From its humble beginnings over 30 years ago, Easy Care Gardening (ECG) grew into the larger organisation it is today, servicing around 1,000 gardens a year. We have over 300 volunteers and this is what sets ECG apart from other gardening services. A service delivered by volunteers has a different “feel” to it – our volunteers garden because they want to make a positive difference. They bring energy, generosity and community spirit with them every time they garden.
ECG is part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and is a subsidised service, with clients expected to contribute towards the cost of any CHSP service they receive. Costs vary and are provided on application with the service. All new clients must first apply for Easy Care Gardening (ECG) through the Department of Health My Aged Care, free call: 1800 200 422. After ECG receives a client’s referral, a Wait List letter will be posted to the applicant.
An added bonus of becoming and ECG client is that the cost of our volunteer-based gardening service is less than commercial organisations because of our reduced labour costs.
ECG Client Handbook (English Version)