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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Me, me...I'll do it!

I think I may have to learn to sit on my hands...
to stop me for volunteering for anything else.  

I am still doing a couple of mornings at the school 
and working in the op-shop on Fridays 
but Iwhat I am most excited about is that I am doing some volunteering with

Sustainable Gardening Australia was established in 2003. We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to changing the way Australians garden.

SGA is totally committed to achieving real, continually improving and easily understood environmental solutions for gardeners. 

The project I am working on, 
with three other delightful volunteers is locating and
helping to prepare about six gardens in the inner west of Melbourne 
for a Sustainable Gardens Open Day later in the year. 
(Hey, Veggiebobbler, do you know anyone down your way?)
The focus is not on 'show gardens' but on
attainable sustainable gardens with ideas and practices
that anyone could have a go at.

I will let you know more as the project develops 
and it would be a great opportunity for 
a Melbourne Bloggers' Big Day Out, when the time comes.  

As the name suggests, SGA is an Australia wide program
so c'mon all you Aussies, check out their web-site
for all sorts of interesting information and to have 
their newsletter delivered to your in box.

There is a down side to my involvement in
this project though...I will have to
meet with the other volunteers and Tracey from SGA
at my favourite nursery....oh dear!


  1. Oooh how exciting Hazel. Love to find out more.
    And a Melbourne Bloggers Big Day Out... Yay!

  2. This is exciting. Hopefully SGA has something plan for Adelaide as well.

  3. Oh hazel, sounds dreadful (!) hope you have a great time :D

  4. If I had time to volunteer for something that would be the kind of thing I would want to volunteer for. Good luck with it!

  5. How exciting for you. Sounds delightful!


  6. It is exciting..I hope you have all checked out their site. It is a great resource.

  7. When I retire, I want to do something like that. I'd like to work with a school, to get kids interested in growing their own food.

  8. Ooo you are forbidden to meet up and have fun without ME!!! You can meet up if you don't have fun though.

    I love a bit of volunteering, and volunteering in the garden sounds like heaven Hazel... interesting to see how much money you end up spending in the nursery though... I have a feeling that volunteering is going to cost you!

  9. SGA has lots of great information in its newsletter and on its website and I refer to it regularly (thanks to Hazel's recommendation some time ago)
    Hazel it is wonderful to visit the vegie garden and chook shed that you developed at the school you taught in for many years. It is fantastic that they now will be part of the Stephanie Alexander scheme.
    SGA are very lucky to have you on board as a volunteer!

  10. A great project! Sounds very exciting and no doubt it will be a very rewarding experience. I volunteer weekly with young people in NI and really enjoy it. Kelli.

  11. So funny that half way across the world you have got to work in a plant nursery as well


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