Gardens in Melbourne’s north-east are on lockdown due to ‘potentially dangerous’ insects


Gardens in the south-east of Melbourne are being placed on lockdown because of possible “potentially hazardous” insects.The city’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (DAFRA) has urged residents to remain indoors after the insects were found in gardens.DAFRA said the insects are called “pigweed mites” and are believed to be the first species of […]

Fredriks Meijer’s legacy still alive in longwood gardens


Longwood Gardens Cemetery is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.The original gardens are still open and the memorial garden still stands, with the original sign still up on the north side of the main entrance.“I would say that it’s a very sad day, it’s sad to see the gardens go, especially when the memorial is […]

What We Learned From a Springfield Gardens Year that Couldn’t Have Been Permanently Taught


By the time the centennial of the California State University at Fresno was over, the world was in the throes of another major crop crisis. The California drought had hit its peak, and the state had been hit hard by the Dust Bowl and the severe flooding that followed it. It was a perfect storm of environmental […]