Guided Tour of of Robbie's Aquaponics Garden
Robbie’s garden has been featured in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Melbourne, 3AW, Good Organic Gardening and Sanctuary Magazine.
In his book ‘Edible Garden Designs’, Jamie Durie writes “this family is the very model of environmental awareness”. Both Robbie’s front and back yard are devoted to food production, and feature two aquaponics systems in which trout and vegetables are grown in a mutually dependent relationship, enabling both to thrive.
One system is homemade while the other is a purchased kit, and both are seamlessly incorporated into the rest of the garden, which produces a huge variety of vegetables and herbs.
Composting and free-range chickens also contribute to this garden’s sustainability credentials.
The Backyard Harvest Festival is opening home food gardens for tours and workshops get you inspired to grow your own fresh healthy food. This includes include sessions on keeping backyard chooks and quails, organic pest and disease management, composting, aquaponics, and fruit tree pruning techniques – as well as guided tours of some of Darebin’s most abundant private food gardens and community gardens.