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Harvest

‘If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.’ – Michael Pollan

Food. We need it, and we love it. Especially food of the plant variety. Here you’ll find an eclectic collection of plant-based recipes, stories about food, farms, growers and more. Yum!

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Microbial Love: An Earthy Chat With the Land Gardeners

Botanica, HarvestA guide to deep soil appreciation with two of the most fanatical composters we've ever met.

Obscure Edibles: Growing a Radical and Delicious New World

HarvestTwo queens of the vegetable patch share their favourite obscure edible plants. Get growing!

Surviving the Urban Jungle, with Help from Herbs

HarvestThis is how naturopath Sarah Fehlberg survives in Sydney's urban jungle.

Book Review: Milkwood by Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar

HarvestGrowing joy and abundance with a passionate pair of permaculturalists.

Edible Garden Planning in Small Urban Spaces

HarvestLet Byron Smith from Urban Growers help you plan your city veggie patch this spring.

A Guide to Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

HarvestIn an area no bigger than a domestic front yard, any gardener can grow a year’s supply of fruit & vegetables. Get planting!

The Buzz on Native Bees ‘n Bugs with Tobias Smith

HarvestA chat about native bugs and bees with pollination ecologist Dr Tobias Smith.

Tamil Feasts: Revolution is a Dinner Party

HarvestEating can be a revolutionary act, just ask the team at Tamil Feasts!

From Soil to Plate: District Exhibits at Sydney Royal Easter Show

HarvestWe head behind the scenes to get the low down on one of the biggest/maddest events at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Plant Cheese, Plants Please

HarvestTonya Papanikolov explores the beauty and benefits of a plant based cheese.

Food Gardening: The Ultimate in Surprise Seeking

HarvestNatasha Grogan reckons food gardening is the easiest way to inject joy and surprise into your life.

The Surprising Botany of Icecream

HarvestA sweet exploration of the surprising and secret botany of icecream

Mama Kin is a Rock n’ Roll Gardening Goddess

Harvest, PeopleMama Kin's spirit animal is a ride-on lawnmower.

Kooks: The Social Winery

HarvestA chat with Alec Law, one of the kooks behind Kooks Social Winery.

Put your Bee Goggles on!

HarvestBeekeeper Doug Purdie has written a new book - The Bee Friendly Garden. It's a winner.

Recipe: Tarator Cauliflower with Rainbow Chard and Bulgur Wheat

HarvestHetty McKinnon of Arthur Street Kitchen shares a recipe from her new cookbook, Neighbourhood.

The Manscape: The Mating Rituals of Bees

HarvestA celebration of the womanly awesomeness of bees!

Chasing Bees in Sardinia

HarvestAlecia Wood writes of a summer spent beekeeping in Italy.

Herbal Wisdom for Women’s Health

HarvestExplore the healing properties of herbs traditionally used to support womens health.

Winter in the Veggie Garden

HarvestGet stuck into winter gardening jobs with Fabian Capomolla of the Hungry Gardener

Food + Friends: A Story and Recipe

HarvestHetty McKinnon on community building around the dinner table. And a recipe!

Produce to the People

HarvestWe talk with Produce to the People's inspiring founder, Penelope Dodd.

Life at Soho Rose Farm (it’s blooming)

Botanica, HarvestMeaghan Cook visits Soho Rose Farm in Drysdale, Victoria.

Craig Scott: The Gentle Grower

HarvestWe feast on flowers at Craig Scott's Mangrove Mountain farm.

Biodynamic Magic

HarvestWe visit Jurlique's biodynamic flower farm in the Adelaide Hills.

Sophie Hansen’s Maple and Orange Granola Recipe

HarvestMake your own granola with this nourishing and aromatic recipe from Sophie Hansen of Local Is Lovely.

Eat Your (Sea) Greens!

HarvestGal Dente swap classic ingredients for seaweed in four recipes that will change the way you eat!

Buena Vista Farm: A Tree & Sea Change

HarvestThe bees are busy making honey and the hens are a-laying at Buena Vista Farm.

Michelle Crawford’s Pavlova: An Interview With Dessert

HarvestA brown sugar pavlova recipe, and a musing on the importance of rituals in our daily life.

A Congee Ritual

HarvestHetty McKinnon shares her congee recipe, inspired by the ritual meals of her childhood.

RECIPE: Chard & Chorizo Pie

HarvestA deliciously cheesy recipe from Rohan Anderson's new book, A Year of Practiculture.

Food on the Run 3: Hearty Winter Veggies

HarvestThe Gal Dente gals head to Kurrawong Organics, on the hunt for hearty winter vegetables

Food on the Run 2: Roadside Truffle & Cream Spaghetti

HarvestThe Gal Dente girls are back with the second instalment of their recent food road trip extravaganza - Black truffles from Oberon!

Food On The Run: Car Baked Apples

HarvestCreative food duo Gal Dente fire up the Car-B-Q!

The Dirt: Matthew Horton

Harvest, PeopleAn interview with Matthew Horton, owner of Rainy Lane cold pressed juice.

Fire Tonic: A Recipe

HarvestIt’s winter and people are getting bugs. I don’t want the bad bugs so I did some…

From the Forest Floor: A Field Guide to Mushroom Picking

HarvestA field guide to picking and eating red pine mushrooms.

The Lavender Project

Botanica, HarvestSally Wilson visits a lavender farm in the heart of cactus country.

Recipe: Broad Bean, Mint, Parsley & Pomegranate Fattoush

HarvestA recipe by Matt Wilkinson from his new book 'Mr Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads'.

Recipe: Fig, Sweet Potato & Labne Salad

HarvestYour new favourite salad recipe. Right here. NOW.

Grower Profile: Georgia Savage

HarvestSurely starting a garden at a property slated for demolition within the next year would be a waste of time, right? Wrong.

Grower Profile: Serena Ashmore

HarvestSerena Ashmore’s story is really powerful. It not only addresses the power of gardens to heal human hearts, but also highlights the potential of the digital world in connecting, supporting, and encouraging young gardeners, as Serena has discovered.

Grower Profile: Chantal Tenace

HarvestAn interview with a horticultural mover and shaker who instigated the construction of a community garden at her apartment block.

Grower Profile: Ben McMenamin + Greening RMIT

HarvestAn interview with Ben McMenamin, a foodie and gardener who is passionate about encouraging people to grow their own veggies. An inspiring tale!

Recipe: Rose & Garlic Chicken

HarvestRose & Garlic Chicken?! Yes, please! This recipe by Gal Dente is the last in their series of companion plant based food treats. It's a winner. Yum.

Recipe: Sweet Cabbage and Camomile Cake

HarvestGal Dente continue their exploration of companion plants that work both in the garden AND the kitchen with this rather curious recipe combining cabbage and camomile!

The Dirt: Borja Valls

Harvest, PeopleAn interview with Borja Valls, owner of Common 2 Us organic farm, about farming, revolution, and a big chunk of chemical free controversy.

Recipe: Strawberry & Baby Spinach Salad

HarvestAnother recipe by Gal-Dente exploring the connections between plants in the garden and how they translate in the kitchen. Such a brilliant concept! This one sounds delicious...

Recipe: Roast Fennel & Dill Dip

HarvestThe first in a series of four recipes based on plant connections by food styling duo Gal Dente.

Recipe: Blackened Chilli, Buffalo Mozzarella & Lemon Crème Fraiche

HarvestA delicious (and fiery!) recipe by master of the salad, Hetty McKinnon of Arthur Street Kitchen.

Recipe: Turmeric & Semolina Cake a.k.a Sfoof

HarvestWe love food, we love the colour yellow, and turmeric is our plant of the month. So, we made a yellow cake from turmeric, and ate it too. It was truly delicious! Here's the recipe.

Crispy Polenta Squares with sauteed dandelion

HarvestMost people would recognise dandelions from their childhood, picking the yellow flowers and blowing the dried seed…

Recipe: Chickweed & Mallow Salad With Pear, Hazelnuts, & Balsamic Reduction

HarvestChickweed and Mallow are very common weeds in our area of Sydney. They also happen to be…

The Peasants of Pleasantville: A visit to Seed Savers HQ

HarvestMichel and Jude Fanton are some of the seediest folk I’ve ever met, in the best possible…

The Big Business of Food

HarvestThe National Farmer’s Federation says that each Australian farmer produces enough food to feed 600 people annually…

Recipe: Stinging Nettle Tart with Goat’s Curd & Parsley

HarvestStinging nettles sting. We all know that. They’re also weeds. But, as always, there are two sides…

Grown, Gathered and Shared

HarvestMoney. It’s really not my thing. I’m not good at counting it, managing it or asking people…

Recipe: Nasturtium Pesto Linguine

HarvestWeeds. They’re just plants growing in the wrong place. They’re also free and abundant, and (if edible!)…

Recipe: A Sensual Botanical Elixir

HarvestMasters of patience, natural beauty and the art of the reveal, plants have a thing or two…

Pomegranate and Walnut Relish With Chargrilled Eggplant

HarvestIt’s fascinating and mildly amusing to explore the lores surrounding aphrodisiac foods. Whether fact or fiction, the…

The Dirt: Nick Ritar

Harvest, PeopleAn interview with Milkwood Permaculture co-founder Nick Ritar about murdering plants, food ethics and connection.

Recipe: Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

HarvestA few years back, the marketing term ‘superfood’ surfaced, starting a craze of slamming down blueberries, while…

The Botany of Memory

HarvestIf our present is in progress and the future is unwritten, then isn’t our memory what we have…

Black-Eyed Peas with Kale & Fennel

HarvestAs one grows older, the concept of memory becomes ever more elusive. As my younger self, I…

Fresh From The Pharm Gate

Botanica, HarvestIt would be understandable if you thought I could eat and house myself with the eloquence of…

When Rotten Goes Right

HarvestBacteria have been unfairly judged. From an early age, we are taught to fear it, avoid it,…

Worlds End Farm

HarvestWhen I think of shelter, in my head I see four walls and a roof. My heart,…

Food as Shelter: A Recipe

HarvestIn our homes there exists an inextricable web of food experiences, memories and stories that provide us…

Trackside Farming in Mumbai

HarvestIn early 2013 Dutch photographer Henk Wildschut visited Mumbai, the largest city in India and one of…

The Last Supper

HarvestFor me, one of the saddest things about death is no longer being able to eat, to…