The Sage Garden


The idea for The Sage Garden came to Natasha whilst working as a Garden Specialist for the Stephanie Alexander Foundation. ‘Families were asking me more and more how to start their own veggie gardens, admitting they wanted to learn but didn't know where to start’.

Natasha being a trained Steiner and Conventional Primary School teacher and with qualifications in Horticulture, started by developing home visit programs, where she would build or re-establish veggie gardens for families and teach them how to go about growing their own food.

After also identifying a lack of organic gardening education young children, Natasha also began to develop gardening incursions for kindergartens and child care centres, and now also offers workshops for community groups and organisations, suitable for individuals of any age.

In Natasha’s words, “At the end of the day it is our goal to educate and encourage children and their families to grow organic fruit, herb, vegetables and flowers. We want the programs to bring the joys of gardening and sustainability to children and communities. To nurture a sense of wonder, excitement and empowerment through growing food that is healthy for us, in a way that is healthy and sustainable for our environment.”

For Nourish Melbourne Members

10% off all private home visits and childcare incursions.

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Shop 6, Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road South Yarra VIC 3141
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Shop Neutral sells products that are kind to people, and the planet. Stuff made in Victoria gets extra brownie points. And anything toxic or over-packaged is just plain face-palmed.

The Back to Basics range of cleaning products they supply, very proudly, is a prime example. Developed more than 15 years ago, the range was created after the owner fell seriously ill and decided to remove anything toxic from her home, and cleaning products. As it turns out, these products were better for her, and the environment.

Read more on the blog.

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10% off each time you shop.