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Earth Garden

Autumn 2021
Magazine

EARTH GARDEN is Australia’s original journal of sustainable living for householders seeking a more eco-conscious lifestyle. For more than 40 years the supportive network of Earth Gardeners has been guiding and reflecting the movement away from high- consumption lifestyles.

Earth Garden

EDITOR

EARTH MAIL

ON THE VINE

WOMEN WHO FARM • Here is part one of a series of articles by Tara Luca from Olive Gap Organic Farm in northern NSW. Women who farm don’t get the recognition or the voice of men who farm, and Tara sets about changing that.

BRINGING NATURE INTO THE GARDEN • EG’s former columnist ‘Dr Wildlife’ is one of Australia’s leading ecologists and environmentalists. Here Dr Barry Traill, from Maleny in Queensland, puts the simple case for a total rethink of permaculture to make it nature-friendly. Barry’s thought-provoking argument may be the most important article we’ve published in the past 20 years.

PRINCIPLES OF NATIVE PERMACULTURE

Strawbale rises from the ashes • Lee and Trev Clyma’s strawbale home in South Australia is being constructed using SITUPS panels from Huff’n Puff Strawbale Constructions. Huff’n Puff is of course, the long-time business of the ‘pioneer endurance team’ of Australia’s strawbale building scene: John and Susan Glassford of Ganmain in NSW*. Here Lee describes their extraordinary building journey.

NOT LAYING, HEN PECKING, CALCIUM DEFICIENCY • Claire Bickle of Brisbane, EG’s much-loved chook guru, imparts more chook wisdom answering the tough questions.

Monty the fun guy • Nurturing exotic mushrooms and Japanese quail. Now there’s an intriguing and irresistible investigation for Brydie Piaf of Newcastle.

HOW TO idle in the garden • Jo Roberts from northern Tasmania is a hilarious and talented writer. She’s also a highly-qualified loafer — or so she claims. Induce a little autumn loafing by crocheting granny squares, while lying in a hammock — and preparing for Christmas of course.

GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN • I had no idea how hard it is to write out a crochet pattern. Especially when the granny in question can’t remember how to make one without actually making one. It’s been slow, but we got there in the end. Weave in end threads of yarn as you work.

the sweetest return • Weekend hippie, Liz Ingham, spent the whole Melbourne lockdown in her city ‘home paddock’. After being being 24/7 city, and zero weekend hippie, now, she and her partner Trevor, can return to their bush block in Central Victoria for the first time in a forever.

Planning for the APOCALYPSE • The one and only Jackie French, of Majors Creek in NSW, looks forward and outlines the steps she and husband Bryan are taking to prepare their remote bush property for unexpected fires, floods and tornedoes*.

HARVESTING local native foods • EG’s majestic garden chef, Gary Thomas of Daylesford in Victoria, leads us along a path discovering the delights and promise of growing native crops used by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.

KARKALLA

Talkin’ about RE-GENERA-TI-ON • Rachel Altenbacher, EG’s popular writer and permie farmer from mid-north coast NSW, throws herself into rehabilitating the landscape after the disastrous fires of the previous summer.

INDOOR rewilding • Tanya Jenkyn from Esperance in WA gives us the inside tips on creating lush, beautiful indoor jungles.

THE Dust BATH • We’ve all seen our chooks dust bathing. But how much do we really know about the process and the cause? Here our esteemed chook guru, Claire Bickle of Brisbane, lets us in on the bathing scene.

BIOCHAR the supreme soil conditioner • Like many people Jill Redwood, of Goongerah in Victoria’s East Gippsland, had heard of bio-char but never looked into it very far. Now Jill’s sold on the stuff.

FROM WAR...


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Frequency: Quarterly Pages: 92 Publisher: Earth Garden Pty Ltd Edition: Autumn 2021

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EARTH GARDEN is Australia’s original journal of sustainable living for householders seeking a more eco-conscious lifestyle. For more than 40 years the supportive network of Earth Gardeners has been guiding and reflecting the movement away from high- consumption lifestyles.

Earth Garden

EDITOR

EARTH MAIL

ON THE VINE

WOMEN WHO FARM • Here is part one of a series of articles by Tara Luca from Olive Gap Organic Farm in northern NSW. Women who farm don’t get the recognition or the voice of men who farm, and Tara sets about changing that.

BRINGING NATURE INTO THE GARDEN • EG’s former columnist ‘Dr Wildlife’ is one of Australia’s leading ecologists and environmentalists. Here Dr Barry Traill, from Maleny in Queensland, puts the simple case for a total rethink of permaculture to make it nature-friendly. Barry’s thought-provoking argument may be the most important article we’ve published in the past 20 years.

PRINCIPLES OF NATIVE PERMACULTURE

Strawbale rises from the ashes • Lee and Trev Clyma’s strawbale home in South Australia is being constructed using SITUPS panels from Huff’n Puff Strawbale Constructions. Huff’n Puff is of course, the long-time business of the ‘pioneer endurance team’ of Australia’s strawbale building scene: John and Susan Glassford of Ganmain in NSW*. Here Lee describes their extraordinary building journey.

NOT LAYING, HEN PECKING, CALCIUM DEFICIENCY • Claire Bickle of Brisbane, EG’s much-loved chook guru, imparts more chook wisdom answering the tough questions.

Monty the fun guy • Nurturing exotic mushrooms and Japanese quail. Now there’s an intriguing and irresistible investigation for Brydie Piaf of Newcastle.

HOW TO idle in the garden • Jo Roberts from northern Tasmania is a hilarious and talented writer. She’s also a highly-qualified loafer — or so she claims. Induce a little autumn loafing by crocheting granny squares, while lying in a hammock — and preparing for Christmas of course.

GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN • I had no idea how hard it is to write out a crochet pattern. Especially when the granny in question can’t remember how to make one without actually making one. It’s been slow, but we got there in the end. Weave in end threads of yarn as you work.

the sweetest return • Weekend hippie, Liz Ingham, spent the whole Melbourne lockdown in her city ‘home paddock’. After being being 24/7 city, and zero weekend hippie, now, she and her partner Trevor, can return to their bush block in Central Victoria for the first time in a forever.

Planning for the APOCALYPSE • The one and only Jackie French, of Majors Creek in NSW, looks forward and outlines the steps she and husband Bryan are taking to prepare their remote bush property for unexpected fires, floods and tornedoes*.

HARVESTING local native foods • EG’s majestic garden chef, Gary Thomas of Daylesford in Victoria, leads us along a path discovering the delights and promise of growing native crops used by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.

KARKALLA

Talkin’ about RE-GENERA-TI-ON • Rachel Altenbacher, EG’s popular writer and permie farmer from mid-north coast NSW, throws herself into rehabilitating the landscape after the disastrous fires of the previous summer.

INDOOR rewilding • Tanya Jenkyn from Esperance in WA gives us the inside tips on creating lush, beautiful indoor jungles.

THE Dust BATH • We’ve all seen our chooks dust bathing. But how much do we really know about the process and the cause? Here our esteemed chook guru, Claire Bickle of Brisbane, lets us in on the bathing scene.

BIOCHAR the supreme soil conditioner • Like many people Jill Redwood, of Goongerah in Victoria’s East Gippsland, had heard of bio-char but never looked into it very far. Now Jill’s sold on the stuff.

FROM WAR...


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