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Gardens for Harvest

Would you like to grow your own fresh vegetables and fruit at home and not sure where to start?
Are you already growing your own food and would like to learn more to increase your harvest?

We've partnered with Yarra Ranges Council to bring you the Gardens for Harvest program. It aims to help build skills and knowledge in how to grow your own fresh fruit and veggies and how to maintain a veggie garden.

The Knox Gardens for Harvest program is run by the Sustainable Futures team.

Why grow your own fresh food at home?

  • Food harvested fresh from your garden tastes better - and it has increased nutrient levels!
  • Growing food at home reduces food waste, transport and packaging.
  • Gardening is a great hobby that keeps us active and outdoors
  • Growing your own food means you can be in charge of how your food is produced (eg chemical free)
  • Getting your kids involved in growing food for your family will help them to learn about where food comes from and assists with development of many life skills.

Climate Action through Gardening - Webinar

The garden is more than just an outdoor room. It can be a place of Climate Action where you can connect with the environment and implement changes to reduce your contribution to climate change and help build climate resilience.

This webinar will introduce you to simple actions you can take to reduce your personal CO2 emissions at home and help you prepare your garden for the changing climate.

Topics will include:

  • How the Garden can be used to reduce your impact and adapt to a changing climate;
  • Climate 7 framework;
  • Organic waste and carbon emissions;
  • Creating micro-climates to cool gardens and houses;
  • Food gardening and reducing food miles;
  • Water Smart Gardening and impact on emissions;
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  • Date Wednesday 19 May 2021
  • Time 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Address Online via Zoom
  • Cost Free

Join our FREE Gardens for Harvest program

It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up online and members will receive:

  • A welcome kit, which includes a copy of our Gardens for Harvest guide book, 'What to Plant When' guide and local nursery guide.
  • Invitations to workshops on various gardening topics.
  • Access to Gardens for Harvest competitions and special offers.

Sign up for Gardens for Harvest.

Need more information?

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Gardens for Harvest program and make sure you 'Like' us on Facebook:

Is your organisation interested to get involved?

We have worked with a number of community groups, including local Community Gardens and Neighbourhood Houses to help deliver workshops and activities.

In 2021, we will continue to grow the program and get more people growing. If you would like to speak to us about how your organisation could be involved, please call Knox City Council on 9298 8000 and speak to one of our Gardens for Harvest team or email

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