Edible gardens

Saturday, 7 September and Sunday, 8 September 2019

All edible gardens demonstrate sustainable, chemical-free methods of growing healthy, fresh food. Visit these gardens for inspiration and encouragement to plant your own veggie garden.

Contact Nea on 0419 874 735.

Woolly Saint Pippin Farm
10am – 4pm
1602 Calder Highway, Taradale (opposite Martin’s Road)
Ph: 0403 744 045

An emerging food forest and regenerative agricultural system of heritage fruit trees, dye and fibre plants, vegetable beds, Finn sheep, alpacas, chickens, ducks and indigenous plants.

Donations support Taradale Produce Swap.

Wheelchair access is limited.

Jane Mallick and Glenn Polley
10am – 4pm
16 Pennos Road, Taradale
Ph: 0431 836 552
Guided tours at 11am and 2pm

Set in the rolling hills of Taradale, this 5.5 acre permaculture garden includes a large abundant food garden including heirloom vegetables, herbs, berries, an orchard, chickens and sheep. Six years in the making using organic methods, companion planting and various composting techniques.

Donations support Taradale Produce Swap.

Wheelchair access is limited.

Lyn Godfrey
1pm – 4pm
Unit 3, 38 Simpson Street, Kyneton
Ph: 0438 992 737

This is a small bird, insect and lizard-attracting garden of local indigenous plants is in its early stages. Also featuring citrus trees in containers, wicking beds, a fan-trained apricot tree, herbs, self-seeding greens, berries and rhubarb in shaded areas and Bokashi composting.

Donations support Kyneton Transition Hub.

Wheelchair accessible.

Jan and Doug
1pm – 4pm
10 Granite Hill Lane, Kyneton
Ph: (03) 5422 3828 or 0438 114 553

Two acres of vegetable garden beds, fruit trees, wicking beds, composting, chickens, netting, a native bee hotel, biochar, fruit trees and a raspberry patch. In-ground watering and Hugelkultur for effective water use.

No wheelchair access.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
10am – 4pm
Taradale Primary School, 98 High Street, Taradale
Ph: (03) 5423 2247 or 0413 083 567

This large kitchen garden with greenhouse is maintained by the primary school students and the community. Featuring raised beds, no-dig beds, companion planting, worm farms, chickens, an orchard and propagation. Plants, jams and relishes are for sale to support the garden.

Wheelchair accessible.
Car and bus parking in Lyell Street.
Toilets available.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish School
1pm – 4pm
43–47 Edgecombe Street, Kyneton
Ph: (03) 5422 2056
Email: info@olrkyneton.catholic.edu.au

This school vegetable garden helps children to learn about and care for growing plants.

No wheelchair access.
Park at Kyneton Sports and Aquatic Stadium in Victoria St and access via path from the Stadium up to the school.

Bunjil Farm, Lyn Stephenson
11am – 4pm
426 Shepherds Hill Road, Lauriston
Ph: 0408 515 811
Guided tours at 1pm and 2.30pm

This 80-acre farm uses organic and biodynamic principles. Featuring a 46-tree orchard and new market garden. The farm is licensed to grow hemp and includes a hemp display area. One-hour tours include hemp food tasting. “Respecting our Earth” is the mantra of Bunjil Farm.

No wheelchair access.

Kyneton Community Garden
11am – 3pm
Kyneton Secondary College, Epping Street, Kyneton
Ph: 0476 645 305

Set on old basketball court inside the school grounds. Permaculture principles using wicking beds, composting, fruit trees, chickens, water harvesting and green house. Demonstrations of making compost tea and biochar.

Wheelchair accessible.
Car and bus parking available. Can also be accessed from Ferguson Street

Middle Gully Reserve
10am – 4pm
Macedon Primary School, 7 Smith Street, Macedon
Ph: (03) 5426 1518
Email: macedon.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

The Reserve is located across the road from Macedon Primary School. It features a 2.1 hectare garden with fruit trees, vegetable beds, wicking beds, compost bays, a worm farm, water tanks, a dam, a maze, a pizza oven, quiet seating areas, chickens and an Eco Learning Centre. The garden is home to sugar gliders and phascogales along with other native birds and wildlife.

Limited wheelchair access.

Kyneton Edible Garden
11am – 3pm
Rear of Kyneton Community House, 34 Mollison Street, Kyneton
Ph: (03) 5422 3433

This edible garden is being developed to provide produce for Kyneton Community Lunch, which feeds 50 to 70 people every week during school terms. The focus is on edible leaves, herbs and flowers. The main garden is at the back and along the drive.

Wheelchair accessible.
Parking in street.

Moira and Ken Hourigan
10am – 3pm
36 Tattersall Drive, Kyneton
Ph: (03) 5422 2947

This large landscaped garden is situated on part of the original land of Brenannah Manor (1898). Self-sown vegetables flourish among ornamentals as well as planned vegetable beds and fruit trees using water harvesting and a fish pond. Most plants and seeds are sourced locally.

Wheelchair accessible.

Zen’s Memorial Garden, Nadya and Maryla Korinfsky
10am – 4pm
545 Kyneton – Spring Hill Road, Kyneton
Ph: 0477 135 818

An orchard and vegetable garden have been added to a large ornamental garden. The orchard contains plums, apples, pears, cherries, hazelnuts and almonds. The garden operates on permaculture principles with farm animals, trees, shade house, and grape vines surrounding the vegetable patch. Extensive composting and self-seeded veggies welcome. Upper Coliban Reservoir is close by.

Limited wheelchair access