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Farmers' Markets

Eco Directories

Education - Organic and Permaculture

Green Business - supporting the environment

Organic and Bio Dynamic Farming Organisations

Organic Gardening, Permaculture, Community Gardens and Seed Saving Groups

Real Estate - Sustainable


Environmental Organisations

Nurseries and Seed Suppliers

Earth Building

Farmers's Markets

Organic Food and Farmer's Markets

Victorian Farmer's Markets
Victorian farmers' markets provide an opportunity for our farmers to sell direct and take full credit for their efforts. By shopping at farmers' markets customers are guaranteed access to quality, freshly harvested produce whilst supporting local farmers and directly putting money back into regional Victorian communities.

Organic Growers Market
Brisbane Queensland
16 Victoria St Windsor
Ph 07 38578775
Enjoy the freshest and purest certified organic fruit, vegetables, breads, meat, dairy, drygoods and preserves at Queensland's first market selling certified organic produce. Growers come from near and far to greet you with a smile every Sunday from 6.00am to 10.30am in the carpark adjacent to the Northey St City Farm.

Veg Out Farmer's Market - Victoria
1st Saturday of every month 8.30am-1pm
Chaucer Street, St Kilda (just behind Acland Street and Luna Park)

Slow Food Melbourne Farmer's Market - Victoria
St Heliers Street, Collingwood on the 4th Saturday of each month.

Collingwood Children's Farm Farmers' Market - Victoria
2nd Saturday every month 8.00am -1pm
St Heliers St, Abbotsford

Gasworks Farmers' Market - Victoria
3rd Sat every month 8.30am - 1pm
Graham Street, Albert Park. (cnr Pickles St)

The Gascoyne Growers Markets, Carnarvon, Western Australia
Every Saturday morning from May to October

Eco Directories

The Green Directory - for eco friendly products and services
Ph 1300301585

Australian Gardening
Aussie Gardening aims to be one of the most definitive gardening sites for gardening in Australia.

Education - Organic and Permaculture

Garden Harvest Workshops with respected horticulturist, permaculture teacher and designer and environmental educator, Linda Brennan.
To book for any of the above workshops or to find out more, please call Linda 07 33492962 or check out the website

Permaculture Pathways - Sunshine Coast QLD
Permaculture and organic gardening courses run throughout the year at Eudlo.
Courses include; Introduction to Permaculture, Organic Vegie Growing, Compost, Worm Farming, Backyard Chooks, Beekeeping and Solar Oven Construction.
Email for more information.

Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre NSW
The EarthCare Centre is a substantial building of rammed earth, mudbricks and strawbale. The Centre is a broad-based sustainable living organisation promoting environmentally responsible land use, appropriate technologies for industry and human settlement and the development of healthy and self-reliant communities that will flourish long past the peak oil and financial crisis.
Phone: 02 45678424 or 0438731712

Cityfood Growers
Web site providing a large resource of localised information on organic and biodynamic gardening of vegetables and herbs for backyard gardeners, community gardens and peri-urban food growers. Over 120 food plants included with a unique temperature sensitive planting calendar and online market to post locally grown food.
PO Box 446, Samford, QLD, 4520, Australia
Phone: 0401156532 or 61 7 32893602

Australian Sustainable Lifestyles
This site operates via a discussion forum, with lots of information about simple sustainable living, organic gardening and permaculture: it features homemade recipes for cleaners, food etc as well as talk about how to grow food and keep chickens and small animals. It is a great resource for new gardeners as well as more experienced ones.
Discover the deep satisfaction of growing your own organic vegetables and join the 'Go Organic Club' to get your free Composting Guide. Based in South Australia, this information if valuable to beginners everywhere wanting to learn how to grow organic vegetables successfully.

The Permaforest Trust - Accredited Permaculture Training Internship Program NSW
Offers residential training in Certificates 3, 4 and Diploma level study.
Lot 3 Hidden Valley Rd
Barkers Vale Australia NSW 2474
Ph 02 66897579

ACS Distance Education Free course counselling from experienced horticulturists. Over 300 courses, with highly qualified tutors. Study online, by CD, or by correspondence.
ACS Garden
ACS Distance Education
Global gardening resources. Latest news, plant directory, gardening advice, courses.
Horticulture courses @ ACS Distance Education
Over 400 courses, highly qualified tutors. Study online, by CD, or by correspondence. Established for 27 years.

The Food Forest SA
The Food Forest is a permaculture farm producing 160 varieties of organically certified food; it is a busy centre for people interested in learning skills for a sustainable way of life through short courses and it is the base for a consultancy service specialising in the design of ecologically sustainable properties.
PO Box 859 Gawler SA 5118
Ph/Fax 08 85226450

David Holmgren, Permaculture co-founder
16 Fourteenth St Hepburn VIC 3461

Permaculture Education Centre Djanbung Gardens NSW
Djanbung Gardens is dedicated to the practice and education of Earthwise Living through practical earthcare, permaculture, ecological design and the development of human potential, creativity and skills.
PO Box 379 Nimbin NSW 2480
Ph/Fax 02 66891755

SEED International QLD
Sustainability Education and Ecological Design
50 Crystal Waters
Kilcoy Lane Conondale QLD 4552
Ph/Fax 07 54944833

The Permaculture Institute
Ph 03 64450945 Fax 03 64450944

The Permaculture Research Institute NSW
PO Box 1 Tyalgum NSW 2484
Ph 02 66793275
Fax 02 66792018

Milkwood Permaculture
Milkwood Permaculture provides world-class courses and workshops in a range of sustainable farming practices - all within a relaxed, professional and positive hands-on environment.
Contact: Kirsten Bradley
1466 Campbells Creek Road
Mudgee NSW 2850
Phone 02 6373 7763

Toni Salter The Veggie Lady
Workshops and other resources to help you easily grow great tasting, healthy, organic food in your own backyard. The website contains free advice on what to do in the garden, a planting guide, organic pest and disease control, featured plants and more each month.
PO Box 3113 Narellan 2567

Courses by Elisabeth Fekonia
Type 'Permaculture-realfood' into facebook and you'll find me!
Helping people to grow and produce their own food
383 Black Mountain Road, Cooroy 4563 Queensland
M: 0432 180523

Organic Gardening Site: for Adelaide, South Australia and Beyond
David Corkill is developing a website to help people learn about organic gardening, with the emphasis on Adelaide/South Australian needs and conditions. The site features a forum where members can ask questions and share information.

This site is dedicated to the encouragement and growth of the Urban Farming movement, a return to food production in backyards and community plots, and a return to the deep pleasure, satisfaction and connectiveness that comes from participating in life at a fundamental level.

Under the Choko Tree - Sustainable Living in the Suburbs
Nev and Linda Sweeney have lived in western Sydney (Australia), for over 30 years and for 25 years or more of it have been attempting to live a self reliant / sustainable lifestyle. Their site has a wide range of articles on food growing, food preserving, metalwork, animals and crafts.

Project urban food forest is an educative site which shows urban dwellers that they can learn to grow food in abundance within small spaces.

Green Business - Supporting the environment

Australian Organic Products
Australian Organic Products is your online store for all organic beauty, organic health and organic food products from primarily Australia and also from the rest of the world.
Phone: 03 8759 0380

Edible Landscapes
Edible Landscapes are dedicated to empowering the community to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Ph: 07 54483769 or 0411518773
We design sustainable gardens for your household that are super productive and will save you heaps of cash and time. One hour of good design can save ten hours of hard work.
  • Learn organic and sustainable gardening in the comfort of your own home through out Edible Garden Party workshops.
  • Having pest and disease problems? Your garden not quite producing what you want? Our Veggie Doctor House Calls can diagnose problems, apply remedies, give you plant prescriptions and one-on-one advice.
  • Our Kitchen Garden Packages will have you growing in no time. Raised veggie beds, installation, high quality organic soil, fertilisers, minerals, seeds and seedlings.
  • Do you want to develop a Community Garden? We can guide you through all the processes through our joint partnership with Veggie Village Community Gardens.
  • Our Edible Schoolyards Program incorporates professional development for teachers, volunteers and staff. We design the gardens with links to school curriculum and provide grant information, garden installation and support.

Home Soil Solutions
For gardeners who have a comprehensive analysis done on their garden soil, I write a report to explain the results, a recipe for exactly how many grams, of which minerals, per square metre, need to be applied to the soil to bring it into balance, and a full biological gardening program.
Phone: (07) 3408 6330

GreenSoul Organics
Based in outer Melbourne: home delivery, office fruit boxes, local markets, farm shop.
Mobile: 0416004844

Naga Books
Naga Books is an online bookshop owned by Satyagandhi, operating out of Naganaga Buddhist Vihara. It sells second hand books specialising in reference books in the area of Buddhism, meditation, religion, spirituality, ethics, philosophy, health and wellbeing, ecology and environmental issues.

WeatherWorks Australia
The Sustainability Store
48 Johnson Place Wattle Grove 6107 WA
Ph: 08 93592582 M: 0417096202

Worms DownUnder supplies compost worms, worm farms, natural fertilizer and expert friendly advice.
230 Western Avenue Montville Queensland 4560
Ph: 07 5478 5290 Mobile 0410152910

Wormtec is a producer of environmentally friendly, organic, worm-derived microbial worm-tea foliar sprays and soil drench products as well as compost worms, enhanced worm cast, worm supplies and vermiculture. Located on the Queensland Gold Coast.
PO Box 850 Biggera Waters 4216 QLD
Ph: 07 55372254 Mobile 0413807176

Worm Organics is located in Adelaide SA and supplies composting worms, worm farms, worm castings, worm liquor (liquid nutrient) and fishing worms. It also provides consultancy for commercial worm farms.
Mobile: 0410594501

Kookaburra Worm Farms
Ph 07 41573066
We supply the best priced,liveliest compost worms plus the easiest to use worm farms, delivered to your door Australia wide. Order online at:

Hollow Log Homes - Wildlife Boxes
Nest boxes for wildlife: design, education, installation, research and monitoring.
PO Box 144 Kenilworth Qld 4574
Ph: 07 54723142
Mobile: 0419196621

The Plant-a-Genda is a filing system with monthly dividers, allowing you to file your seeds in the first month of planting. Printed on each divider are the vegetables that you can plant in your garden, in your climate. The Seed Bible gives you Companion Planting for each vegetable.

EarthGreen is a lawn mowing, gardening and landscaping company with a difference, situated in Perth, WA.

Edible Landscaping UK
Edible Landscaping offers the ultimate green organic design service, for any garden or public space.
Food gardening can be beautiful as well as productive - it can provide edible plants, medicines or wildlife havens and still remain food for the soul.

Soil Foodweb Institute (SFI)
Soil Foodweb Institute (SFI)Australia have been soil rehabilitation specialists since 1986. The testing systems used by SFI have been designed to analyse the microbiology present in soil, compost and compost tea samples. By utilising their services you will learn how to manage and maintain a balanced and healthy soil. SFI in conjunction with ASBS has create two courses which are FarmReady approved; Applying SFI Methodology to Create Compost, Compost Tea and Analysing the Tea Created (3 day workshop) and Soil Foodweb Interactions and Benefits to Plant Production (2 week course). Please check our website or telephone the SFI Laboratory (02 6622 5150) for more details.
Southern Cross University, W Block, Unit 138, Rifle Range Road East Lismore, NSW 2480

Organic and Bio Dynamic Farming Organisations

Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Assoc in Australia (BDFGAA) Bio-Dynamic information, preparations and newsletter
Box 54 Bellingen NSW 2454
Ph 02 66550566

Bio-Dynamic Research Institute
1. Training and advice in BD
2. Demeter certification
3. Bio dynamic marketing
4. BD Gardeners' Association
Main Rd Powelltown VIC 3797
Ph 03 59667333

Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA)
Bio dynamic and organic farm certification, membership newsletter
PO Box 530 - L1/766 Gympie Rd Chermside QLD 4032
Ph: 07 33505716

National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA)
Certification of organic farms, processors, packers and exporters. Advice and quarterly bulletin for membership
PO Box 768 Stirling SA 5152
Ph 08 83708455

Organic Retailers & Growers Association of Australia (ORGAA)
Partnership between growers, retailers and consumers
PO Box 12852 A'Beckett St PO Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph 03 97379799

Organic Growers of Australia Inc. (OGA)
Membership and organic certification
PO Box 6171 South Lismore NSW 2480
Ph 02 66220100

Organic Gardening, Permaculture, Community Gardens and Seed Saving Groups

Safe Food Foundation
Melbourne based, not-for-profit campaign and advocacy organisation wth a broad remit and a proactive, solution oriented approach to food quality and safety. The Safe Food Foundation's mission is to help make the World's food supply clean, safe, nutritious, full of taste and produced in a way that enhances our environment, as well as our social and economic systems. We work to highlight issues around Genetically Modified (GM) foods, chemicals, nanotechnology, irradiation, corporate control, monoculture, fair trade and food sovereignty.

Yandina Community Gardens
Sunshine Coast of Queensland
Yandina Community Gardens is a permaculture garden established for the community to gain practical skills in growing their own food. It also features an old Queensland weatherboard house retrofitted to demonstrate practical solutions to changing your home to be more sustainable. Below are listed more features of the gardens you can explore and learn about when you visit the gardens.
Open Tuesday 8am -2pm and Saturday 8am -12 noon. Volunteers are vital to the running of Yandina Community Gardens and are always welcome.

Northey Street City Farm
Brisbane Queensland
Northey Street City Farm is a non-profit community organisation situated on the banks of Brisbane's Breakfast Creek in Windsor. More than 1500 exotic and native fruit trees, bushtucker plants, shrubs and ground covers have been planted on the four hectare farm site since its inception in April 1994. The farm has been developed for people to enjoy and participate in using the principles of permaculture. It is also intended to be a demonstration site where people of all ages can learn through practical, hands on experience.

Permaculture Noosa
Sunshine Coast of Queensland
Permaculture Noosa is a non-profit organisation of people drawn together to develop the dynamic process of permaculture by sharing ideas and resources to create sustainable living environments. Meetings are held every third Thursday at the Cooroy Memorial Hall. At 7.00 we have stalls then speakers and discussion, followed by a cup of tea. Members also go into schools and to open days to demonstrate Permaculture to the public and encourage the community to embark on sustainable ways of living.

Successful Gardening
The Successful Gardening website with Annette McFarlane introduces readers to the fundamental principles of organic gardening. It provides information on organic pest control methods, helps you to identify pests through pictures and suggests organic remedies to solve common gardening problems. Check the Events Calendar or view information on horticulture courses based in Brisbane Queensland, Australia.

The Australian Community Gardens Network is an informal, community-based organisation linking people interested in community gardening across Australia.

Brisbane Organic Growers
Brisbane Queensland
Monthly meetings and field days to promote backyard organic growing in Brisbane region. Website has good access to other groups.
Ph 07 33573171

Vera Street Community Garden
Brisbane Queensland
A grass-roots, get-your-hands-dirty group of local and not-so-local residents who come together to do organic gardening and creek rehabilitation within the grounds of Toowong College, off Vera Street in West Toowong.

Permaculture Sydney Institute (PSI)
Permaculture Sydney Institute runs Permaculture courses and specialist workshops on topics such as bamboo, pizza oven and straw bale building workshops.
Meetings held at the 'Ku-ring-gai Centre for Seniors' 259 Pacific Highway Lindfield
Ph 02 98882575

Canberra Organic Growers Society
Hold monthly meetings (except December and January), hold open days and talks at the demonstration garden and conduct workshops and organic gardening courses. Also COGS operates 10 community gardens for members use.
PO Box 347 Dickson ACT 2602

Gold Coast Organic Growers Inc
Gold Coast Queensland
Our aim is ...
To promote organic sustainable food raising for home gardens and farms.
To foster research into improved methods of organic farming and gardening.
To provide information and support to all those interested in the various aspects of organic growing.
Meetings Held: 3rd Thursday of each month
The Meeting Place, Cnr Guineas Creek Rd and Coolgardie St Elanora
Doors open 7.00 pm; Begin at 7.30 pm
Entry is $1 members, $3 visitors

Queensland Herb Society Annual Event - Herb Awareness
For everyone who wants to learn more about growing and using herbs. Medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale.

Green Journey Community News is a monthly newsletter aimed at connecting residents, farmers, educators and organisations with sustainable options within their communities in the Sunshine Coast and SE Queensland region. The newsletter provides a free event listing and relevant activities including 'What's on' in the upcoming month relating to: Community Gardens; Permaculture Groups; Transition Towns; Farm Tours; Local Food Systems; Workshops and Courses; Garden, Food and Environment events and Native Landcare groups; School Gardens, Garden Clubs and Farmers Markets. Subscription is free by visiting
Email Anne Gibson on

Henry Doubleday Research Association of Australia
Subscription to Natural Growing, demonstration centre, trials, seed bank
816 Comleroy Rd Kurrajong NSW 2758
Ph 02 45761220

Seed Savers Network
Member organisation promoting the preserving and distribution of seeds
PO Box 975 Byron Bay NSW 2481

Soil Association of SA
Promotes organic gardening and farming in SA
PO Box 2497 Adelaide SA 5001
Ph 08 82775385

Mullumbimby Community Garden (MCG)
It is a place of vibrancy, abundance, cultural diversity, friendships, knowledge, sustainable practices and fun.
It has a diverse range programs, projects, workshops and activities available for all ages, abilities and interests.
Open daylight hours everyday.

Real Estate - Sustainable

EcoProperty is a property consulting and marketing company providing products and services for property owners and real estate agents throughout Australia. We help people to buy, sell, design and build properties and products that allow us to live in a more sustainable way.


Earth Garden
Earth Garden Magazine is Australia's original journal of sustainable living and alternatives. Established in 1972, and published continuously for over 30 years and 120 issues, it is a forum of practical ideas, shared knowledge, sources and a guide to alternatives to high-consumption lifestyles. It's about putting a roof over your head, growing your own food organically, aiming for appropriate, renewable home energy systems and surviving - and thriving - in the city or the bush, with the inner changes which follow when you're in harmony with Nature.
PO Box 2 Trentham Vic 3458
Ph:03 5424 1819

The national newspaper of sustainable agriculture
Ph 07 54491884

Gardening Australia's The Organic Gardener
The latest news, issues and ideas on organic gardening.
Subscription enquiries Ph 1300 656933

Grass Roots
Australia's original self-sufficiency magazine.
PO Box 117 Seymour VIC 3661
Ph 03 57924000

The magazine of the West Australian Nut and Tree Crop Association
PO Box 27 Subiaco WA 6008
Ph 08 93881965

Environmental Organisations

Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)
ACF is a national non-profit organisation working for an ecologically sustainable society.

Australian GeneEthics Network
A coalition of over 5,000 groups and individuals promoting the critical discussion on the environmental, social and ethical impacts of the use of GE.
c/- ACF 340 Gore St Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph 03 94162222

Friends of The Earth
Community based activist organisation, which works towards an ecologically sustainable and socially equitable society. Leaflets and web site links

Gardening Clubs
This is a website that might help you find a gardening club in your area. Also links to a wide range range of gardening info.

HEN [Hawkesbury Environment Network Inc]
HEN is an umbrella organisation for groups in the Hawkesbury region who advocate for environmental information and a sustainable future for all. HEN's Mission Statement is: To conserve and restore the natural environment of the Hawkesbury region. To bring together people and organisations to increase awareness of and act for sustainability and the environment. HEN members and volunteers are active in range of areas, including: Lobbying/ submissions to governments
Environmental education for sustainability
Committee representation
Bush regeneration
Organic growing
Fauna and flora studies and research
Water testing

Hope Queensland aims to raise awareness of, and encourage active participation in, waste minimisation and the conservation of energy and resources. The core idea of HOPE is that, while we have to think about the environment as a whole - on a planet-wide scale - we need to act locally, in our own communities in a way that's effective and meaningful. So, our slogan is: 'Think Globally - Act Locally'. HOPE is a non-profit organization, and is not affiliated with any political party.
To become a member of HOPE Queensland contact: Frank Ondrus (Convenor)
HOPE Queensland
PO Box 6118 Toowoomba West QLD 4350
Ph 07 46392135

Total Environment Centre / Toxic Chemicals Committee
Community organisation, membership, fact sheets and quarterly newsletter
1/88 Cumberland St Sydney NSW 2000
Ph 02 92474714

Willing Workers on Organic Farms
Learn organic gardening by having 'hands on' experience or be a host and get much needed help on your property. Membership organization.
Mt Murrindal Buchan VIC 3885
Ph 03 51550218

Global Eco-Village Network (Oceania)
EcoLogical Solutions - Consultancy and Education Services
59 Crystal Waters 65 Kilcoy Lane Conondale Qld 4552
Ph 07 54944741

Moora Moora
Moora Moora is a co-operative residential community located on a beautiful co-operatively owned 245 hectare (600 acre) property situated on Mount Toole-Be-Wong.
It is near the township of Healesville, approximately 67 km (90 minutes by car) to the East of the city of Melbourne.
We welcome visitors to our open days which are held on the first Sunday of every month between 1 - 4 pm. Moora Moora is a participant in the 'Willing Workers on Organic Farms' (WWOOF) scheme.

Nurseries and Seed Suppliers

Daley's Nursery
PO Box 154 Kyogle NSW 2474
Ph 02 6632 1441

Shipards Herb Farm
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
They have been collecting, growing and selling herbs for 30 years, and they may be able to help you if you are looking for a source of hard to find herbs.

Woodbridge Fruit Trees
Specialising in heritage apple varieties and dwarf trees. Catalogue available April/May, send 3 x 45c stamps
Bob Magnus' Fruit Tree Nursery
c/- PO Woodbridge TAS 7162
Phone 03 62674430

Forbidden Fruits Nursery
A wide range of fruit, nut and citrus trees, also available mail order.
246 McAuleys Lane Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Ph/Fax 02 66843688

Grape Vines in QLD available from:
Cherry Lane Nursery
Sugarloaf Road Stanthorpe QLD
Phone 07 46811298

Earth Building

An excellent website with a great depth of information on all forms of earth building to create houses that are sturdy, long lasting, low maintenance, solar-efficient, bushfire resistant and easy to construct. Dr Robert Rich Mudsmith

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