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Garden sustainably and grow food

Whether you’re a beginner or an old hand, have a huge garden or live in an apartment, there are many ways you can garden sustainably and grow food.

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My Smart Garden program

Council has partnered with the My Smart Garden program to connect residents to various in-person and online events, skills workshops and resources on gardening, food, water, shelter, habitat and waste.

Sign up to the My Smart Garden newsletter to be alerted to new events and resources through the program.

Indigenous plants

Plan your biodiverse habitat garden using our Guide to Indigenous plants of Glen Eira. You can order hard copies of the guide by emailing sustainability@gleneira.vic.gov.au.

Inexpensive Indigenous plants are available from local not-profit nurseries, Bayside community nursery and Bili nursery

Community and laneway gardens

There are four community and laneway gardens in Glen Eira. Run by community members, they welcome visitors through regular open days and other events.

Composting and worm farms

Through home composting or worm farming you can produce valuable fertiliser and cut the amount of waste going to landfill. Learn how to turn your food scraps into soil improver and access heavily subsidised worm farms and composting products.

Free mulch

Improve the health of your garden with our free mulch available to residents from the bay at Glen Huntly Park. Find out more about the benefits of mulch and how to access the free mulch.

Little Seeds and Reads Libraries

Across our city you can discover Little Seeds and Reads Libraries offering free books, seeds, produce and other gardening materials for people to share.