Good Organic Gardening



Not exactly a book but no less a source of vital info, Branch Out is a series of five 10-minute podcasts from Royal Botanic Garden Sydney hosted by science communicator, Vanessa Fuchs. At the time of writing, the first episode, No Plants No Medicine, was up, looking at some of the many thousands of plant species), a rainforest giant whose seeds, celebrated in Indigenous songlines, contain a poisonous chemical that could be effective against the viruses that cause HIV infection, hepatitis C and dengue fever. Fascinating — listen while you garden.

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