Our team is largely volunteers, wtih 4 very part-time and casual paid staff and together we are a vibrant and capable force.

Key Volunteers

Dr. Colin Allison, Garden Chemicals Scientist (Backgrounds in analytical chemistry, climate change and measurement science (previously CSIRO), database management. Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute).

Megan Hallowes, Garden Industry (GGP program) Writer, Member Support and Event Assistance (Newspaper journalism,  Cert 3 retail nursery).

Dr. Sharron Pfueller, Science Consultant, Editor. Previously SGA CEO and communications manager. Retired Monash University coordinator of Master of Environment and Sustainability. Researcher, educator and sustainability advocate.

Jeff Phuah, Webinar Delivery, Recording and Editing (Information and Communications Technology professional)

Bruce Plain, Advisor to Bulleen Art and Garden, retail nursery management.

Employed Staff

Teresa Day, Learning and Training Manager (Sustainable design, community development, environmental education.  A home gardener, chicken keeper and forager keen to show how sustainable choices and lifestyle changes can be implemented}

Maree Kiefer, Garden Industry (GGP) Manager and Office Administrator (Tertiary qualified horticulturist, retail nursery management, garden design, office administration, web content management)

Catherine Fallon, Educator and Masterclass Coordinator (Tertiary qualifications in Dietetics, with focus on fruit and vegetable nutrients, hands-on experience in regenerative agriculture)

Tillie Priestley, Communications and Web Site Manager (Background in communications, public policy, social media management, marketing)