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17: Jon Moore | World Organic News | no-dig gardening method | Australia
3rd March 2015 • GREEN Organic Garden Podcast • Jackie Marie Beyer
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No-dig method

Jon Moore brings us his expertise and knowledge of the amazing “no-dig” process of natural gardening. You won’t want to miss this episode about the one straw revolution! Jon also hosts the Organic World News website where he compiles the most current and relevant information on organic agriculture being published at this time. His site is full of valuable gardening knowledge and know how! The search box is amazing! Check it out today!

Jon Moore is the creator of the World Organic News Website 

Tell me about your first gardening experience?

10 or 11 years old and planted wheat

What does organic gardening/earth friendly mean to you?

Following nature, no digging, leaving no soil uncovered and learning to live with weeds.

Who or what inspired you to start using organic techniques?

John Seymour – Grandfather of Organic Gardening in UK Complete book of self sufficiency

How did you learn how to garden organically using the no-dig method?

Started with Seymour’s techniques but then found The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

Tell us about something that grew well this year.

Sweet corn

Is there something you would do different next year or want to try/new?

Tends to stick to larger seeds, blue potatoes, mizuna – Japanese lettuce

Tell me about something that didn’t work so well this season.

Lettuce had an early summer and it was about 105˚F/40˚C for weeks

Something that you find is easy to grow and is generally successful every-time.

Beans/broad beans/scarlet runner beans

no-dig method corn

Something you’d steer new gardeners away from that you find is typically challenging to grow in your climate


A favorite tool that you like to use? If you had to move and could only take one tool with you what would it be.

A pair of secateurs & sickle


Eating or harvesting vegetables or fruit on time? 

Pick outside leaves

Do you have any special techniques for cooking weird or unusual foods?

Fanny Farmer Cookbook

A favorite recipe you like to cook?


A favorite internet resource?

World Organic News

Journey to

A favorite reading material-book, mag, blog/website etc you can 

Complete Book of Self Sufficiency by John Seymour

If you have a business to you have any advice for our listeners about how to sell extra produce or get started in the industry?

Wanted to find things all together in one place

Final question-

If there was one change you would like to see to create a greener world what would it be? For example is there a charity or organization your passionate about or a project you would like to see put into action. What do you feel is the most crucial issue facing our planet in regards to the earth either in your local area or on a national or global scale?

Turn all golf courses to gardens.

Do u have an inspiration tip or quote to help motivate our listeners to reach into that dirt and start their own garden?

Don’t dig!

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