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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.

Latest Events

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!

Preparing for a winter veggie crop

Preparing for a winter veggie crop

154 High St, Ashburton VIC 3147, Australia
Free event
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‘The Plummery’: a small scale intensive urban permaculture

‘The Plummery’: a small scale intensive urban permaculture

92 Bignell Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165, Australia
Free event
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Preparing for a winter veggie crop – repeat session #1

Preparing for a winter veggie crop – repeat session #1

154 High St, Ashburton VIC 3147, Australia
Free event
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Resources

Missed an event? Check out previous event notes and recordings, plus videos from our local gardening experts.

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Composting at Home

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Soil, worms and compost – Grow Do It

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Bokashi composting

Bokashi is a composting method that originated in Japan. It ferments food waste (to prevent it turning putrid) until it can be buried under soil or added to a compost bin to complete decomposition.
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Our Focus

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:

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Food

Grow your own food with minimum effort and space

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Shelter

Make your home more comfortable all year round

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Water

Use our most precious resource wisely

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Habitat

Create homes for local plants and wildlife

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Waste

Transform waste materials into garden resources

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