Podcast Archive

Sustainable Living Podcasts

Sustainable Living – Episode 1: Interview with the President of Canberra City Farm, Fiona Tito Wheatland about the role of Canberra City Farm in living more sustainably.

Sustainable Living Podcast – Episode 1 – September 2020

Sustainable Living – Episode 2: In this episode Keith speaks to Simone Dilkara, Compost Manager at Landtasia Organic Farm. Simone discusses the importance of composting our waste plant, and plant derived material, and returning plant nutrients in the form of compost to the soil to improve its fertility and water holding capacity.

Sustainable Living Podcast – Episode 2 – October 2020

Sustainable Living – Episode 3: In this episode Keith talks to Katie Mills and Evan Turnbull who run the market garden, Department of Broccoli, at the Canberra City Farm. Katie and Evan discuss their journey starting from a background of very little gardening experience to become successful commercial market gardeners in Canberra. They reflect on some of the pitfalls and triumphs of gardening in the Canberra environment.

Sustainable Living Podcast – Episode 3 – November 2020

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Gardening Podcasts

August in the Canberra Garden 2020: It’s still cold outside, but there is a whisper of Spring in the early blossoms and wattle. So what can you do in the garden?

If you want to find a specific topic, here are the relevant time-stamps:

00:00 – Welcome
00:27– Keith’s background and experiences
05:01 – Future podcasts
08:25 – What to do in a Canberra garden garden in August
16:40 – What vegetables to grow in sun and shade
17:50 – Organic gardening
24:25 – Pollinator attractors
27:50 – Compost

August in the Canberra Garden 2020

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September in the Canberra Garden 2020: Well August has seen lots of rain, so where are we up to for early Spring? Keith and Vanessa talk about what we can do now in our gardens.

Looking for a special bit? :

  • 00:30 Wet weather
  • 02:10 Work to do in the garden in September
  • 09:00 What to plant in September
  • 20:40 Soil and soil-less growing media
  • 26:25 Green houses
September in the Canberra Garden 2020

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October in the Canberra Garden 2020: Spring so far has been quite mild and with plenty of rain our gardens are bursting into life. Keith and Vanessa talk about fertilising the garden to support that rapid growth as well as the challenges of dealing with some of the pests the warmer weather brings.

Looking for a special bit?:

  • 00:15 What to do in the garden in October
  • 10:30 Fertiliser
  • 15:30 Leaf curl on stone fruit trees 
  • 19:40 Grapes
  • 23:50 Fruit fly in apricot trees
October in the Canberra Garden 2020

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November in the Canberra Garden 2020: Spring is continuing to be quite mild and with plenty of rain our gardens are bursting into life. This month Keith and Vanessa discuss the importance of keeping a close look out for pests building up on our plants as the weather warms up as well as preparing our gardens for the approaching hot Summer weather.

Looking for a special bit?:

*00:10 What to do in the garden in November
*06:00 Pests
*16:20 Shade cloth
*19:30 Cross pollination
*25:20 Mulch

November in the Canberra Garden 2020

December in the Canberra Garden 2020: Summer has arrived. With a very mild spring and plenty of rain our gardens are bursting with life. Plants are growing rapidly along with the pests. This month Keith and Vanessa talk about what to do in the garden in December, the pests we need to keep a look out for at this time of year, looking after your fruit trees as well as the advantages and disadvantages of polycropping and intercropping.

Looking for a special bit?

  • 00:25- What to do in the garden in December
  • 5:40- Pests
  • 17:30- Fruit trees
  • 18:35- Polyculture and intercropping
December in the Canberra Garden 2020

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