My Green Garden

My Green Garden provides a local and experienced resource for talks, demonstrations and workshops on many aspects of sustainable gardening practices, especially in the area of growing food.

Maria of My Green Garden started as a presenter for Bulleen Art & Garden nursery and for the not-for-profit organisation, Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA). Since 2009, My Green Garden has given  hundreds of presentations to both children and adults, through council-funded information sessions, schools, libraries, community groups, neighbourhood houses, garden clubs, at festivals, shopping centres and for holiday programs. 

My Green Garden was a finalist in the 2016 Manningham Business Excellence Awards.

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June in my vegetable garden for seasonal gardening and preserving blog

Interviews on ABC Melbourne radio

Talking compost March 2017

Talking preserving May 2017

Workshops from the home of My Green Garden

My Green Garden holds regular small group and fully hands-on workshops on topics such as Growing Vegetables; Safe Preserving Techniques (using bottling, making jams, pickles and relishes); Preserving Seasonal Produce such as Olives;  Artisan Pasta making; and other traditional Italian preserving methods, such as making Passata and Sausages and Salami. Many of these topics are seasonal, so if you missed out this year, please add your details to the watch list to be notified as soon as new dates are announced.

Presentations for your Community, Festivals, School & Teacher Professional Development

So You Want to Grow Vegetables? Beginners' Masterclass Series

A series of workshops for absolute beginners in growing vegetables has been developed based on the many, many classes that My Green Garden has given over the years to hundreds of householders wanting to have success in their vegie patches. There are common concerns that will be fully addressed: soil, sun, setting up, siting, seeds, sustainability - and more! Bookings are now being taken. Visit the booking page for details of the series of classes.

Growing Vegetable for Beginners