Sunday, November 8, 2015

Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival (21-29 November) - 16 residential fruit & veg gardens open

I experience bouts of council envy every year when this festival approaches.
Held annually in November, the Backyard Harvest Festival is a celebration of home food growing traditions. Learn from passionate and knowledgeable local 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 festival is being held from Saturday 21 - Sunday 29 November, 2015 on weekends and early evenings during the week.

This year 16 of Darebin’s residential fruit and vegetable gardens will be open for display, and there are six different workshops to attend on everything from permaculture, aquaponics to backyard beekeeping and tree grafting.

Download the detailed program here: 2015 Backyard Harvest Festival Program

Tours and workshops cost $10 ($5 Concession) Children are free.

Bookings are essential and are via Eventbrite, or contact Alice Potter on (03) 8470 8465, email

Are you interested in volunteering or opening your garden at the next festival?
Click here to fill out the on-line expression of interest form or visit any Customer Service Centre to request a hard copy version.

Further Information
Sustainable Food Officer
Ph: 8470 8392

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