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  • Harvesting and Reusing Water

    During dry periods we can still grow our own food through smart design and water efficient gardening. Check out the notes and learn more about harvesting, storing and distributing rainwater in the garden.

  • Beat the Heat! Water-wise edible gardens

    Everything you need to know about keeping your garden alive and thriving in the heat. Topics include choosing drought tolerant plants, providing shade and windbreaks for veggies, storing water in tanks and in the soil, using mulch and compost to retain water and drip irrigation.

  • Drip Irrigation Design Guidelines

    Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigating. While sprinkler systems are around 75-85% efficient, drip systems typically are 90% or higher. What that means is much less wasted water!

  • Using Grey Water in the Garden

    Re-using at least some of your wastewater on site fits in with permaculture principles, reducing your impact on the environment, as no resources are being used to process it off site. Many areas of Australia have been in drought for years, with garden water availability either limited or curtailed. In these situations, grey water may be the only way to have a garden.

  • The drought-busters

    My Smart Garden promotes a different type of garden - one that will help you adapt to the hotter days and more variable rainfall as a result of our changing climate.

  • My Smart Garden

    My Smart Garden is a free program that will help you grow food, shelter your home from the sun and wind, create homes for local wildlife, use water wisely, and recycle wastes.

  • Perennial plants

    A wonderful overview on the delicious range of Perennial plants