Sustainable Macleod

Projects by Sustainable Macleod include the highly successful Vegie Swap, Community Garden, Tool Library and Seed Bank and a yearly sale of plants.

The garden

What’s going on

Check out our calendar of events for the Sustainable Macleod Community Garden opening times as well as the latest workshops and social events

Winter Pruning 

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Sat 1 June, 1.30pm

In this workshop you will gain hands-on experience in pruning plum, peach and nectarine trees.

Plant to Harvest – June

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Sat 1 June, 12 – 1pm

This is a comprehensive 12 month course covering planting, harvesting and all the jobs required in the garden each month. This month you will learn to grow exceptional kale, kohlrabi, turnips and parsnips. You will receive some seeds or seedlings to take home.

Keeping Backyard Chickens

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Sun 26 May, 11am

This fun workshop will cover all aspects of successfully keeping backyard chickens. The address will be sent to participants in the week before the workshop. Morning tea will be offered afterwards.

Latest from the blog

Featuring the latest Macleod news along with a variety of gardening and growing tips, recipes and information on sustainable living.

Civil discourse: Talking across the divide

Civil discourse: Talking across the divide

How do you have a productive conversation with someone when you disagree with their point of view? Is it possible to talk across the divide when there is so much incivility in our community? As members of Sustainable Macleod, we can be expected to have strong views on...

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Growing exceptional herbs

Growing exceptional herbs

In the late 1970s, herbs became fashionable in Australia and people (not only gardeners) planted extensive culinary herb gardens. They often planted herbs for medicinal use, insect repellance and dyeing, as well as fragrance. Herb nurseries sprang up around the...

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Wonderful wildlife plants series: Sweet Bursaria

Wonderful wildlife plants series: Sweet Bursaria

Are you looking to boost biodiversity and add a touch of native beauty to your garden? A Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa) or two would be a great addition. This indigenous small to medium-sized shrub is a powerhouse when it comes to supporting local wildlife -...

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How much sun do my vegies need?

How much sun do my vegies need?

Expert gardeners often bandy around certain terms as though we will automatically know what they are talking about. But do we? When it comes to terms like full sun, partial sun, partial shade and full shade, what do these really mean? And is afternoon sun the same as...

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You CAN defeat Queensland Fruit Fly!

You CAN defeat Queensland Fruit Fly!

Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) arrived in the northern areas of Banyule from the Yarra Valley, about 5 years ago and has spread suburb by suburb. If it hasn't arrived in your area, expect it next season and take action or risk losing an entire season of fruit and...

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Join Sustainable Macleod

Become a member and get access to the community garden, the tool library and our seed library. We welcome all members of the community and have regular events and workshops to enjoy.

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