Green Grass of Home
Back in 1895, botanist Frederick Turner identified more than a dozen native grass species which could be successfully grown here as cereal crops…
ECOS Article – Forgotten Treasures
As pastures and lawns wither in the grip of the extended drought, native grasses, maligned by pastoralists since colonial times, are showing their remarkable pedigree and potential for Australian conditions.Researcher and businessman Ian Chivers is championing their strong credentials for both suburban and rural applications
Australian Life Scientists article – How green is our valley?
Native grass expert Ian Chivers was harvesting kangaroo grass in a droughted paddock in Craigieburn, in Melbourne’s semi-rural north in 1988 – the year of Australia’s bicentennial – when a patch of verdant green among nearby rocks caught his eye.