About My Smart Garden

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My Smart Garden is a sustainable gardening program managed by three local councils in inner west Melbourne – Moonee Valley, Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong. We are building the resilience of local people living with a changing climate and scarcer resources.

Since 2011, our program has grown a network of over 1500 urban gardeners who are now gardening ‘smarter’: that is, harvesting and using water efficiently, growing food, using organic pesticides, recycling wastes, planting habitat and using vegetation to shelter their homes. The My Smart Garden program provides skills-based workshops, best-practice gardening resources and builds community connections around sustainable urban gardening.

The three Councils partner with many organisations (both for-profit and not-for-profit) to deliver the program. External providers are selected based on their ability to deliver quality, engaging educational events and materials for our local communities. Resources on this website are credited where appropriate, however such credit should not be considered an endorsement of all activities or services by these organisations.