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 several hundred 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.

What do people say about My Green Garden?

"Thanks for a great evening. It was one of the best. Great feedback from the crowd". (Manningham)

"Thanks for a wonderful workshop on preserving. Your setup is fabulous and I really enjoyed the morning making and talking about preserves. Absolutely delicious rhubarb cake too! I would certainly do more workshops with you". (Eltham)

"Thank you Maria, It was a most enjoyable and professional presentation." (Nillumbik)

"(Maria is) a fabulous wealth of knowledge". (Donvale)

"Excellent – lots of very helpful info, perfect for a total novice!" (Park Orchards)

"Maria is a great presenter and really informative." (Forest Hill)

"Well presented, clear, good use of projector. Very well run and organised. Thank you" (Ivanhoe)

"Thank you so much Maria for all of your knowledge and advice today. You are the Yoda of veggie growing!!!" (Hawthorn)


Presentations for your Community, School & Teacher Professional Development

2016 workshops in review

My Green Garden Posts

Upcoming Workshops from the Home of My Green Garden in Donvale VIC

Workshops in February are being run in conjunction with the Sustainable Living Festival.
Preserving the Summer Bounty
Preserving: Ways with Tomatoes
Preserving: Italian Savoury Preserves

We are running back-to-back Tomato Passata workshops in 2017.  Saturday is booked out but you can book here for Sunday March 12. See what the fuss is about here.

Other workshops for March can be found here.

New this year will be another preserving skill seeing a resurgence: Making Sausages and Salami. 

Details & Bookings for all Workshops

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In My Green Garden this month


Good gardening is all about being in tune with the seasons. Becoming a great gardener also requires some planning ahead of season so my monthly blogs will help you get the most and best from your patch.

February in my productive patch