In the third part of my chat with Jack Etkin of Shaw TV’s Citizens’ Forum here in Victoria, BC, we are looking at organic gardening practices.

Nature always puts the right plant into the right place. So what is the ecological role of those plants we call weeds?

And how can we get away from endless hours doing chores like weeding, or digging, or trimming and cleaning — and instead enjoy a lush vibrant garden that takes less time and less work with every passing year?

My favourite gardening techniques these days are the “rip-and-flip” and the “chop-and-drop”. I also have some tips for organic lawns.

I bet you too will never look at dandelions the same way again!