Gourd it.


This crib to cradle examination of a natural ‘manufacturing’ process is filled with real-time learning opportunities and hands-on application of knowledge. From soil, seed, to cup or bowl as we grow gourds and measure the resources involved, participants not only end up with a beautiful, sustainable and biodegradable product, but also come out of the process with an indepth and innate understanding of sustainability and our responsibility to regenerate our natural surrounds; our ecosystem.

  • Circular economy principles

  • Long-term Thinking

  • Responsible resource management

  • Natural systems

  • Waste minimisation

Program is adaptable to all ages.

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Sustainability Program for Schools & Community

At Awareaway are committed to educating and inspiring all people to think and live sustainably. One of our core aims is a regenerative approach. ‘Gourd It’ is our program in sustainable, regenerative and circular economy thinking, where growing gourds - nature’s tupperware, is a tool to demonstrate how we can apply these principles to production and consumption. 

Through 5 intensive workshops following the 10 month cycle of growing gourds, participants are invited to explore an alternative to plastic and other non-compostable/unsustainable materials. Whilst exploring this alternative, hands-on, we also discover that the solution to plastic waste and other resource heavy industries, is that there is no  ‘one’ solution, and that in tackling this wicked problem; the many make up the one.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations the custodians of and around Naarm (Melbourne) the land where we live, work and travel. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. We live on stolen land, and we will continue to acknowledge and be allies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, so they can live proud and strong.