Issue 21: Australia & New Zealand

Pest Control

It doesn’t matter if this is your first outdoor vegetable garden, indoor grow, or if you manage a giant commercial facility; bugs and plant diseases can be equally devastating and challenging to treat.

This edition is packed with articles to help you stay bug and disease-free. In Why IPM is the Secret Solution to Your Gardening Success, Colin Bell explains what integrated pest management is and why he thinks it is so crucial. In How Plants Produce Their Own Pest Control, Dr Callie Seaman exposes the tip of the iceberg as we learn more about how plants defend themselves.

A healthy garden is your first defence. Soil amenders like worm castings can have a considerable impact on your plants. In Fighting Pests, Diseases, and Improving Soil Health with Vermicast, Anne Gibson digs deep into the subject.

The year 2020 brought so many issues facing our planet to light. So much has changed in such a short time. What will happen when things have truly “re-opened”? Everest Fernandez gives us a lot to think about as he questions freedom and the sincerity of billionaires in Reset This!

Happy reading!

In this issue

Why IPM is the Secret Solution to Your Gardening Success

The more you use insecticides, the less they work to keep plants bug-free. Colin Bell talks integrated pest management and why it’s crucial to a healthy garden.

Jersey Farm

Savina River, WA, Australia

Olive trees and their branches are a traditional symbol of peace, health, and fertility. Jersey Farm wants customers to taste those properties in its products.

Pepo Farms

Ovens Valley, Victoria, Australia

Family-owned and operated Pepo Farms is the first and only Australian producer of pumpkin seeds for eating, specialising in the “naked” dark green pumpkin.

Perth City Farm

East Perth, WA, Australia

Once covered with old warehouses with no greenery to speak of, Perth City Farm is now a lush permaculture featuring trees, vegetable plants, chickens, and more.

Paris Creek Farms

Meadows, SA, Australia

Between Strathalbyn and Meadows in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Paris Creek Farms is an organic dairy passionate about caring for the land and the animals.