Queensland Fruit Fly

Queensland fruit fly has arrived in Banyule. If left unchecked it will destroy our ability to produce fresh fruit and vegetables. Find out how you can take active measures to combat it.


Macleod Organic Community Garden

Macleod Organic Community Garden is gardened communally, growing a wide range of vegetables, berries, orchard fruit and herbs. There are no individual plots but everyone who comes to the garden is involved in planning, gardening, growing seedlings or getting involved in other projects.


Check out our calendar of events for the Macleod Organic Community Garden opening times

What’s going on

Macleod Vegie Swap


Macleod Vegie Swap is back! People bring fruit, vegies, herbs, seeds, plants or preserves. All are welcome to join in or just come and say hello!


Wicking Beds

SATURDAY 11 JUNE 11.30am-1PM

A comprehensive workshop on the how and why of wicking beds, including detailed explanation and notes on how to put together these water-saving, high-cropping beds.

Latest from the blog

Featuring the latest Macleod news along with a variety of gardening and growing tips, recipes and information on sustainable living.

The Swift Parrots are back!

The Swift Parrots are back!

The Swift Parrots (Lathamus discolor) have returned to mainland Australia. Research published in December 2020 suggests there may only be several hundred Swift Parrots left, meaning they are on the very brink of extinction. Logging and habitat destruction are the most...

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Sustainable Housing

Sustainable Housing

Looking around at new houses being built in Macleod, there are multiple examples of houses that could be far more sustainable if they followed some simple principles of environmental design. Older houses in the area also suffer from not following some basic principles...

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Recycling Footwear

Recycling Footwear

It's the start of the sports season and you realise that your budding footballer or netball star has outgrown their shoes. How will you dispose of them? A few enterprises are now focusing on upcycling or recycling sports footwear and equipment or making recyclable...

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Join Sustainable Macleod

Become a member and get access to the community garden, the tool library and our seed library. We welcome all members of the community and have regular events and workshops to enjoy.

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