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Issue 19: Australia & New Zealand

Indoor Growing

In this issue

Pest Prevention: The Itsy Bitsy Spider Mite

Pests are a fact of life in the garden, but there are ways to keep them out! Rich Hamilton guides us on how to prevent and treat a spider mite infestation.

Going with the Flow: An Interview with Hydroponics Guru William Texier

There may not be anyone more passionate about hydroponics than William Texier. Get to know the industry veteran better in this interview by Catherine Sherriffs.

Making The Switch From HID To LED Grow Lights

LED grow lights have come a long way, and so have the growers using them! Alex Fraser offers some tips for switching from HID lights to LEDs in the grow room.

How To Avoid Rookie Mistakes In The Grow Room

Left the faucet running all night? Got pest problems or fluctuating temperatures? Martyna Krol guides us on how to avoid common issues in the grow room.

A Brief Overview of the History Of Hydroponics

Some say it’s a new way to grow, but hydroponics has been around since ancient times! In this timeline, Jesse Singer gives a brief look at the method’s history.

Repurposing Empty Skyscrapers Into Urban Farms

Skyscrapers are empty; COVID-19 has the occupancy rate in city office towers at an all-time low. Albert Mondor explores transforming them into urban farms.

Enviroganic Farm

Murringo, NSW, Australia

Enviroganic Farm’s founders, Angus and Sonya Dowling continue the family’s commitment to the land with holistic organic production systems to ensure the wellbeing of the environment.

Gurra Downs

Gurra Gurra, South Australia, Australia

Gurra Downs offers a unique selection of tastes, colours, and textures from the date varieties they grow, and this is an exciting new industry to watch. 

The Urban Farm

Cotton Tree, Queensland, Australia

The Urban Farm provides habitat for the biodiversity of flora and fauna enabling families, schools and childcare groups to enjoy, discover and learn. 

Regans Ridge Olives

Regans Ford, WA, Australia

Catherine and daughters Elise, Sabrina and Ellen along with a small team of local workers, operate a grove of 23,000 olive trees at Regans Ridge Olives.

The Medicinal Benefits Of Wild Raspberries

Caroline Rivard is back with another installment in her medicinal weeds series. This time, she looks at the many benefits associated with wild raspberries.

New Holiday Tradition: Potted Christmas Conifers

Forget cutting down a Christmas tree or putting up a fake. We’ve got a new holiday tradition for you: eco-friendly potted conifers! Cosmic Knot explains.