Eastern Suburbs Permaculture Group

Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs Permaculture Group (ESPG) started in November 2006. We’re a keen bunch of permies with a shared desire to reduce our environmental footprint and benefit from sustainable practices. We have a particular interest in sustainable urban living and gardening, with elements for small spaces and backyards a large consideration.

We have members ranging in experience from just starting to people who have been enthusiastically pursuing sustainability for 30+ years. We enthusiastically swap ideas on what works, (and what doesn’t!), share seedlings and harvests, let members know about specials, buy in bulk for savings, arrange guest speakers, participate in field trips and visits and generally learn from and share our individual and collective knowledge with others to help build a sense of local community and support. ESPG members have started Community Supported Agriculture schemes, hosted radio shows, won community sustainability awards, produced submissions to local councils and VicUrban, published articles on environmental issues and initiated a local Seed Saver group.

Areas covered: Melbourne’s eastern suburbs – from Camberwell to Blackburn, Balwyn to Burwood