Blog

Our blog features a variety of gardening and growing tips on topics such as soil biology, wicking bed construction, composting, grafting, pruning, water-saving and irrigation. Plus we regularly post recipes to help you make the most of the ‘seasonal glut’ and tips on how to live in a more sustainable way.
Could your next car be electric?

Could your next car be electric?

The advantages of choosing to drive an electric vehicle (EV) are clear. They can be charged at home, preferably from solar panels, they have zero emissions (once built) and they have fewer moving parts, requiring considerably less maintenance. It will shortly be...

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Masters of disguise – the Tawny Frogmouth

Masters of disguise – the Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouths are one of our most popular native birds. They recently came runner-up for the second time in 3 years in the Guardian/BirdLife Bird of the Year poll. In this article is some interesting information about these much-adored birds and some advice about...

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Queensland Fruit Fly Blog #5

Queensland Fruit Fly Blog #5

A reminder to put out your protein baits for Queensland Fruit Fly. These kill male and female flies. The Wild May lures are less critical now as they primarily tell you when QFF are around and plenty of people are catching them! It is a good idea to continue to use...

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Net for success!

Net for success!

Netting selection is a vital aspect of insect control in the fruit and vegie garden. Appropriate mesh size will protect fruit and vegetables from a range of insects while inappropriate may increase the numbers of non beneficial insects including aphids and thrips....

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Soil and Climate Change Part 2

Soil and Climate Change Part 2

In her previous article, Bev described the importance of looking after agricultural soil in order to store more CO2. In this article, she looks at the impact of regenerative farming techniques on improving soil. While still a small percentage of all farmers,...

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Profile: Robin Gale-Baker

Profile: Robin Gale-Baker

Sustainable Macleod members would know Robin Gale-Baker from the monthly Newsletter, her videos produced for Sustainable Macleod and her guidance and mentoring at Macleod Organic Community Garden. Others would recognise her for the wide range of sustainable projects,...

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Botany for home gardeners

Botany for home gardeners

Did you know we all use botanical theory in our garden, even if we don't realise it? By learning more about how plants work, we can make the most of how we manage our gardens. In this workshop we share interesting snippets of botany and how we can apply the...

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The how and why of wicking beds

The how and why of wicking beds

A comprehensive workshop on the how and why of wicking beds, including detailed explanation and notes on how to put together these water-saving, high-cropping beds. Learn: How to decide if wicking beds are right for you What materials are required How to assemble...

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Re-opening the community garden

Re-opening the community garden

Many of you have asked about when Macleod Organic Community Garden will be reopened for Members. Sustainable Macleod takes its duty of care to members seriously and will be taking all necessary steps to reopen safely. We are all keen to be able to get back into the...

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