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EXCITING NEW AUSSIE FOODCUBE WICKING BEDS

To order FoodCubes or request more info please get in touch

Designed and manufactured in Australia, these beds are the ultimate option to now grow your own homegrown produce.

 

Since The Sustainable Gardener has become a stockist the sale has gone up every month. People love the idea of growing their own food - setting them up is really easy.

 

TSG happily supply a set up quote should you decide to opt out of that task.

 

There is a range of accessories for the cubes like; Redcor steel panels cladding, trellis and net support structures. We can also customise panels using colorbond sheeting or recycled timber.

 

TSG, together with BioFilta, has developed a veggie mix ideal for the FoodCubes, which happily supply.

 

AS STOCKISTS, WE OFFER THE ATTRACTIVE PRICE OF $475.00 incl. GST per bed  (much cheaper than in a garden centre.

 

Delivery $100.00

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LATEST 

NEWS 

OCTOBER 2020 -  UPDATE

FOR OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS & SUPPORTERS

Firstly, thank you all so much for your continued support. It is truly making a difference in the lives of our workers and the gardens of Canberra and Queanbeyan.

 

COVID-19

The community in our region has done a remarkable job is complying with the COVID19 guidelines and so all our workers are back on the crew.

 

Full Schedules

We have been overwhelmed by the response to the campaign to fill the schedule for our second crew.  Both schedules are now full and we have no capacity to take on new work.  Again, thank you to all customers and supporters for the referrals!

 

FoodCubes

The FoodCube promotion finished on 30th of September. It has been very successful. 

Biofilta have announced a price increase resulting in our price rising to $475 inc. GST per unit. The delivery charge has also increased to $100 incl GST per order.

Redcor steel panels (as seen in the last promotion) to clad the FoodCubes. We can also customise panels using colorbond sheeting or recycled timber.

 

Succession Planning and Restructuring

Now that the schedules are full, we can continue to work on the succession planning and restructuring of our Social enterprise. In addition to receiving great pro bono support from the Social Impact Hub program, we are organising a meeting of those who have expressed an interest in actively supporting this process.

 

Moving from petrol to battery powered equipment

The switch to Stihl battery powered equipment continues. We now have hedgers and line trimmers.

 

New Product:

After aerating irrigated lawns we now apply Soft-Phos with T.E.C and have it has an amazing effect on vigour and colour of the lawns without the harsh and costly long term effects of artificial fertilisers. Check out the link:

https://softagriculture.com.au/soft_fertiliser.php

 

Positions Available:

Qualified Gardener

We are still seeking a qualified gardener to bolster our knowledge and experience base on our crews. If you know of someone with extensive gardening experience that you think can, and wants to, work with an All Abilities crew, please send them our way.

 

Office support / Assistant to Warren

We have made progress in finding someone who is considering a offer for this position. Hopefully, we will be successful and Warren can get the assistance he surely needs.

 

A Home Base – Still Looking

Progress in finding a space, say 1 Ha, plus buildings to store machinery, product and an office away from Warren’s home, has been slow.

This space could be a hub for training, market gardening, composting, nursery, shop, café etc. Any ideas for finding a space and funding from our support network would be greatly appreciated.

New Van

You may have noticed the new van that has new signwriting with the new slogan ‘A Social Enterprise and All Abilities Employer’. (See Picture) We will progressively change the signwriting on all the vans to present the same message. We believe the new slogan more accurately reflects our purpose as a social enterprise.

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

WE ARE 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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EDIBLE

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.

 
 

SOCIAL

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

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.

 

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.
 

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123 Jabanungga Avenue, Ngunnawal

ACT 2913

Email: info@thesustainablegardener.com.au
Tel:      0400 934 386

ABN:   48 544 847 842

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