Homegrown – The Art of Gardening Sustainably

An exhibition of Sustainable Garden Art

Homegrown –

The Art of Gardening Sustainably

5 th February to 14 th March 2010

Exhibition opening Thursday 4th February, 6 to 8pm

To be opened by Deborah Halpern, well known Melbourne sculptor.
Special Guest: Jane Edmanson, Garden Presenter, Author, SGA Patron.

RSVP essential meredith@baag.com.au or 9850-8165 by 1st Feb (may need to limit numbers if high response due to limited parking & space)

This is an exhibition of art designed to get us to think about gardening sustainably – and to spread the word about and raise funds for SGA (Sustainable Gardening Australia).

Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden,

6 Manningham Rd W., Bulleen. 98505155.

The Art
We have artists who are passionate about living sustainably and are exhibiting works in various media which respond to the idea of gardening sustainably, particularly growing our own food. Artworks range from vibrant colourful paintings of cabbages to ceramic cabbages, to photographs of carrots, to sculpture in clay or recycled metal, to intricate botanical illustrations to paintings of gardens. Artists include well known artists as well as SGA supporters.

For more information on this exhibition, please go to the exhibition section at http://www.gallery.baag.com.au or click here

SGA does fantastic work helping us be sustainable in our back yards .

But, the big effort now is the new program of SGA PODS – or local neighbourhood garden groups, mainly focussed on helping each other grow our own food. For more information on PODs visit www.sgaonline.org.au/pods.html.

We hope to raise some funds at this exhibition to help them continue this vital work, – commission from all sales will be donated, as well as visitor contributions (both financial and as a volunteer, or pro bono), by becoming an SGA Champion of Change.

This is your chance to become a part of the team which is

Developing the POD garden group program
Further improving the Web site
Writing the monthly newsletter
Implementing Environmental Accreditations
Developing the Green Up Product Guide
For more information go to www.sgaonline.org.au .

Food Swap at the Convent

We held a monthly food swap at the Abbotsford Convent Farmers market during the second half of 2009. It was great fun & we are hoping to establish a POD to run this. ( A POD is a gardening group that take a Productive, Organic, Diverse and Sustainable approach to the way they garden.)

If you are a regular to the Farmer’s Market or would like to be part of the group, please let us know. We will be conducting a food swap on the 4th Saturday of every month.
It would be great if we could have a dedicated group of individuals heading along to not only share food but also knowledge and skills.
We envisage the POD program as a way for gardening groups all over Australia to connect through SGA.. For more information on PODs, have a look here www.sgaonline.org.au/pods.html

If you are interested in joining us please email pods@sgaonline.org.au.