Get along to some free workshops delivered by the VEG team for the My Smart Gardens program.

This workshop is primarily for Moonee Valley and Hobsons Bay residents. If space permits, other people may be able to attend.

Design your edible oasis

Saturday 11 February, 10am-12pm session FULLY BOOKED so just-announced second session: 1pm to 3pm

Seabrook Community Centre, 15 Truganina Ave, Seabrook

Using the principles of permaculture, we’ll show you how to design a food garden to give it the best chance of thriving and becoming an abundant oasis. In this workshop you’ll get a bit of hands-on practice to help you consider sun, shade, water, microclimates and more when planning your garden.

Keep your cool with trees and vines

Tuesday 21 February, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cooper Street Community Centre, Cnr Cooper and Spencer Sts (next to Buckley Park), Essendon

The right trees in the right places can make such a difference to the comfort, not to mention the beauty, of your home. And it’s a long term investment so you want to get it right! We’ll help you design your garden to protect your home from winds and summer heat and to make the most of winter sun. We’ll talk you through where to place trees and vines, how to integrate trees with vegie growing, suitable tree species and caring for your trees.

Bookings: email or call 9932 1142. Workshops provided by Hobsons Bay and Moonee Valley Council’s My Smart Garden program. More information on the program at