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Recent Garden Stories

There are many garden stories that could be added here. Researching and documenting more of them is part of what RIG Network does to share inspiration – and encourage better practice for sustainability and longevity. 

The NT Gardens website, developed by Dr Andy Hume and Affiliated with RIG Network was launched in October 2012. The website draws together stories from 40 top end NT community and school gardens. The website aims are:

1. To promote NT school and community gardens – ‘growing nutrition in the NT’

2. To provide a free site for remote gardens to add/have their own a page

3. To give gardeners the contact details to get in touch with each other.

If you are involved with a garden or garden project in the NT  - of whatever type – you might like to add your details to the NT Gardens website. 

To access the full list of garden stories – including ones from 2010-2011 – visit/click on Garden Updates & Projects Underway on the homepage and scroll back to earlier entries. 

Updates & Projects Underway (2012- 2013)

Garden Stories sourced from our Garden Profile Survey that was undertaken in mid 2009:

Garden Stories sourced from Rachel Green’s thesis (2009)

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  1. March 30, 2012

    Hi, when I had a bigger garden running than I have now, I did some research about companion planting, and learned that some of the plants which have been cultivated the longest, are squashes, (pumpkin’s ancestors), which are still companion planted in the Americas in the middle of a circle of corn, and each corn stalk is given a bean plant to grow up the corn also. All three plants together provide all of the essential amino acids, are good growing companions, and have been grown together for longer than human beings lived in settlements and/or villages, but got grown by Native American hunter gatherers, who could build a compost mound, and leave the seeds in the Earth, and know a harvest may be ready for their return, so long as the rains came. . . . which made me wonder about the relationships between gardening and rain harvesting, especially since the Californian genetically modified larger than normal strawberry crops, are known to have been responsible for having increased the rainfall over the lands of the strawberry farmers. All of which makes me ponder on the relative wisdom of us white people needing to learn to plant native pumpkins and bush tomatoes perhaps.

  2. lisa permalink
    March 30, 2013

    great to see all the beautiful gardens happening out there, must be more too, as there is a great pemaculture garden at yarrabah community and i heard of one also at mornington island which does a lot of value-adding to their excess produce, preserving and drying etc, building skills and ensuring extended food availability throughout the year…re last comment from rebekah, some readers may feel increased rainfall to be a good thing, so need to emphasise that gm technology has been found to produce toxins in comsumers and increasing concern and problems with many crops worldwide, tho most countries and communities continue to say ‘no’ to gm, please see more on http://www.geneethics.org/ where you can learn about gm and add to the list of gm-free councils in australia…….

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