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?

Garden Actions

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.

Keep chooks 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 garden.

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.

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 - and good for your health.

Mulch your patch 

Mulching your garden beds improves soil health and prevents water loss through evaporation.

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.


07 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 get your hands dirty and enjoy the rewards.



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