Josh Byrne – SGA Patron

SGA caught up recently with our patron, Josh Byrne, to hear how he became interested in sustainability, and what he’s up to with the team at Josh…

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The Benefits of Indoor Plants

On average, every Australian spends around 90% of their time indoors, be it at work, at home, at the shops or the local pub - a figure that is quite…

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A Pathway to Sustainable Gardening

There are many prompts that lead people into wanting to get into gardening and grow their own food.  One of SGA’s enthusiastic volunteers tells us of…

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Choosing Fruit and Vegetables to Grow or Buy Organic on a Budget

If it is important to you to reduce your exposure to artificial chemicals in food, it can be quite expensive to buy organic fruit and veggies and it…

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Crowd Seed Harvests

Tiny Trowel, a relatively new initiative, seeks to engage the wider community to supply excess fresh fruit and veggies from back yard gardens to…

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Growing Little Learners – The Benefits of Gardening with Children

We sometimes think of gardening as an adult activity, and sometimes especially for older people This can get reinforced when we give in to our…

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Are glyphosate products safe to use?

Unless you follow the news in detail you might not know about current debates regarding the weed killer, glyphosate, widely used in garden products…

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Some SGA people

Who are the people who bring Cuttings and web articles to you? And keep our office, website and social media going? We are largely volunteers who are…

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Your Health and Red-Purple Veggies

You may have heard how eating red/purple/blue fruit can improve your health. Most focus has been on cherries, black grapes (and, therefore, red wine)…

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Green Thumb

Do you have a "green thumb" or aspire to one?  Do you think that people who have a "green thumb" have just been born that way?  Jane Ryrie, a keen…

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Decorative and Productive

This garden is for the soul as well as the stomach - a delight to all the senses. Visually gorgeous in any season, with spectacular camellias in…

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Heart in Garden

Nicla Byrnes writes: Gardening is more than soil and productivity. It is frequently much more profound - intersecting with personal experiences,…

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An Eclectic Family Garden

This garden has evolved for just over 12 years since the owners, Mim and Paul, moved in. They run a landscape design and construction business, and…

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Leanne’s Permaculture Garden

Leanne’s garden, based on permaculture principles, was one of those opened recently in our Open Gardens and Tours program. She describes it as being…

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An Inspiring Thornbury Garden

A garden created by Sharon and Craig Harris, recently opened to the public in Melbourne as part of SGA's Open Gardens and Tours program, attracted a…

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