Your Winter Veggie Patch
Design and manage your garden through cooler weather and show you when to plant to ensure your veggies are ready to eat in winter.
It's time to prepare for winter! While many of us retreat inside for the cooler months, fewer pests and higher rainfall make this an easier season for Melbourne gardeners. This workshop will help you design and manage your garden through cooler weather, introduce you to the colours and flavours of winter crops and critically, show you when to plant to ensure your veggies are ready to eat in winter.
The 280 square metre block produces almost all the household's herbs, veggies, fruit and eggs (428kg in 2018!) while using only 46 litres of mains water per person and 3.9 kilowatt hours of electricity per day.
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.