GROW FOOD slow food Have your garden and eat it too. A practical guide to organic gardening in the sub-tropics with step-by-step instructions and delicious seasonal recipes. Come with me too on some of my travels in Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond.
Getting America Back Online

Getting America Back Online

I am not often flabbergasted, but I was this week when I discovered that more than 60 million Americans are forbidden, by locals laws, from having a washing line! Yes, that’s right, they are not allowed to hang out the washing in their own backyard. This piece...
My Top Ten Tips for Starting a Food Garden

My Top Ten Tips for Starting a Food Garden

“Find the shortest, simplest way between the earth, the hand and the mouth.”  Lanza del Vasto For me, and the whole global community of gardeners, just being out in the garden is a fun and rewarding way to spend part of your day – AND put a smile on...
February in Mullumbimby – The Big Wet

February in Mullumbimby – The Big Wet

The end of our road after tropical cyclone Oswald – behind the fence is usually a paddock with cows in it.  This was three weeks ago.  Our local rivers have had 14 flood warnings since the start of 2013. I was in Sydney when Oswald paid us a visit, but today we...