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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.

  • Make your own wicking planter box

    A self-watering or wicking planter box is a great way to grow veggies and herbs with much less water and maintenance than conventional plant pots. These notes show you how to build one from low-cost materials.

  • 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.

  • Making Italian preserves

    Learn the Italian way to make tomato passata, green tomato pickles and much more.

  • 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.

  • Seasonal Vegie Growing Guide

    Use this handy seasonal guide to plan your vegie patch.

  • More Healthy Fruit Trees!

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

  • Balcony Gardening

    How do you maximise your harvest in a little space or in pots? Check out these workshop notes to learn more.

  • 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.

  • Propagation: growing from seeds, cuttings and division

    Fill your garden with amazing edible and useful plants for low or no cost! Learn all the secrets of propagating plants from seed, cuttings and division.

  • Vegie gardening for beginners

    Want to start growing your own food but don’t know where to start? Read about the basics including soil and plant nutrition, pest control, traditional and no-dig veggie patches, and easy herbs and veggies to ensure first time success.

  • 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.

  • Preserving Basics

    These notes discuss many of the techniques necessary to get your preserving kitchen into top gear. Find hints on bottling, drying and dressing, sterilising, and balancing your pectins, amongst many others.

  • 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...