Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival

We’ll be taking part in the Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival 2012

Here are the details of the event from the City of Darebin –  Backyard Harvest Festival web page:

Open Gardens and Workshops from 10 – 25 November 2012

The Backyard Harvest Festival is back – showcasing abundant food gardens in the prime growing season.

Learn from passionate and knowledgable local Darebin experts from a diversity of cultures. Visit home gardens, participate in gardening workshops and help the Northcote Library Food Garden celebtrate its First Birthday.

Get inspired to grow even more food this Spring!

The Backyard Harvest Festival is delivered in partnership by Darebin Ethnic Communities Council (DECC) and Darebin City Council.

Download the 2012 Backyard Harvest Festival Program for full details of garden opening dates, times and locations.

Places are limited so book early. Bookings close Friday 2nd November, 2012.

RSVP to tina.stagg@darebin.vic.gov.au or 8470 8673. Otherwise TTY (Hearing Impaired) on 8470 8696; or Language Line on 8470 8470.


If you’re trying to figure out which garden in the Festival Program is my one, we’re listed as follows:

Date: Sunday 25 November

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Location: Preston (Booking required)

You’ll be amazed at the diversity of food producing plants in this high density garden – from vines to stone fruits, berries, herbs and vegetables. The garden is based on the Permaculture principle of creating synergistic relationships between garden elements. What appears to be a verdant tumble of vegetation is actually strategic placement to create and enhance the microclimate and growing conditions for each food plant. This is also an effective pest control technique resulting in an organic garden which produces a wonderful abundance of food.


For everyone who’se been wanting to learn more about forest gardening and food forest design, I’ll also be running a workshop on Food Forest Gardening & Permaculture:

Date: Sunday 11 November

Time: 1‐2:30pm

Location: Northcote Library Food Garden, 32 ‐ 38 Separation St (Booking required)

Food Forest Gardening and Permaculture Workshop

Learn how to design and build an abundant food forest garden using Permaculture principles. Food forest gardens integrate fruit trees, seasonal and perennial vegetables, berries, herbs, climbers and ground cover plants to create a thriving ecosystem. The result is maximum productivity for minimum work.



    1. Yes it is!

      So people can find it, I’ve already cut/paste the listing for my garden following the comment “If you’re trying to figure out which garden in the Festival Program is my one, we’re listed as follows:”

      Hope that helps!


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