The following stories have all been submitted by the wonderful members of our SGA community… sustainable gardeners just like you! Enjoy.

Yackandandah Community Garden is blooming marvellous

Yackandandah is an historic country town tucked away in foothills of the Stanley State Forest in north east Victoria. It is a warm place with a…

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Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden – Sustainable Gardening in Good Company

Exciting things are afoot in the Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden. New volunteer gardeners keep coming back to make a difference. They help…

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A New Life Through Gardening

Part of the pleasure of gardening comes in the sharing of plants, seeds, learning and experience with other gardeners. There are so many stories of…

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Vegetable Patch From Scratch: Part 3

Despite the few very hot days we experienced in Melbourne the vegetable garden survived. I used shade cloth during the day and by the evening the…

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A Queensland Patch

Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Director of The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at Queensland University of Technology…

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Vegetable Patch From Scratch: Part 2

Chapter 2: Growing quickly It’s pretty impressive how quickly the vegetables are growing. The lettuces have almost filled up the bed they’re in. The…

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Vegetable Patch from Scratch

Over the coming months we are going to follow Mei Yin, a novice vegie gardener, as she creates her own productive patch and grows at home for the…

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Sustainable Wicking Worm Bed

Progress Updated March 2013 When I built my first wicking worm bed 10 months ago, it was a test bed designed to gain experience with the process.  My…

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Grow Your Own – A Reader’s Story

As we Australians seem to get busier, there is a growing urgency for a chance to reverse the trend and STOP and take time to share with others around…

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The Importance of Heritage Fruit Trees

This post has been submitted by one of SGA's Cuttings readers. See the bottom of this post for info on how you too can contribute to our website. In…

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Hydroponic Gardening

This post has been submitted by one of SGA's Cuttings readers. See the bottom of this post for info on how you too can contribute to our website.…

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My Gardening Therapy

I have experienced bouts of depression and anxiety since I was a teenager. Having lived in apartments and rental houses and growing things in pots…

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A Canberra Sustainable Garden

Living in Canberra sees a variety of climates ranging from hot to very cold with some frost including at times even snow. The snow falls have been…

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Adjusting to a cooler climate

My current patch is my fifth garden and my second smallest. I had to come down from the heights of a 5 acre garden on the northern tablelands of NSW…

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My Shed Mosaic

I'm an avid gardener and I love spending time in my vegie garden, but my gaze would often drift over to an ugly tin shed that seemed to dominate the…

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Biodynamic Community Farm

Tucked away in the lush southwest corner of Western Australia is Gardenup, a biodynamic farm, in the town of Boyup Brook. But it's not just any…

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Greening a Harsh Environment

Hillside, in Melbourne's outer north-western suburbs, is experiencing a housing boom. New streets and homes are springing up everywhere. But it's one…

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View Street Garden – Turning a Dam into a Billabong

View Street Garden is such a humble name for this magnificent garden in its magnificent landscape setting alongside the Yarra River, in the inner…

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Converting a Tennis Court

This former tennis court has had a couple of changes in its lifetime, but its latest is to become a sustainable garden with putting greens! We are…

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Sue McKinnon’s Garden

Location: Rosanna, Victoria This garden won the Banyule City Council 'Best Residential Sustainable Garden' award for 2003-2004. Sue runs a gardening…

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