Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Rare opportunity to grow your own food

One of our local followers is offering her garden for a team of gardeners to grow their own food.  There are plenty of raised garden beds, 12,000 litres capacity of rainwater tanks and compost bays.  All set in a neat,

Rare opportunity to grow your own food

One of our local followers is offering her garden for a team of gardeners to grow their own food.  There are plenty of raised garden beds, 12,000 litres capacity of rainwater tanks and compost bays.  All set in a neat,

OEPS @ Local Sustainability Fair

The Local Sustainability Fair at Bedford Park Community Garden had a great turnout!  Thanks Claire, for representing OEPS/ESPG.  Can’t wait for the next one now…

OEPS @ Local Sustainability Fair

The Local Sustainability Fair at Bedford Park Community Garden had a great turnout!  Thanks Claire, for representing OEPS/ESPG.  Can’t wait for the next one now…

Local Sustainability Fair @ Bedford Park Community Garden

We will be at the 1st Local Sustainability Fair happening at Bedford Park Community Garden on Sunday, 20th January 2019.  It will be a gathering of local businesses and community groups who support and practise sustainability.  You can find out

Local Sustainability Fair @ Bedford Park Community Garden

We will be at the 1st Local Sustainability Fair happening at Bedford Park Community Garden on Sunday, 20th January 2019.  It will be a gathering of local businesses and community groups who support and practise sustainability.  You can find out

Have you heard about the benefits of coffee grounds?

If you grow anything in a garden, you will want to know about the benefits of used coffee grounds for your plants and compost.  If you believe in reducing waste, you will want to know how you can stop used

Have you heard about the benefits of coffee grounds?

If you grow anything in a garden, you will want to know about the benefits of used coffee grounds for your plants and compost.  If you believe in reducing waste, you will want to know how you can stop used

Fruit Fly – Be prepared. It’s on the Yarra Valley doorstep

Queensland Fruit Fly is now widespread in northern Victoria and is threatening Yarra Valley fruit production.  Prevention is the key.   The Fruit Fly – Be prepared masterclass is a forum for growers and businesses in the Yarra Valley to

Fruit Fly – Be prepared. It’s on the Yarra Valley doorstep

Queensland Fruit Fly is now widespread in northern Victoria and is threatening Yarra Valley fruit production.  Prevention is the key.   The Fruit Fly – Be prepared masterclass is a forum for growers and businesses in the Yarra Valley to

“My Handkerchief Garden” by Charles Barnard

This is not a book review.  I just happened to stumble upon this book that was mentioned in one of the gardening newsletters I subscribe to.  My curiosity got the better of me and I plunged right into this book

“My Handkerchief Garden” by Charles Barnard

This is not a book review.  I just happened to stumble upon this book that was mentioned in one of the gardening newsletters I subscribe to.  My curiosity got the better of me and I plunged right into this book

Project: ‘My Neighbours Garden’ – people of Maroondah

This is a project by a local artist (felter), Zetta Kanta.  The following is a message from her. My name is Zetta Kanta and I am a local artist from Ringwood. I am organising an art installation were I invite

Project: ‘My Neighbours Garden’ – people of Maroondah

This is a project by a local artist (felter), Zetta Kanta.  The following is a message from her. My name is Zetta Kanta and I am a local artist from Ringwood. I am organising an art installation were I invite

FarmGate Bulk Ordering

Many of you would probably have heard of FarmGate Online.  They supply farm fresh produce that support local farmers. While we are not a ‘farmgate’ which is a collection point for orders, we would like to explore the feasibility of

FarmGate Bulk Ordering

Many of you would probably have heard of FarmGate Online.  They supply farm fresh produce that support local farmers. While we are not a ‘farmgate’ which is a collection point for orders, we would like to explore the feasibility of

Advanced Composting

This post features an article from the Local Food Connect newsletter (LFC News) where Dianne from Edendale ran an advanced composting workshop at Diamond Valley Library.  I found the information complements very well with the Soil Talk we had recently

Advanced Composting

This post features an article from the Local Food Connect newsletter (LFC News) where Dianne from Edendale ran an advanced composting workshop at Diamond Valley Library.  I found the information complements very well with the Soil Talk we had recently

Homegrown chia seeds

Spring is coming around again and I wanted to share this now so that if you’re interested, it’s the right time to start.  I experimented with growing chia seeds from seeds (bought for consumption) last year and they did really

Homegrown chia seeds

Spring is coming around again and I wanted to share this now so that if you’re interested, it’s the right time to start.  I experimented with growing chia seeds from seeds (bought for consumption) last year and they did really