Gift Ideas for Sustainable Gardeners

If you're like me, come the beginning of December, I'm scratching my head to think of suitable presents that might be appreciated by the recipients.…

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Can’t compost food waste? Try sharing it

Would you like to reduce your carbon footprint by decreasing food waste which accounts for 30% of all the resources used in farming i.e. water,…

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Sustainable Garden Furniture

Even if we live in an apartment, most of us have some sort of garden furniture – even if it is just one chair. Traditionally made out of wood, tables…

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Sustainable Garden Edging

Photo by Ferelise and Alan Bonollo Why bother with garden edging? Why not just let plants grow up to the edges of lawn (if you have it) or of paths?…

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Green Manure

If you have a bit of space in your garden, growing green manures or cover crops is a great way to improve soil fertility and add organic matter to…

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Dedication to Productivity and Recycling

The first in SGA's series of Sustainable Open Gardens and Tours, Zofia's garden in Mt. Waverley, is an examplar of productivity and aesthetics with…

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Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Spent coffee grounds are increasingly recommended by professionals and gardeners as a sustainable way to improve your garden soil and provide…

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Upcycled Containers for the Garden

If you like avoiding waste, being practical and saving money, then upcycling is for you. With a little imagination and a keen eye you can make…

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Garden Edging from Recycled Material

Not all of us have half a metre of topsoil in our backyards – unfortunately. So to get a decent depth for plants, especially veggies, to grow, we are…

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Diverting Rubbish from Landfill: Recycled Treasures

“My garden is chock-a-block with rescued plants, rescued pots & garden furniture, mirrors, birdcages, wheelbarrows, barrel hoops, ladders and…

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