About the author

Jackie Dargaville is a certified biodynamic farmer based in South Gippsland, Victoria. She has a long history of producing organic produce for her family, farmers’ markets and a cafe in her local village. Her focus has always been on reducing chemicals in food and farming practices and striving to approach self-sufficiency.


Jackie’s background and experience ensures that the wealth of information contained in The Vegie Box is soundly based in the theory and practice of organic growing. She has been a passionate advocate of growing, eating and living without chemicals for decades, and aims to spread the word about the health and flavour benefits of organic growing.