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How to Grow Chemical Free Grapes

Grapes - Sweetness by Marina Del Castell (Flickr) | Sustainable Suburbia

Do you enjoy a glass of wine, or a bunch of sweet grapes? Did you know that Grapes make the top 10 list of most pesticide laden foods in both Australia and America? Today I am pleased to welcome Guest writer Mackenzie Fox, who describes why that is, an how you can avoid using pesticides…

How Guerrilla Gardeners are Changing Public Policy

Guerrilla gardening has taken off around the globe – and it’s not as subversive as it sounds.  It  has many applications, though it particularly refers to the enforced cultivation of public or private land that would otherwise lie fallow, by concerned, green fingered citizens. There are many international schemes to further the aims of guerrilla…

How to Grow Raspberry Bushes in Your Garden

Small twig of six ripe raspberries

In a miracle of nature, luscious raspberries grow on bramble bushes, belonging to the genus ‘rubus’.  This is in the rose family, and includes other fruit bearing plants, such as the blackberry. Like roses, raspberries are fragrant and beautiful, and come in a range of colours –  from bright red  through to purple and black.…

Growing Blueberry Bushes in Your Backyard Food Forest

A cluster of ripe and unripe blueberries still on the bush

Blueberry bushes are relatively easy to grow, as long as you choose the right variety for your climate and provide the right conditions. And, blueberries are delicious, highly nutritious, and provide fruit over a relatively long season, particularly if you mix up some early, medium and late fruiting cultivars. Note: This article is all about…