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Garden materials

This list is provided in good faith but My Smart Garden cannot guarantee the availability or quality of these resources.


Mulch, compost, manure & seaweed

Merri-bek City Council click here

Moonee Valley Council click here

Yarra City Council click here

Hobsons Bay Council click here for seaweed and here for manure

Deciduous street tree leaves (e.g. Plane and elm trees - not eucalyptus) can provide an excellent and sustainable source of soft mulch, suitable for vegetables or fruit trees.


Food swaps

Food swaps are also great places to access free seeds and plants. You can swap your surplus produce, seeds, worm juice, clean jars (for preserves), etc for plants or produce. See a list of local food swaps


Preserving equipment

Seabrook Community Centre has a Fowlers Vacola Preserving Unit for hire (for bottling fruit, tomatoes etc)


We are on the lookout for free resources for gardeners across Melbourne- Do you know where to find chemical free sawdust and wood shavings, coffee bean husks or spent grounds, animal manures, wood ash, cardboard or newspaper? Please get in touch