Feature Story

JerryGreen with Remedy: low impact ways to manage garden pests

Jerry Coleby-Williams, ABC Gardening Australia presenter and organic gardening expert, talks to Jo Immig about why we need to stop using hazardous pesticides in our gardens and opt for safer solutions to solve pest problems while being kind to the environment and our health.

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Case Study

Randwick Community Organic Garden: an oasis in the middle of the city

butterflyHorticulturist Emma Daniell knows the secret to growing healthy plants and is only too happy to share her knowledge and experience with others.  As the volunteer coordinator at the Randwick Community Organic Garden, Emma works with members of the community who are interested in changing from traditional gardening methods to organic techniques.

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What you can do

Switching to common-sense pest management

Summer is the time we all experience a greater number of creatures taking up residence in our homes. Who hasn’t had a few cockroaches, flies or mosquitoes come to visit? If you’ve got pets then fleas and ticks may be unwelcome visitors too.

By following simple common-sense pest management techniques you can achieve good long-term control of pests without exposing your family to hazardous residues left behind on benches and floors after pesticide treatments.

1. Outsmarting cockroaches
2. Living with spiders
3. Natural pet carefleas and ticks
4. Frequent flyers – flies and mozzies
5. Antidote for ants

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We want your green cleaning tips!

Send us in your best tip for safe, green cleaning and be in the running for some great free gifts!

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How many pesticides are being used in your child’s daycare centre?

A new report from the US has confirmed that children are exposed to a number of different pesticides on a daily basis while attending daycare.

[See also the online book: Safer Solutions Integrated Pest Management for Schools and Child Care Centres ]

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Latest News

WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Children’s Health opens

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Children’s Health opened in Perth, WA last year at the Telethon Institute.

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