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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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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What makes my garden sustainable?

The vegetable garden is a flop, the drought tolerant plants turned up toes as soon as the summer rain came so I planted plants that like water, and…

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Tips for Starting an Organic Garden

Just beginning to garden on an empty piece of land?  Or making over an existing one? It can be confusing if you consult magazines or websites to know…

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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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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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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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Roses, Salvias and Sustainability

In Glen Waverley, Melbourne, a committed gardener has created what many might view as a fairly traditional garden – white picket fence and roses –…

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