Sustainable Homes

Sustainable Gardening

These websites might be useful to help you use water more efficiently in your garden, grow your own food, compost and plant drought tolerant and low water using plants.

Composting
For more help with composting
www.cleanup.org.au/au/LivingGreener/composting.html

Green Cleaning
Choosing an environmentally friendly laundry detergent
www.lanfaxlabs.com.au
and green cleaning
www.freshgreenclean.com.au

Heirloom Seeds
www.edenseeds.com.au
www.diggers.com.au

Local Indigenous Nurseries
www.vinc.net.au/index.htm
www.latrobe.edu.au/wildlife

Pea Straw, Compost and Manure
There are many local businesses that supply these products to help you kick start and maintain your garden
Try www.urban-farming.com.au

Permaculture
Learn more about permaculture by taking part in a permaculture backyard blitz
www.permablitz.net/

Planting Fruit and Vegies
Check when to plant fruit and vegies, when to harvest, and pest issues
www.gardenate.com

Rebates
Water-related rebates from the State and Federal Government
www.environment.gov.au/water/programs/nrgi/index.html
www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/saving/home/rebates/claims

Seed Savers
For help with seed saving
www.seedsavers.net

Smart Garden Watering
Help with predicting how much water your garden needs
www.smartgardenwatering.org.au/

Sustainable Gardening Australia
All sorts of great gardening advice Sustainable Gardening Australia
www.sgaonline.org.au

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