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Guest Post – Straw Bale Gardening

In this Guest Post, Tracey Sidwell from Bale Grow talks about straw bale gardening.  I have read about this concept but had never actually seen it in action. That was until I met Tracey and saw for myself her fabulous straw bale gardens. I often get asked what is the best way for kids to have a vegie…

10 Tips To Get Children Involved In The Garden

We are frequently asked “How can I get my kids interested in gardening?”.  And these days with easy access to a range of electronic entertainment devices, it is more important than ever to encourage children to create their own garden and grow their own food.  Here are our top ten tips to encourage your kids…

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show for Kids

Us adults love, love, love the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), but it can be a little bit tricky keeping the little ones entertained.  This year should be different! The MIFGS is hosting some fabulous attractions designed just for our little green thumbs.

250 Garden Grants up for Grabs

The Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants program is offering funding of up to $1,000 to schools and youth groups to help create gardens in their grounds and communities. Coles has sponsored the grants program since 2008, and has seen a broad range of projects come to fruition, including vegetable gardens, composting and worm farms, Indigenous…

Gardening and Sustainability Curriculum Resources

Bad News for Teachers:            There are less than 3 weeks before kids go back to school! Good News for Teachers:        Sustainability “How to Guides” and full lesson plans are available on the Landcare Australia website. Good News for Parents:          The How to Guides are a wonderful resource that can be used in your home garden or…