Just like humans, animals like living near coastal plains and waterways. In fact, cities such as Sydney and Melbourne are “biodiversity hotspots”
Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter, when birds needs extra energy, and spring, when many species build nests and raise young.
For years, Toni Genberg assumed a healthy garden was a healthy habitat. That’s how she approached the landscaping around her home in northern Virginia.
Trees and vegetation in urban heat islands turn green earlier in the year but are less sensitive to temperature change than vegetation in surrounding rural regions, according to a new study.
The tomato’s path from wild plant to household staple is much more complex than researchers have long thought.
Rural school gardens get students back in touch with their food, a new study finds.
What’s not to like about gardening? It’s a great way to get outdoors, away from everyday routines, and to exercise your creativity.
Australians eat a lot of water – the water that is used to produce our food. New findings from our Foodprint Melbourne study estimate that more than 475 litres of water is used to grow each person’s food every day.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a bushfire tears through a landscape. From the blackened soil springs an extraordinary natural revival – synchronised germination that carpets the landscape in flowers and colour.
Bees are pretty good at maths – as far as insects go, at least. We already know, for example, that they can count up to four and even understand the concept of zero.
When I answer my office phone as an extension vegetable specialist, from time to time it’s someone asking how they can get recognition for growing a huge tomato, possibly the biggest one ever.
About eight years ago, 10 families (including mine) and others started a small community garden in Saskatoon.
Chernobyl has become a byword for catastrophe. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently brought back into the public eye by the hugely popular TV show of the same name
Have you have seen ants this year? In Britain, they were probably black garden ants, known as Lasius niger – Europe’s most common ant.
You might feel bad about having a less-than-manicured lawn, but it’s great for bees and other pollinators.
The species Solanum centrale, also known as kutjera in several Aboriginal languages, or the desert raisin in English, stands out in Australia’s wild bush tomato family in more ways than one.
As a plant biologist I have spent a long time interested in what makes plants salt tolerant. Some plants can grow and thrive in very salty soils, saltier than the sea, while others (like most of our staple crops) will fail to flourish.
Sunlight, harnessed by plants in the process of photosynthesis, powers almost all life on earth.
If you would like to know how to grow a big harvest of sweet potato watch this video for my five top tips on sweet potato growing!
Nature is just like us: it likes to be treated with respect, to be approached with an open heart and with care. Our energy fields will then come into harmony with one another and our intuitive perception will be enhanced.