Twelve edible gardens will be open to the public on the weekend of 7 and 8 September 2019 as part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival. Three schools are participating for the first time this year Taradale Primary School (Stephanie Alexander garden), Macedon Primary School (Middle Gully Reserve) and Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School Kyneton where students are learning about growing their own food and eating it too. It is a great opportunity for the school community to see how the children are transforming their gardens.
Kyneton Transition Hub, who organise this event, encourage visitors to learn and exchange ideas about growing sustainable, organic edible plants. Working edible gardens are not necessarily pretty but are all about maintaining productive, rich soil, producing fresh food without using chemicals and reducing the cost of food but not compromising quality…and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
Visiting Open Edible Gardens helps you find inspiration to get out there and grow your own food - be it in a large vegetable garden or orchard, in a small garden or grow edibles amongst the ornamentals. It is a great way to help you learn how to improve your soil, ways of water saving, composting, companion planting, Hugelkultur, wicking beds and more.
More information at kynetondaffodilarts.org.au; kynetontransitionhub.com or facebook.
All information about the times and where the gardens are, is on the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival and Kyneton Transition Hub brochures found in most shops and the Kyneton Mechanics Institute, the official information centre during the Festival. Or call Nea 0419 874 735.