Food Gardens Day(s)

Gardens open on specified days in 2 weekends of October each year

10 am – 4 pm

Open food gardens allows you to visit the gardens of people who love to grow their own food.

This is an opportunity to see a range of techniques and get ideas on how to successfully grow food in our local area.

You can meet the gardeners and exchange ideas on how to grow healthy food to eat, save money and enjoy yourself in the process.

What you may see in the Open Food Gardens

  • A wide variety of vegetable, herbs, fruits, nuts and berries

  • Compost, worm farms, compost teas, leachates

  • Chickens and bees

  • Aquaponics

  • Organic fertilizers

  • Companion planting for pest control and attracting bees

  • Hot houses, propogation techniques

  • Permaculture techniques

  • Tank water use

  • Shelter plantings for the garden

  • Plantings to attract birds for pest control

  • Propagation methods to support broader genetic base such as using heritage varieties and saving seed

  • Moon gardening

 

Details of gardens that were open in 2016. 

REstore permaculture garden, 79 Princes Highway, Yarragon

Open 7 days a week, 8am -5pm

This three year old demonstration garden maintained by community volunteers has a wide variety of edible plants,many examples of compost systems and an aquaponic setup.  This garden is open for browsing every day but on the weekends there will be tour guides available to show you around.

REstore is at the east end of the Yarragon shops.  Look for the lovely multi coloured picket fence and Fozigobble Café.

Enjoy a cuppa made with certified organic milk & a delicious snack/meal at the Fozigobble cafe.  

 

• Urban Food garden, 12 Railway Ave, Drouin

• Allambee Gardens, 981 Leongatha – Yarragon Rd, Allambee

• Tessa’s garden, 7 Brooks Crt, Warragul

• Jex & Jessie’s garden, 64 Platts Rd, Buln Buln

• Monkey Gully, 700 NcDougal Rd, Neerim South

• Eurabbie, 52 Earls Rd, Yarragon South

• Around the Mulberry Tree, Rear of 51 Princes Hwy, Trafalgar

(See Gardivalia booklet websites for opening days)

www.gardivalia.com.au

 

 

Upcoming Events

Warragul Farmers Market

BBSN will hold a stall at the Warragul Farmers Market each month in 2017. We are privileged to be there as a community group, showcasing our expertise in building energy efficiency and as promoters of local food.

18-03-2017 - in -10 days

Earth Hour Pizza night.

We'll take this opportunity to gather for another social get together around the pizza oven. Come along to the front yard of REstore from 5pm onwards. Saturday 25th March 2017.

25-03-2017 - in -3 days

Electric vehicle expo

The electrification of our transport fleet is coming as battery prices tumble and manufacturers reach scale. What's on offer now, what's coming and what are they like to drive?

30-03-2017 - in 3 days

Book discussion group

A relaxed, informal get together of like minded people who enjoy reading & chatting about their thoughts & reflections of the book/topic of the month. Next month's topic is TBA. All welcome. BYO nibble or enjoy something healthy & yummy at Fozigobble cafe. 2nd Tues of each month.

11-04-2017 - in 14 days

Gippsland Unwrapped

Tammy Logan will speak about her experience living a palm oil, plastic and waste free life with her family in Gippsland.

27-04-2017 - in 30 days