Queensland Fruit Fly

Queensland fruit fly arrived in Banyule 2 seasons ago. Queensland fruit fly if left unchecked 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 for the Macleod Organic Community Garden opening times

What’s going on

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Growing great tomatoes – ZOOM online

WEDNESDAY, 27 October, 8PM-9.30PM

Learn our best tips and tricks for growing great tomatoes in Melbourne. We’ll provide information on staking, watering and fertilising and there will also be a Q & A session.

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10 year online celebration featuring Costa – ZOOM online


We will have a HUGE online celebration with lots of fun. As a special treat, Costa Georgiadis of Gardening Australia will be dropping in to say Hi. 

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Check out our videos on You Tube


Sustainable Macleod now has 19 videos on YouTube with a combined viewing of 7,150. That’s something to celebrate!

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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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