Don’t Weed, Cultivate.

Weed season begins, and today I hope to inspire you to a life without weeding. It’s time for you to relegate the hard work, on your knees, ripping out great hunks of weed kind of weeding to the past. It’s joyless. It ruins your soil, your back and the crops that struggle to grow through […]

Growing Food – your way, and my Spring Workshops

Greetings gardeners, Workshop season’s here again. I’m out and about a bit, as well as at home teaching. Here they are – my spring workshops, my offerings to you and your food garden. There are loads of ways to grow food – take your pick! Square foot, biointensive, no dig …  Permaculture is my favourite […]

Winter’s Mellow Vibe

Greetings food gardeners, I love the winter garden for its mellow vibe, so gentle on my spirits. August is the last of the mellow, the calm before the storm. Create some time to gather and prepare. Getting ready gets your head in the right space, which always helps, don’t you agree? Next month we’ll be […]


And so the seasons turn. Yip the socks are on, the tomatoes are looking haggard and we’re getting ready for garlic planting – Autumn is well and truly here. Two important things for you to ponder this season – shelter and drainage.  I know – boring huh, but really important. A good house needs boring […]