Do you enjoy writing about horticulture, sustainability and the environment?  SGA are looking for volunteer writers to contribute to our website, our monthly newsletter Cuttings and our socials in the following two categories:

Articles of general interest:

  • sustainable gardening and building community
  • food security and resilience through gardening
  • gardening tips


Stories about gardening experiences:

  • Your personal patch, whether it be a great vegie garden, a sustainable haven for wildlife, a repurposed container growing lettuce on a balcony
  • A seed saver, food swap or similar group or local community garden
  • A particular area of passion
  • Something interesting or bizarre going on in your garden
  • Career and business opportunities in sustainable gardening

If you would like to see some examples of the sort of thing we are after, click here to see some of the reader’s stories that have already been published.



Please read the following guidelines before submitting your work.

  • Articles and stories will be reviewed for their suitability by the Editor.
  • All stories and articles should be original.  Anything previously published should be referenced or a link made to the appropriate web page.
  • Please keep submissions to between 500 and 1000 words if possible.
  • Photos should be added as separate attachments in jpg format with around 500 Kb – 1 Mb size.
  • Landscape format photos work better than portrait, especially if they need to be cropped.
  • Make sure you include your full name and a contact phone number.
  • We may need to make editorial changes to both grammar and content and will take care of formatting and preparing your article for publishing.
  • Authors will be credited and copyright will remain with the author.
  • We will let you know whether or not your article or story is to be published.

Submissions can be emailed to with the title Volunteer writers.

So get your quills out and get creative – write on!