COVID-19 UPDATE Tuesday 14th of September
The ACT Government has extended the lockdown for a further four weeks, until 11:59pm on Friday 15 October 2021
What can we do until the lockdown is lifted?
Consultations can be done on a no-contact basis
Crews of no more than 2 workers (for safety reasons) can do gardening on a no-contact basis.
Reschedule consultations and work that can be done by crews of 2 workers to re-start immediately
Reschedule other work for after 15th of October
The ACT health Directorate has announced easing of restrictions on the number of workers allowed on site for construction work, and we have been advised that this may be applicable to us also. We have applied for an exemption to be allowed to work under the same conditions as those in the construction industry, which would allow us to have:
“up to 5 people plus 1 supervisor outside on the worksite at any point in time.
There is to be no interaction between workers and residents within the premises.”
We hope to get a reply to our application this week. If successful, depending on the availability of workers we may be able to schedule work that is normally done with crews of 5 workers plus a supervisor.
Our existing and prospective customers will be contacted directly to advise when their work has been scheduled. We will do our best to catch up with the back log of work whilst adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.
The COVID-19 Lockdown has given us the opportunity to review the business planning for our Social Enterprise. The objective is to ensure the continued viability of the business as it transitions to the next stage as an incorporated Social Enterprise and to enable its founder to transition into retirement. We have engaged several external advisors to assist us through this process.
The outcome of this review and any resulting changes will be advised as soon as practicable.
To discuss matters concerning your gardening please do not hesitate to contact us:
Office Mobile: +61 400934386
Thank you for your kind support of this Social Enterprise
Take Care and Stay Safe.
Founder and Owner
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.
JUNE 2021 - UPDATE
FOR OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS & SUPPORTERS
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.
Founder, The Sustainable Gardener
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING?
We work with you to establish and maintain an aesthetically pleasing garden that enhances your lifestyle.
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
At The Sustainable Gardener we can create an edible garden and support you in growing delicious and nutritious food at your home.
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.