Our gardens can bring us closer to understanding ecosystems that underpin life on this planet and how to live in harmony with the earth. By creating a beautiful, efficient and productive garden in your home, you can learn the rhythms of nature and our humble role in it. So how can we let our green thumbs align our gardens to the sustainable path?



  • 16 Strategies for Sustainable Lawn Care

    16 Strategies for Sustainable Lawn Care

    Sustainable lawn care is the practice of maintaining your lawn in a way that is environmentally friendly and resource-efficient, focusing on soil health, water conservation,

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  • Grow Your Own Food

    Grow Your Own Food

    Would you like to eat fresh food that’s good for you and the planet? Get into gardening in your own backyard. Much of the food

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  • Grow an Indigenous Garden

    Grow an Indigenous Garden

    Growing indigenous and endemic plants in your backyard helps extend remnant patches of native fauna, attracts native wildlife to your garden and conserves biodiversity. So

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  • Nurture and Conserve Biodiversity

    Nurture and Conserve Biodiversity

    Create an urban refuge for local biodiversity and enjoy the visual elements, the sounds and serenity of nature in your own backyard. Nature is something

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  • Mulch your patch

    Mulch your patch

    Mulching your garden beds improves soil health and prevents water loss through evaporation. Mulching is the number one rule for water conservation in your garden.

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  • Water Efficient Gardening

    Water Efficient Gardening

    With less rainfall and hotter weather predicted in the coming decades, we need to go with the limited flow and create water-wise gardens. Clean water

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  • Keep Chickens for Eggs

    Keep Chickens for Eggs

    Keeping chooks provides your household with a daily supply of sensational tasting eggs from a sustainable pet that consumes your kitchen waste and weeds your

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  • Use plants to remove toxins

    Use plants to remove toxins

    Is your living space giving you ‘sick building syndrome’? Treat it with a collection of plants that absorb toxic chemicals. They’re good for your soul

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