The SAGE Project is a community driven initiative that is being developed as an education and demonstration site for sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices.

A concept drawing of the SAGE site in full production, with the SAGE Block and commercial beds fully developed, mature orchard and herb garden and member allotments

Next Event at SAGE

Details – SAGE Education
RSVP – Sandra Makdessi education@sageproject.org.au

Sunday 26 October 2014 | SAGE Market Gardening Workshop | Day 4 –  Plant health, pests and diseases, irrigation systems
– a series of six workshops over an eight month period
– presented by Fraser Bayley

Sunday 19 October 2014 | from 9.30am

Sunday 2 November 2014 | from 10am – 2pm – Help get the SAGE Garden ready for the Southeast Harvest Open Day for Sunday 9 November


Become involved in this inspiring community organisation for just a small fee per calendar year:

  • Family $25
  • Individual $20
  • Concession $15

Learn how to grow food, or contribute your knowledge and skills to this collective project.

Be part of creating a post-carbon future for our region.

Benefits include:

  • free or discounted gardening workshops
  • monthly working bees & communal lunch at the long table
  • learn to grow food on a commercial scale through the “adopt-a-bed” system
  • free or discounted freshly harvested produce
  • weekly Friday evening SAGE Sunset gatherings
  • SAGE newsletter
  • great information about events and happenings in our area
  • early bird access to SAGE River Feast tickets
  • and much more!

Download the membership application form here:

Regular SAGE events

Working Bees

roughly every 3rd Sunday of the month from 9.30am at the SAGE site.

Next Working Bee is on Sunday 17 August 2014 starting at 10.30am.

Work at the SAGE site is continuous, but the monthly working bees are essential to getting large tasks, such as bed preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting and clean-up jobs done.

At around 12.30pm, we gather around for a BYO lunch at the long table. You might like to bring some surplus produce from your own garden to share or swap!

To really get involved, get your hands dirty and learn something, come along to a working bee. Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

SAGE Sunsets

every Friday evening from 5pm at the SAGE site (during daylight savings only)

Come along, join the evening’s activities, bring a picnic and share a relaxed drink after helping with a harvest, or participating in a workshop. Bring the family!

Our wonderful tandoor & pizza oven is now completed, adding even more to this wonderful social gathering.

A vista of SAGE at sunset -- the Friday evening gatherings are proving popular

This is a great way to get to know other SAGE members.