From garden to plate and back, in small steps, with simple tools and few rules, no matter how big or small your place is.

Ever bought a great looking gardening book with all good intentions only to have it soon end up just another pretty bookshelf-ornament? What you are missing is Level Zero – vegetable gardening for absolute beginners.

WE GROW & MAKE FOOD – not everything, just the achievable stuff that saves money, tastes great, avoids waste, and works well in our climate. Grab a cuppa, perch on the corner of a garden bed, and let’s chat.

 WE CLOSE THE LOOP wherever we can – reducing waste, repairing tools, reclaiming resources, choosing ‘buy-once’, replenishing soil and keeping as much carbon and organics on the property as possible.

WELCOME TO THE GARDEN SHOP

We have tools and books that are hard to come by, seeds that we grow and use every year, and gifts for the gardeners in your life. We are located in Napoleons, a smidge south of Ballarat.

With current COVID restrictions, we are online, pickup
or delivery within Ballarat.

thank you for your kind words…

put the kettle on

LEANNE

“I followed your [asparagus] guidelines… The thing I didn’t know how to grow is the one thing that is growing well. My kiddo is going to be so excited to see it. Thank you again.” (Facebook) JUL2020

RICKY & FAMILY

“Iso-gardening seemed like a good idea but the ‘beginner’ book we got online was too much information! Pretty relieved to find the Level Zero of growing veg. We are on our way. 👍” JUN2020

DARYL

“Asparagus always seems so exotic. You say I can keep it in a pot even? I’ll give it a try and yell out if I get stuck. I am in Adelaide BTW 🙂” (Facebook) MAY2020

WHITE VINTAGE TRAVEL

“I love your photos. This is amazing!” (Insta) APR2020

MEG

“Garden Haiku.
Such a nice activity.
In the Summer shade.”
– MAR2020

BLINGMAMA

“Marmalade cake YUM get in my mouth please.” FEB2020

MAKIKO

“Hello from Osaka >o< we don’t have a garden because our apartment is on 11th floor. Your garden is very enjoyable.” JAN2020

RODNEY

“One phrase so simple but has changed everything, ‘there is no away‘.  That one phrase is reshaping how we eat and live”  DEC2019

ELENOR

“haha – just realised you are in Australia!
I’m in Arizona but still totally hooked. Your mustard recipe is a big hit!”  NOV2019

BEVERLEY

“I can hear Dad’s voice in your writing.
It’s wonderful you are building on what he taught you in the garden.”   OCT2019