plant – whether in an allotment or a window box – can make a huge difference.
These fascinating spiders only live for about a year and have particularly interesting family arrangements.
Taking lessons from the past could help enrich our diets for little cost
Plants support human health not only in terms of providing food, oxygen and shade. Our relationships with plants facilitate political decisions and actions that support health in the city.
The pandemic has taken a toll on people’s mental and physical health – but spending time in your garden can counteract this.
When community gardens are socially inclusive, everyone benefits. The knowledge, skills and experimentation of migrant and refugee gardeners makes them more resilient and biodiverse.
Gardening provides a helpful metaphor to help us understand how individual and platform approaches to misinformation need to be accompanied by policy and cultural reforms.
What can gardeners use that isn’t so bad for the climate?
Planting a garden for winter-active insects is a wonderful way to support local biodiversity. Your garden will thrive with the free pollination and pest control services the insects provide.
Seedkeeping can create a sense of home, reconnect communities with ancestral crops and preserve biodiversity and culturally significant crops for future generations.
With fewer people commuting, home water use changed radically overnight in March 2020.
Looking for a new gardening challenge? Turning your yard into an insect-friendly oasis could mean less work and more nature to enjoy.
Environmentalism is, for the most part, the domain of the white middle class. We must recognise the contributions migrants already make, and how their power can be further harnessed.