Where are all the Sydney garden bloggers?

18 Nov

There’s a real community of veggie gardening/sustainablity bloggers in Australia. I love reading about Ali‘s exploits, Barbara‘s gorgeous children, Liz‘s amazing cooking, Mrs Bok‘s flock, Veggiegobbler‘s  monkeymen and Hazel‘s tree change adventures (amongst many others). But after reading about blogger meet-ups in Melbourne I’ve been feeling pretty lonely around here.

Where are the garden bloggers in Sydney?


So I’ve been searching, and I’ve found some!

My recent discoveries are:

The Green Backyard – Another mum (like me),  attempting to live a more sustainable lifestyle in North-West Sydney

Edible Urban Garden – Lani is achieving simply amazing things on only 280m2 in the Inner West

Under the Choko Tree – Nev and Linda living the permaculture dream in Western Sydney – I’ve visited them!

And in the Hunter Region:

Purple Pear Organics – Kate and Mark are simply amazing, and so generous in sharing their knowledge

Merewether Life – Bwendo has a beautiful family, and shares my passion for chickens and veggies

Have I missed anyone?

25 Responses to “Where are all the Sydney garden bloggers?”

  1. Hazel November 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    So all you have to do now is organise a Sydney bloggers’ get together! Thanks for the link.

  2. Lilian November 19, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    That’d be me – I try to be as sustainable as possible but my forays into permaculture/organic gardening have been hit and miss.

    • L November 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

      Hi Lilian! I’ll have to check out your blog 🙂

  3. Barbara November 19, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    I’d like to find some more Adelaide garden bloggers. Where are they

  4. the green backyard November 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Yay! for some Sydney bloggers. A meet up would be fantastic!! I’m there.
    Lilian, I’ll be checking out your blog too!

  5. ali November 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    L, if you organise a Sydney meet up like those Melbourne ladies did, I’m going on strike. Stop having fun without me people!!!

    • L November 21, 2011 at 9:37 am #

      Oh Ali, I know your frustration. I was insanely jealous reading of the Melbourne meetup.

  6. Mrs Bok November 20, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    We could won the lotto and have a national meeting on a beautiful island somewhere with it’s own sustainable garden!

    • L November 21, 2011 at 9:38 am #

      Mrs Bok, you had me at ‘beautiful island’…

      • Hazel November 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

        Mrs Bok IS a beautiful island in Bloggland!

  7. Liz November 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    Thanks for the link – that was very nice…if only my cooking was always amazing – I made a fairly hideous attempt at fried rice last week and followed it up with some really mediorce dhal only yesterday…..

  8. Darren (Green Change) November 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Dunno if you want to count people slightly down the coast in the Illawarra, but there’s me:


    And a few others:


    • L November 22, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

      Of course Darren! Thanks for the heads up – I’ll check out your blog (and the others too).

  9. sydfoodie November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    I guess all the Sydney gardeners are concentrating more on gardening than blogging. I have been told that the cottage gardeners meet up quite frequently (and they don’t just do cottage gardens), and I know the western sydney permaculture group meets up once a month.

    Seen this?


    • L November 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

      I’ve been tempted to contact Permaculture Sydney North, but I’m worried that I don’t really have time for a ‘club’. That and I’m worried that I won’t fit into the ‘permaculture culture’. Silly, huh?

  10. Lani November 29, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    Thanks for including me on the list. The other inner-west one (and a great blog) is Jamie at Garden Amateur http://gardenamateur.blogspot.com/
    I do agree – so many Melbourne-ites are active bloggers and not so many Sydney – but thanks for the new list!!

    • L November 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      Thanks Lani – I did check out gardenamateur, but he has been focussed on his travels lately, and I didn’t really know where to start in the archives. I look forward to reading when he gets back.

  11. Gardenglut January 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Here is mine. http://gardenglut.blogspot.com It’s very new. Have a look, add to ideas for glut recipes and help me with my pleas for padron seeds and finger limes. Keep gardening. Gardenglut

  12. ambrasancin June 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Not strictly a gardening blog, mine (The Good, the Bad and the Italian) will feature the occasional post about my new-found love of gardening. Soon I’ll write about home-made marmalade from my own mandarins, and this post from a few weeks ago was about my radicchio patch (with some other musings thrown in). http://ambradambra.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/the-secret-radicchio-society/
    Ambra Sancin

  13. Kevin July 25, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    I’ve been asking the same question! It feels like everyone I speak to about my veggie fixation says the same thing. ” I really want to grow my own food” but none of them do! Am I alone in tilling the soil?

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney July 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

      Thanks for visiting Kevin. I’ve been trying to encourage people around me, and it seems like I’m having some success in my neighborhood. Try growing something in the front yard – that’ll get people talking!

  14. Merewether Life August 10, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    Thanks for your mention, we are still here, and going as strong as ever… Talk soon

  15. gardensandpolkadots March 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Great list, I am looking forward to exploring those Blogs more. Here’s another to add to to the list, Gardens and Polka Dots (www.gardensandpolkadots.com)

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