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Winter Veggie Gardening Workshop

Posted in Events, Uncategorized by kheffer on March 16th, 2012

31 March , 2012
10:00 amto1:00 pm

Seed Saving Workshop

Posted in Events by kheffer on February 17th, 2012

4 March , 2012
11:00 amto1:00 pm 

Home Harvest Regional Feast: Seeking Growers

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on January 27th, 2012

Source: Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA)

We are looking for volunteers to grow and supply produce for the first Home Harvest Regional Feast. The feast will be held in Eltham (Victoria), so anyone who can get there is welcome to take part. Sign up as a grower and receive a free seasonal meal created using Grower’s produce at the feast. All registered growers will receive a small gift of vegetable seeds.

When: 22nd April, 2012
Where: Edendale, Gastons Road Eltham, Vic
Who: All growers are welcome, no matter what your level of experience or the size of your garden.

To register head to or phone (03) 9433 3206.

Even if you are not from around the area, you can still click here to download your FREE Home Harvest Booklet of practical information on how to grow delicious, healthy produce in the temperate zone and connect with your local community.

Download a pdf with all the Feast info.

Veggie Growers Competition

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on January 25th, 2012

11 February , 2012
11:00 amto2:00 pm

Port Phillip Urban Food Network – PPUFFN – is hosting its first ever veggie growers competition

We’re searching for the best offerings from edible gardens right across Port Phillip. As well be as well as local food growing entrants,  we need spectators to help us decide the winners!  There are 5 entry categories, including best-tasting tomato variety, monster veg &  most unusual edible plant. Plus an honorary award for the most weird and wonderful looking contribution!

$450 prize pool / winners by popular choice / swap tips with other food gardeners.

So,  get ready for some horticultural muscle flexing and  join us on the day!

Full competition entry details

Full prize details

Saturday 11 February, 11am

St Kilda Youth Service Training Site, Cnr Pickles & Richardson St, Port Melbourne
(only 5 mins from Bay St shopping st)

Enquiries: paula – 0417 501 383  /

Design Your Edible Oasis: Workshop

Posted in Events by kheffer on January 24th, 2012

11 February , 2012
1:00 pmto3:00 pm


The 10-12 session is now booked out, but there is a second session from 1-3pm available.  The workshop is aimed at Moonee Valley and Hobsons Bay residents. If space permits, other people may be able to attend.

Intro to Organic Gardening: Free workshop

Posted in Events by kheffer on October 11th, 2011

15 October , 2011
10:00 amto12:00 pm

We’ll help you take those very first steps to grow your own food covering the basics of soil, water wise gardening, natural pest control, organic fertilising and no-dig gardening.

When: Saturday 15 October, 10-12pm       

WhereStrathmore Heights Community Centre,1 Boeing Rd, Strathmore Heights  

Workshops are free. To book, please email or call 9932 1142

Now that the weather’s warmed up, we’ve got some great FREE spring gardening workshops to really get you going!

More  sustainable gardening workshops here.

The My Smart Garden program helps residents use their back yards, balconies or courtyards to live more sustainably by growing their own food, shading their home, recycling wastes and using water wisely.   As well as access to workshops, Moonee Valley and Hobsons Bay residents who sign up to the My Smart Garden program receive smart gardening information, discounts from local garden suppliers and can win great prizes every month. You could win a rain garden worth $500 in October and a Fowler’s preserving kit worth $250 in November.

If you live outside these council areas, you’re still welcome to attend workshops and sign up for the program, but ineligible for prizes.