Growing the community
We aim to create biological systems that are productive and in balance through engaging people in positive change.

sage-education_rgb-colour-trimmed-600SAGE Education is the mainstay of our mission and an important source of income for development of the SAGE Garden.

CONTACT THE SAGE EDUCATION OFFICER

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The program grows and evolves with each year and now includes workshops on growing and cooking food, making use of food by-products, soil biology and health… even beer making.

Every workshop is fully catered by the SAGE Events team using locally grown produce, often from the SAGE Garden itself.

Book into one of our workshops now!

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The SAGE Garden is a wonderful venue for informal events. We love to invite the community to experience and see what’s happening at the garden as much as we can.

Events are often held to coincide with a harvest or seasonal event, such as the solstices or equinoxes. In summer, more regular monthly or sometimes weekly social events are held that feature live music or DJs playing funk from their personal vinyl collections.

Almost always, the famous SAGE pizzas, topped with local produce are cooked in our innovative woodfired combination tandoor/pizza oven. The catering team never fail to produce outstanding dishes of all kinds that use local food in the most creative ways.

Increasingly, other organisations are using the SAGE Garden for their own events.

Download the SAGE Fees & Charges Policy

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sage-seed-savers-rgb-colour-trimmed-635The SAGE Seed Savers group was established in 2014 in order to preserve and promote growing food with local provenance. Seeds collected by members of this group are conditioned to the local climate, ensuring hardier plants and more successful gardening.

The aims of the group are to:

  • preserve locally adapted edible heirloom seed varieties
  • actively increase the growing of these varieties in our region
  • promote seed saving through ongoing education programs
  • assist in developing additional passive income streams for sustainable food growers through the wholesaling of heirloom seed varieties

CONTACT THE SAGE SEED SAVERS GROUP

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Through collecting, storing and reproducing locally adapted varieties of heirloom seeds, we record and share their stories.

To build up stock in the first few years, we are concentrating on the following varieties:

  1. Coriander
  2. Lettuce, Webbs Wonderful
  3. Tomato Druzba
  4. Green Beans, Marsden Moruya
  5. Broad Bean, Aquadulce
  6. Sunflower, Russian Giant
  7. Eggplant, Diamond
  8. Basil, Sweet
  9. Snow Pea, Climbing
  10. Broccoli, Waltham

Download the SAGE Seed Savers Collection Checklist

Download the Bega Valley Seed Savers Reference Table

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The Institute of Sustainability is a long term aspiration for SAGE to develop a creative collaborative partnership between TAFE, various universities, high schools, and community and Indigenous groups — to be established in Moruya.

It will focus on instilling an overall sustainability mindset and provide broad education for sustainability through degrees, certificates, pathways from school, short courses, discussions, forums and field trips.

It will offer a diverse range of sustainability courses covering topics such as environment, agriculture, aquaculture, energy, economics, health, wellbeing, visual and performing arts, building, design, communications, tourism, Indigenous studies, ethics and philosophy.

WANT TO COLLABORATE? CONTACT SAGE ABOUT OUR PLANS