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  • Organic Pest Control

    We have now come to realise that everything in our gardens interacts with everything else. If you spray to kill a pest, you are leaving an ideal niche for another pest to come along.

  • The Urban Apiarist: Backyard beekeeping

    Have you ever considered having your own bee hive in the backyard? The idea might not be appealing at first but once you get one, you wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Permaculture in Pots

    Living in a rental property, having a small yard or balcony, or just wanting to keep things small at first, are all good reasons for doing your best to pack as much as possible into what soil space you do have while utilising as much of the available sunlight as possible. To learn more about permaculture in pots and gardening in small spaces, check out these workshop notes.

  • Managing & Keeping Healthy Fruit Trees

    Do you want to take better care of your fruit trees? Learn about many of the aspects of caring for fruit trees here, such as choosing trees to suit your garden, feeding and pruning.

  • More Healthy Fruit Trees!

    It’s amazing how much tasty fruit you can grow in a small back yard.

  • Grafting and Pruning Fruit Trees

    Gardening organically cuts out the addition of chemicals and pesticides, giving you healthier food and a healthier environment. To learn more about how you can make your first steps into organic gardening, check out these workshop notes.

  • Know Thy Soils

    Want to learn more about your backyard soil? Check out the notes to learn about the fundamentals of soil and how you can improve it.

  • Design an edible garden

    A great garden starts with a great design. It also means you can increase the productivity of your garden with a lot less work. Using the principles of permaculture, these notes show you how to design a food garden to produce an abundant oasis.

  • Getting Started Growing Veggies

    There are a few basic requirements for plants. Location, water and healthy soil. Get these right and you'll be set up to have a productive veggie garden that's a pleasure to work in. Check out these start-up notes.

  • Citrus in the home garden

    Citrus trees are an important part of any edible garden, providing a fresh, tangy and nutritious addition to a sustainable kitchen, even in the depths of winter.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Keeping Chickens in Urban Areas

    Backyard chickens provide you with fresh eggs, fertiliser and natural insect control. Chooks also make fabulous pets! These notes are all about selection, housing, feeding and care of the not-so-common backyard chook.

  • Intro to organic gardening

    Gardening organically cuts out the addition of chemicals and pesticides, giving you healthier food and a healthier environment. To learn more about how you can make your first steps into organic gardening, check out these workshop notes.

  • Creating a food forest

    These notes show you how to create a 'food forest' - a diverse mix of edible plants covering the ground right up to the tree'd canopy. Just like other forests, various plants complement and support each other while providing a rich variety of harvests. Learn more with these notes.

  • Heatwave! How NOT to push your veg to the edge

    When summer temperatures reach the thirties and well above, we can usually retreat to the safety of an airconditioned room. But our plants are stuck outside and often need our help to survive.

  • Free (or very cheap) Resources for Gardeners

    Free resources include mulch, compost, plants, seedlings and much more.

  • Smart Garden Communities

    Melbourne’s inner-west is a rich patchwork quilt of bountiful community gardens. If you are challenged with lack of space, get in touch with a community garden near you today...