Made up primarily of volunteers, we have 6 very part-time and casual staff.  Together we are a vibrant and capable team.

Key Volunteers


Dr. Sharron Pfueller, Former Monash University researcher and educator, environmentalist and sustainability advocate. Background in biochemistry, immunology and environmental science.


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).

Adrienne Crabb, Human Resources and Database Administration (Humanities and teaching, office administration, accounts and customer service)

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

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

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

Penny Plain, Office Administration  (Office management and travel)

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)