VSGP - Weaving a Web of School Gardeners

This day is all about bringing together passionate garden specialists, teachers and a like to network, share stories and take part in a day of quest speakers and hands on activities.


Whether your school is a concrete jungle with only a dream of a garden, or it has an established garden program, this workshop will have something for everyone. Weaving a web of school gardeners will be hosted by VSGP host James McLennan from Grassroots Sustainability.

Teachers, parents, grounds staff, admin, school leadership are welcome to attend.

About the School 

Victorian College for the Deaf is an F-12 college that provides bilingual education to Deaf students from across Melbourne and Victoria. Urban Block is a newly established garden enterprise and VET horticultural learning space.

The produce from the garden is harvested and sold directly to the college's onsite cafe and hospitality learning space, The Tradeblock Cafe.

Learn About

Teachers reshaping spaces in schools

- Garden tour by students

- Bush tucker in schools

How Biofilta can help your school garden  

- Call to action

The Presenters

Billie Radomiljac is a VCAL teacher for Victorian College of the Deaf's senior student group and Lead of the Urban Block Garden Enterprise, a VET horticultural learning space.                                           

Karen Sutherland is a wealth of knowledge with over 30 years of experience in edible gardening. She is the founder of Edible Eden Design, focusing on designing beautiful sustainable gardens, from edible landscaping to indigenous and native gardens.  

James McLennan has a background in permaculture, outdoor and environmental education and teaching and runs his own regenerative education company, Grassroots Sustainability. He is also the co-founder and director of non-for-profit Farm My School, working to transform unused land within schools, into regenerative market gardens and providing food to the local community.

Date: Friday 2nd December 2022 

Time: Workshop: 9.00am-3.00pm  

Cost: $160 includes morning tea and lunch. 

Location:  Victorian College of the Deaf - 597 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 

To Book: You will need to ring NGIV on 9576 0599 to obtain your log in details if not already registered in the booking system. Please have your credit card ready.

Contact: Tania Karamitos - VSGP Program Co-ordinator  Phone: 9576 0599 Email: [email protected] 

12/2/2022 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Victorian College of the Deaf 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
Registration is closed. Please contact VSGP office.