Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival 2013

We’ll be taking part in the Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival 2013

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

Open Gardens and Workshops from Saturday 16 November – Sunday 1 December 2013

The Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival is a celebration of home food growing traditions. Learn from passionate and knowledgeable local Darebin experts from a diversity of cultures. Visit home gardens, participate in gardening workshops and get inspired to create your own food garden this spring! The Backyard Harvest Festival is delivered in partnership by Darebin Ethnic Communities Council (DECC) and Darebin City Council, and is being held from 10 November – 1 December 2013.

Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival 2013 – Program

Garden Party
Sunday 10 November – Spring Garden Party at the Northcote Library Food Garden, Northcote
32 – 38 Separation Street, Northcote

1pm: Gardening workshop. Free but registrations are essential.
2 – 4pm: Garden party – featuring live music, plant stall, garden art activities and afternoon tea. You will also have the opportunity to have your say on the All Nations Park Food Forest project. Free. Registrations not required.

Come along and celebrate communal growing, sharing and harvesting with a Spring Garden Party at the Northcote Library Food Garden. Find out more about the food garden and sustainable gardening in Darebin, take home some DIY garden art or seedlings from the plant stall. For more information and to book please see http://www.northcotelibraryfoodgarden.blogspot.com or email northcotelibraryfoodgarden@gmail.com

*** There will also be a series of open garden tours and workshops run from Saturday 16 November – Sunday 1 December, see here for details: City of Darebin – Backyard Harvest Festival web page.

 
 

I will be running one garden tour and one workshop for this festival, so if you’re trying to figure out which garden in the Festival Program is my one, we’re listed as follows:

Sunday 24 November – Open Garden 9: Preston
11:30am – 12:30pm.
Free for Darebin Residents / $10 Non Darebin Residents. Registrations essential.

You’ll be amazed at the diversity of food producing plants in this high density food forest 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:

Sunday 17 November – Food Forest Gardening and Permaculture with Angelo Eliades, Northcote2:30 – 4:30pm.
Northcote Library Food Garden, 32 – 38 Separation Street, Northcote.
Free for Darebin Residents / $10 Non Darebin Residents. Registrations essential.

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.
 
 
 
 

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