Resources

Of course, in this world it is not about what you know, but about who you know. The following people and organisations have been helpful somewhere along the journey.

Bells Beach (Organic) Nursery

  • www.bellsbeachnursery.com.au
  • Speak to Brian or his son David for good advice and great friendly service. These guys can source whatever you want on the surf coast.

Biodynamic Agriculture Australia

  • www.biodynamics.net.au
  • Very good service, good advice, good biodynamic products. They go the extra mile to ensure their products are shipped the best and most economical way. They publish a quarterly newsletter called News Leaf, packed with information, case studies and stories.

Chris Whitworth (graphic designer)

Diggers Club

  • www.diggers.com.au
  • Great source of organically grown and heritage seeds and seedlings. From time to time they good informative workshops too.

Elcho Garden Supplies

  • www.elchogardensupplies.com.au
  • Great source of the freshest, moist organic mushroom compost. Real quick delivery too. Lots other services like landscaping materials, skip hire, etc.

Kerr’s Hire

  • www.kerrshire.com.au
  • Any tool or equipment you need – good service, good advice and fair prices too.

Lifeway Christian Church – Lara

  • www.lifeway.org.au
  • Speak to pastor Rob Chaney – he really takes a personal interest. He’s a masterchef too, I’m told. Beautiful family. Sarah manages The Little Teapot Café and Play – beautiful community-focused café tailored for young moms with kids.

Lou’s bloomin’ garden

Mal Heppel – DMS Landscapes

  • Landscape designer / engineer at DMS Landscapes
  • Arguably the most talented landscape designer and engineer we’ve ever worked with. Good eye for shape, form, colour and natural fit, with great ideas and amazing creativity. Hands-on, climbs in and gets the job done beautifully. Great family man.

Otway Indigenous Nursery

  • www.otwaysindigenousnursery.com.au
  • Speak to Nick Day the owner of the nursery – nothing about local plants and their growth habbits and roles in the garden that Nick doesn’t know about! Nice guy, very helpful, stoked surfer too.

Pete the Permie – Telopea Nursery

  • Horticulturist / tree supplier at Telopea Nursery
  • Nothing about fruit trees this guy doesn’t know. From root stock, to climate suitability to seasonal influences. Amazing stock of heritage fruit and nut trees.

Philip Sedgman – Living Water Flowforms

Rex Bennett – Ascot Splicing & Supplies

  • ascotsplicing.com.au
  • For anything rope-related, Rex is your man – ladders, nets, climbing ropes, the works. Great service too. Aussie master cricketer.

Scott Tucker – Clearwater Lakes and Ponds

  • www.cwlp.com.au
  • Nothing about managing natural and grey water that Scott doesn’t know – from swimming pools and small ponds to great lakes. Great service and after-sales service. Not shy to give good advice either.

The Mulch Centre (Geelong)

  • www.themulchcentre.com.au
  • Great mulch, great topsoil. Quick delivery. Speak to Lee-Ann, she’ll set you right. Sean maneuvers the trucks and delivers whatever you need into the most awkward places with a smile – stoked longboarder too.

TimberZoo

  • www.timberzoo.com.au
  • Amazing collection of recycled wood – great for landscaping, furniture, you can build a beach house from all this stuff!

Wayne Barry – Treecycle Tree Services

  • www.treecycle.com.au
  • Very efficient tree surgeon, removal, mulching. Fair rates. Wayne really knows his trees.

WellSpring Wesleyan Methodist Church

William Horvath – Permaculture Apprentice

 

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