• Makaru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

    Makaru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

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    The winter months of June and July, known as Makaru when following the indigenous calendar, is a busy time in the garden in Perth. In nature, the animals will start to pair up ahead of the breeding season. Wild flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily (Dianella revoluta) and the purple flags (Patersonia occidentalis). Although Makuru is traditionally...
  • Growing Good Health with Garlic

    Growing Good Health with Garlic

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    Why should you grow Garlic? Garlic has many culinary, medicinal and garden uses.  It is also easy to grow across Australia - garlic produces an abundant harvest over two seasons and Autumn in Perth is the perfect time to plant your Garlic.  Garlic is part of the allium family which also includes edible plants like shallots, onions, leeks and chives. Ornamental alliums are a popular...
  • Urban Revolution’s Top 10 Sustainable Podcasts

    Urban Revolution’s Top 10 Sustainable Podcasts

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    Sustainability is such a hot topic right now, particularly since our COVID-19 wake up call, and is relevant to nearly all aspects of our lives. At Urban Revolution, we all aim to tread as lightly as possible on our planet, yet like many, we are all time poor these days. Podcasts are the perfect companion for the time-challenged individual and have become an incredibly...
  • Reforestation: How can you make a difference?

    Reforestation: How can you make a difference?

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    Trees, and the majestic forests they form, are critical to the fabric of the communities in which we live. We know that they are absolutely central to the fight against global climate change, not least because of their role as carbon sinks. They provide habitats for a smorgasbord of animal and plant life, as well as valuable shade and recreational spaces for humans. Trees...
  • Plant Feature: Chilli and Capsicum

    Plant Feature: Chilli and Capsicum

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    Capsicums and chillies are easy to grow and a healthy bush can produce bountiful harvests every year! Enjoy this guide and our top tips for growing abundant capsicums and chillies.     Types of capsicums Capsicum annuum: most common types including jalapenos, bell peppers, paprika, cayenne and chilli peppers Capsicum chinense: hotter species of chillies Capsicum frutescens: smaller fruits including tabasco and Thai peppers Image from...
  • Soil Microbiology Advice at Urban Revolution with EarthWhile Australia

    Soil Microbiology Advice at Urban Revolution with EarthWhile Australia

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    Free Soil Microbiology Advice - Pop-up Microscope Stall on Saturday 10th October 10am-1pm. Having a knowledge of the microbiology in your soil directly relates to your ability to understand soil health and its ability to grow strong and healthy plants. Bring a soil sample to Ellen and Georgina from EarthWhile Australia for some free advice about your soil health.
  • Plant Feature: Florence Fennel

    Plant Feature: Florence Fennel

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    Fennel is an easy, abundant plant to grow and Florence fennel is an extra special variety. Florence fennel is the bulb variety of fennel that can be eaten as a vegetable as compared to common varieties; wild, bronze or sweet that are grown for their leaves, pollen and seeds only. Not only can the Florence variety bulb, stems, leaves, pollen and seeds be eaten but this...
  • All You Need To Know About 'Certified Organic'

    All You Need To Know About 'Certified Organic'

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    Organic fruit & veg, dry foods, skin products and other items are a hot topic at the moment, but what does it actually mean if something's Certified Organic and why would you choose organic over conventional? In this article, we discuss what it means if something is Certified Organic and how this benefits human health and also benefits the planet.   What Does Certified Organic...
  • Organic, Biodynamic and Regenerative Agriculture

    Organic, Biodynamic and Regenerative Agriculture

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    There are so many buzz words being thrown around today; sustainable, organic, biodynamic, regenerative... but what do they all actually mean? The answers will probably not only surprise you but also empower you to be able to support those who are trying to change things for the better. Read on to find out more!   Summary Regenerative agriculture is a healthy and sustainable farming practice that...
  • Get Ready For Spring: Seeds To Sow in August

    Get Ready For Spring: Seeds To Sow in August

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    Hit the ground running in Spring by sowing seeds now in August! Here in Perth, we experience a Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy Winters and hot, dry Summers. The Perth area is often grouped into a Warm Temperate climate, which is very similar but typically features higher Summer rainfall. The following August planting guide is for the Perth area. If you are from another...
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