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Biofilta Foodcube Slim (available from June)

 

As a Biofilta Foodcube stockist, we will be supplying the Foodcube Slim (1200mm long x 600mm wide x 500mm high) from June 2021.

 

This slim design is ideal for courtyards, balconies, and as productive screening for outside dining. Foodcube Slim is, like all Foodcubes, made in Australia using recycled plastics. 

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FOR OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS & SUPPORTERS

 
 
OUR GROWTH

 

Our growth in recent times to three crews enabled the gainful employment of Andrew and Joshua, with the support of Mike from TSG, Jo and Marcel at L.E.A.D and Matchworks Disability Employment services.

The skill set of our workers has also expanded enabling us to add general property maintenance services such as gutter and solar panel cleaning, as well as repairs and small landscaping projects. Please get in touch if any of these services would benefit you at our next visit to your garden.  

BEE'S, BEE'S, MORE BEE'S

 

Last, but not least, we celebrated World Bee Day on 20th May. Support our pollinators and create biodiversity at your place by staying away from harmful chemicals, and planting a ‘bee banquet’ of flowering plants. Click here for fantastic resources for the Canberra region, put together by ACT for Bees.

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Founder, The Sustainable Gardener

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We work with you to establish and maintain an aesthetically pleasing garden that enhances your lifestyle.

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A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WITH A PASSION FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CANBERRA

by creating and maintaining beautiful and edible gardens while providing gainful employment & support for people living with

disabilities

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At The Sustainable Gardener we can create an edible garden and support you in growing delicious and nutritious food at your home.

NDIS SUPPORT

The Sustainable Gardener is a registered service provider. With our increased capacity, we can take on new work for NDIS participants.

As a social enterprise we not only employ people living with disability, some of whom receive NDIS support, but are now increasingly providing household garden maintenance services to others as part of their individual NDIS support plans.

Our intrepid workers now have the opportunity to assist others living with a disability who need help with their gardens.

The financial arrangements with NDIS participants will vary depending on whether they are self-managed or have the assistance of a plan manager. Although the NDIS financial arrangement are complex and so take more time to process, we are prepared to persist and make it work for our NDIS participant customers.

We offer concessions for NDIS clients in the form of waiving the initial consult fee of $120 including GST.

If you are receiving NDIS support or you know someone on NDIS that may need help with their garden, why not get in touch. We would be pleased to assist you.

 
 

A nice gesture from

The Rehabilitation Services team in appreciation of us assisting with the transition of a worker back into the workforce after a sustaining an injury with a previous employer.

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At The Sustainable Gardener we are passionate about our people and the environment

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OUR STORY

Our operation was founded in 2009 by Warren Aitken. Warren holds qualifications in agricultural economics, horticulture, permaculture, and sustainable agriculture.
 
In the past, he has also worked as a disability support worker and he has taken crews of people with disabilities out to do garden maintenance jobs in and around Canberra.
 
Thanks to the support of our valued customers we have grown to the extent of being able to employ employ 9 of whom 6 live with a disability.
We currently have two fully equipped vans with trailers that enable us to perform all the tasks required in caring for your gardens.
Our workers receive comprehensive on the job training as well as attending specialized courses in first aid, chainsaw and chemical use. They are also encouraged and supported in attaining  CIT Horticulture qualifications and attending less formal courses such as the growing of nutrient dense food run by Phion.