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EARTH GARDEN is Australia’s original journal of sustainable living for householders seeking a more eco-conscious lifestyle. For more than 49 years the supportive network of Earth Gardeners has been guiding and reflecting the movement away from high- consumption lifestyles.



Welcome to the Autumn issue of Earth Garden.  Flower power rules! Tara Luca, flower farmer from Olive Gap Organic Farm in northern NSW, describes her wonderful growing lifestyle.  Our garden chef, Gary Thomas, writes passionately and evocatively about his time with a master balsamic maker, tapping a 100 year old barrel; our weekend hippie, Liz Ingham, has the low-down on DIY light-earth wall panel construction; and Jessie has the next instalment on food waste action for kids.  There’s so much more in the Autumn issue.  Grab it at your newsagent today, or subscribe here:

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Earth Garden began as Australia’s quarterly magazine for alternative lifestyles and eco-living in 1972.  Its readership grew rapidly throughout the 1970s, and has stayed high ever since.  Forty-nine years later the magazine is still published on the first day of each new season, and EG 199, our Autumn issue, was published on 1 March.  

 Over the years EG has published numerous other titles in magazine format: 12 volumes of ‘Back Yard Farmer’, three volumes of ‘City Permaculture’, three chook volumes, and many, many others.  

EG also ran ‘The Good Life Book Club’ for more than 15 years, twice-annually producing a catalogue of many titles related to the topics EG covers in the magazine.  However, in the past 12 years sales of these other titles have dropped dramatically as people switch to iPads, kindles, ebooks, videos on Youtube, and other digital information sources.

The publishers, Alan and Judith Gray, decided to redesign the magazine and concentrate on creating the most beautiful magazine possible, rather than ‘spreading themselves thinly’ trying to publish or sell too many titles. 

So today, Earth Garden focusses solely on the magazine, and its friends at now sell many of the recent back copies plus most of the EG books, such as ‘Chook Wisdom’ ‘Back Yard Ovens' and many more.