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  1. 27 March 2023 - Science Matters

    Woody Meadows greening our cities the right way

    University of Melbourne research helps councils, agencies and developers fill public spaces across Australia with beautiful, practical, native Woody Meadows.

  2. 10 May 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Protecting Australia’s citrus industry

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified an Australian strain of fungus that causes citrus rot, calling for controls to protect the citrus industry

  3. 3 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Illuminating Indigenous culture through plants

    Zena Cumpston, University of Melbourne has produced a new indigenous plant guide to encourage their use, appreciation as well as highlighting Indigenous science

  4. 3 December 2019 - Science Matters

    How micro-doses of nature help our health and climate

    Bringing nature to urban spaces is a key part of the solution to major health and environmental challenges say University of Melbourne and international experts

  5. 30 August 2019 - Science Matters

    The science that stops possums eating your garden

    When possums ate her garden, University of Melbourne's Professor Lynne Selwood fought back and invented a spray that protects plants from possum browsing.

  6. 20 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Swapping guns for gardening

    In the aftermath of WWII, training in horticulture and gardening gave returned Australian servicemen and women a chance for a fresh start.

  7. 30 October 2015 - Science Matters

    Growing greener cities

    The Growing Green Guide is giving people the tools they need to incorporate green roofs, green walls and vertical gardens into their homes and businesses.

  8. 9 October 2015 - Science Matters

    Veggie gardens are so hot right now

    As inner-city community vegetable gardens boom, University of Melbourne students are learning by doing, and eating the fruits - and vegetables - of their labour