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Sustainable Macleod sustainable gift ideas

Sustainable Macleod sustainable gift ideas

Here's a list of suggestions by members, for a very happy, sustainable Christmas! Vouchers for Sustainable Macleod membership or workshops - purchase here other memberships local restaurants - help them after covid! experiences online workshops plays from the...

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Banyule Community Climate Action Plan

Banyule Community Climate Action Plan

Banyule City Council has released the final version of the Community Climate Action Plan in response to the declaration of a climate emergency by the Council in 2018. The Plan is a companion to the Banyule City Council's Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan which sets...

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Oyster and shiitake mushroom bulk buy

Oyster and shiitake mushroom bulk buy

Order your mushroom kit  Sustainable Macleod is  doing a bulk order of shiitake and oyster mushroom kits from Aussie Mushroom Company. Robin is taking orders for oyster and shiitake mushroom kits. Both are $15 which is half price. We need an order of 10 of each and...

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Sustainable Macleod blitzing fruit fly!

Sustainable Macleod blitzing fruit fly!

Sustainable Macleod has made a bulk buy of Fruit Fly Eco-lures; these are sure to make a tremendous impact on the Queensland Fruit Fly which arrived in Macleod from the Yarra Valley last summer. Orders for 105 lures have been placed, mostly by Macleodians. With a...

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Macleod Organic Community Garden Re-Opening

Macleod Organic Community Garden Re-Opening

We are delighted to be able to announce that the Macleod Organic Community Garden (MOCG), will be able to open from Monday, November 2. The Sustainable Macleod Garden Management Team have been working with permits since the Garden closed, with produce going weekly to...

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Tomato plants available for members to collect

Tomato plants available for members to collect

Each member receives 6 FREE tomato plants each year.  We currently have 6 varieties of cherry tomato, 5 varieties of medium size tomato and 1 variety of large tomato. And there are more varieties coming on. In the next few weeks, corn, zucchini, cucumber, and pumpkin...

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A clean energy plan for Banyule

A clean energy plan for Banyule

Banyule City Council has released the Community Climate Action Plan, following feedback and submissions through the Shaping Banyule Portal on the BCC website. The Plan is intended to have the Council take the lead in "planning for, and responding to, climate change."...

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Members growing spring seedlings at home

Members growing spring seedlings at home

Sustainable Macleod is keen to continue to supply the community garden, members and the public with its much revered spring seedlings. Because the community garden is closed, members have taken on the task of raising seedlings from home. Robin's potting shed and...

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Work going on at Macleod Organic Community Garden

Work going on at Macleod Organic Community Garden

The last month has seen a works' program at the community garden. Chris Newman orchestrated the trenching, laying of water pipe and water sensors for 6 new taps throughout the garden plus a water meter to measure our usage. This will improve the efficient working of...

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Our partnership with BANSIC

Our partnership with BANSIC

Sustainable Macleod has established a wonderful partnership with BANSIC* during the COVID-19 crisis and we intend to strengthen this connection into the future.  BANSIC has done an amazing job providing food to many people suddenly without income in Banyule....

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Sustainable Macleod gets a mention in The Age

Sustainable Macleod gets a mention in The Age

"Paul Gale-Baker, president of Sustainable Macleod, said members have planted a wartime-style garden at their community compound near Macleod College…" Read the full story in this article from The Age.   Carolyn Webb Published in The Age March 27, 2020 Seedlings...

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