Harvesting produce fresh from our Smart Gardens when it’s needed reduces waste.
Wasted materials become a resource in a Smart Garden; food scraps, lawn clippings, prunings and autumn leaves are recycled as compost and mulch; unwanted bathtubs become ponds, wicking beds or worm farms; food grade plastic buckets from local restaurants become small, portable wicking pots and compost systems; and mattress springs and bed frames become trellises. By recycling these materials onsite, we avoid the need to buy new products, saving money and time and avoiding waste.
Join free events in your neighbourhood and online. Get your questions answered by local experts with reliable, practical advice. Enjoy tours of inspirational places and meet your local gardening community. Bring any surplus seeds, plants and produce to swap and share too!
My Smart Garden is a free program that will help you grow food, shelter your home from the sun and wind, create homes for native plants and animals, use water wisely and reduce waste. Learn about the five themes:
Grow your own food with minimum effort and spaceRead more
Make your home more comfortable all year roundRead more
Use our most precious resource wiselyRead more
Create homes for local plants and wildlifeRead more
Transform waste materials into garden resourcesRead more