The changing climate of waterwise gardening

It’s common for unexperienced gardeners to bemoan the fact that Australia doesn’t offer the most ideal climate for sustaining heavily water-dependent gardens. Often, though, this is because some Australian garden

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A fervour for eucalypts: an interview with Dean Nicolle

Hailing from South Australia, Dr Dean Nicolle seems to have long held an interest in botany. From early beginnings studying horticulture in secondary school, to science at the University of

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There was still life in the old, dead tree

The view from the back veranda of my parents’ house is typical of rural areas of north-east Victoria: open paddocks spreading for miles across the valley floor before reaching the

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Melbourne’s teen explorer completes the Polar Hat Trick

In January this year, a young woman from Melbourne made history when she reached the South Pole after spending 37 gruelling days on the ice. At age sixteen, Jade Hameister

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Wollongong to Melbourne

Since early morning I’ve been driving across the Gippsland plain in my van. I’m on my way to Tanja on the south coast of New South Wales, from Melbourne where

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Rescue in the rainforest

My mornings are typical of anyone with kids. As I prep breakfast, julienning sweet potato and rinsing chickpeas, Misty tugs at my leg, looking for attention. She’s needy and wants

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Gardens for Wildlife: promoting biodiversity conservation in urban areas

To many, nature conservation is a thing that only occurs in wilderness areas such as national parks and reserves, or areas of private land with conservation covenants or Land for

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While filming in north-west Western Australia on another project, our crew were fortunate enough to meet some members of the Kara Jarri and Nyangumarta Warrarn rangers. These passionate custodians of

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Refuge: Tim Flannery on past and place in nature conservation

Home. Often our first source of connection with something other than people, it’s something many of us across the world have in common. Whether it’s connection to a specific place

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