Your Home and Garden
Your Home and Garden

Building or renovating your home

The Your Home Guide is a good place to begin.  Plan to Recycle or re-use as much as possible.

Food

Hate wasting food? Check out the Love Food, hate waste site. As well as information about the environmental impacts of food and food waste there are great tips about:

  • Menu planning
  • Smart shopping
  • Sustainable Celebrations
  • Health and nutrition
  • Receipes
  • Food storage

Check out their Resources page for menu planners and shopping lists.

Reuse your jars and pickle or preserve some of the produce you’ve grown using the above resources.

Get creative and revamp, repair, and reuse your wardrobe and furnishings:

The garden

Want to grow your own food and have some chooks or do you love a sleek, modern landscape design style? The only problem we can see is the huge amount of resources out there. Here are some places to start you off ...

Keep your kitchen garden growing through all the seasons with this seasonal gardening guide and also check out the well-known ABC Gardening Australia website for its planting guides for vegies.

If you are thinking about keeping some chickens or ducks, visit the Shoalhaven Poultry website to find out about upcoming poultry auctions. Council has a fact sheet detailing the requirements for keeping poultry and fowl on residential premises that you should have a look at to ensure your family’s health as well as maintain good neighbourly relations.

Council now provides free mulch for your garden to save water, help reduce weeds and provide habitat.

Information to help native birds and animals that call your garden home can be found at the Backyard Buddies website.

You can find more information about the sharing your space with the birds and wildlife of the Shoalhaven on our own website. Have a look at our Bushcare link to learn about plants listed as noxious or those that considered urban weeds.

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(02) 4429 3111
council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
P.O. Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 Australia
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