Product Review – Cyclone’s New ‘Sculpt’ Range of Hedge Shears

The Australian gardening tool company Cyclone has launched its new ‘Sculpt’ range of shears and loppers, and I’ve been asked to write a product review! I was delighted at the opportunity to try these products out, as I formally teach pruning classes, have lots to […]

Permaculture Edible Hedges

If you thought that hedges and hedging were restricted to ornamental gardening only, you’d be seriously mistaken! Hedges are quite useful in a garden, and can serve many functions, such as: barriers for security, privacy and screening purposes shade for people or gardens – especially […]

Guest Post – A Personal Permaculture

Guest Article by Samantha LangloisProgram Coordinator, Organic Life The Permaculture movement has a well-educated and passionate following of dedicated practitioners. It also is terribly misunderstood by mainstream modern culture. The term ‘permaculture’ may indeed be one of the most misunderstood terms thrown around by […]

Guest Post – The Chicken Coop Checklist

Here is a guest article from Jack Smith from! Sustainability is something that’s close to my heart, so when I started looking into keeping chickens I was shocked at how confusing it seemed. I just wanted to know how to build a chicken coop […]