Learning Together to Garden Sustainably

SGA’s Community Workshops bring people together to learn about gardening sustainably, protecting our natural environment and improving our personal health and wellbeing. Our workshops are designed to be inspiring, grounded in the latest science and best gardening practice and are rich in practical projects and ideas for people to take home to implement in their own homes and gardens.

High Quality Information and Delivery

SGA is committed to delivering workshops of the highest quality that meet the needs of your community. We have very experienced presenters and have been engaged to run workshops by more than 15 Melbourne Metropolitan councils since 2017.  We will consult with you prior to a workshop to ensure it meets the needs of the audience. We can also partner with you to develop a new workshop if it is not in our current portfolio.

Community workshops can run from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your needs and breaks.

Who are these Workshops for?

SGA can be engaged by any organisation to run an SGA Community Workshop. This can include Local Councils running workshops for residents, community gardens, retirement villages, garden clubs or any other organisation.

Please contact Richard at r.rowe@sgaonline.org.au if you would like a quote.

Workshops Available

We have categorised our workshops below into SGA’s three areas of focus. Use the below headings to navigate directly to the area of interest or simply scroll down the page to view all the workshops.  For more information about the individual workshops, please click on the images.

Gardening for Food and Health

Getting Started with Organic Gardening

Composting and Worm Farms
Compost and Worms = Black Gold

Building Healthy Soil for Garden Health

Soil Food Web – the Universe Below

Water Efficient Wicking Beds and  Pots

Preparing for Winter Harvest

Preparing for Spring Harvest

Preparing for Summer Harvest

Preparing for Autumn Harvest

Dealing with Garden Pests

Companion Planting for Garden Health

Chooks in the Sustainable Backyard

Active Ageing Through Gardening

Indigenous Food Fibre and Medicine Plants

Tiny Houses, Tiny Gardens, Big Living

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Gardening for Biodiversity

Sharing your Garden with Wildlife

Attracting Small Birds to your Garden

Attracting Butterflies to your Garden

Native Plant Propagation from Cuttings

Native Plant Propagation from Seed

Indigenous Food Fibre and Medicine Plants

Weeds – A Dance with Nature in the Garden

Building Healthy Soil for Garden Health

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Sustainable Garden Design​

The Thrifty Gardener

Gardening for Renters

Gardening in Small Spaces

Practical Vertical Gardens

Water Smart Gardening

Rainwater Tanks and Irrigation Systems

Design Tips for a Sustainable Garden

How Sustainable is your Garden? A Checklist

Reduce your Carbon Footprint when  Gardening

Tiny Houses, Tiny Gardens, Big Living

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