Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Guest Speakers Wanted

You don’t have to have anything from your garden to swap to attend and join our events.  Why not share your knowledge? Have you got practical tips for growing food in the garden?  Interesting recipes that minimise waste but are

Guest Speakers Wanted

You don’t have to have anything from your garden to swap to attend and join our events.  Why not share your knowledge? Have you got practical tips for growing food in the garden?  Interesting recipes that minimise waste but are

Save unwanted olives and get free local olive oil

Such a great idea, those with excess olives from their garden can also harvest and deliver them on that weekend. Olives to Oil 2019 Olives to Oil is an annual celebration that brings communities together in the name of sustainable

Save unwanted olives and get free local olive oil

Such a great idea, those with excess olives from their garden can also harvest and deliver them on that weekend. Olives to Oil 2019 Olives to Oil is an annual celebration that brings communities together in the name of sustainable

DIY Fruit Fly Traps in My Garden

I was so absorbed in writing up the demo that I’ve forgotten to show the target end-product…duh!  Nevermind here they are, without any other distractions 🙂  As they are DIY, yours may not look the same but at least you

DIY Fruit Fly Traps in My Garden

I was so absorbed in writing up the demo that I’ve forgotten to show the target end-product…duh!  Nevermind here they are, without any other distractions 🙂  As they are DIY, yours may not look the same but at least you

DIY Fruit Fly Trap Demo

Here are the details of the fruit fly trap demo we did recently.  There are 2 simple traps – a sticky yellow one and a baiting liquid trap. Sticky trap You’ll need: Plastic sleeve – can be reused ziplock, document

DIY Fruit Fly Trap Demo

Here are the details of the fruit fly trap demo we did recently.  There are 2 simple traps – a sticky yellow one and a baiting liquid trap. Sticky trap You’ll need: Plastic sleeve – can be reused ziplock, document

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