edible garden trail
15th & 16th october 2022
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Blue Mountains, the Darug and Gundungurra peoples, on whose land the Edible Garden Trail takes place. We pay our respect to their elders, past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
PARTICIPATING GARDENS TO BE CONFIRMED CLOSER TO THE DATE
1. blue mountains lavender farm
371 coxs river road, little HARTLEY
Commercial lavender farm with essential oil distillery and dried lavender processing. Big veggie patch and polytunnel growing seasonal vegetables and flowers plus medicinal herbs and botanicals for drying and/or distillation. Netted orchard with a variety of mature fruit trees will be open for viewing, cider making equipment on display in our red barn. Farm shop will be open plus our home made lavender ice cream, brownies and lavender drinks available. Two scheduled talks on the Uses of Lavender in Cooking at 10am and 2pm. Please note that the commercial lavender won't be in full bloom at the time. @bluemountainslavender SATURDAY ONLY.
12 john grant road, little HARTLEY (off baaners lane)
Family garden on acreage with berries, fruit trees and seasonal vegetables, plus native and ornamental garden suited to the extremes of the Little Hartley climate. Sweet treats available.
3. epicurean HARVEST
bula Mirri - 159 blackmans creek road, HARTLEY
A commercial organic market garden growing a wide range of seasonal produce for high end restaurants and local community. The farm has an Ecological Outcome Verification (regenerative farming), with holistically managed cattle and a keyline design dam. Produce and seedlings for sale on the day (cash only) @epicureanharvest SATURDAY ONLY.
4. vanessa mcgarrigle
A small intensive home garden with ducks, herbs & flowers, fruit trees and cold climate berries. A mini garden cafe with home-grown/made treats will be open for the weekend.
Vanessa is a host of Radio Blue Mountains
89.1 FM Green Thumbs programme.
STEPS AT FRONT ENTRY
10. halin nieuwenhuyse
58 fitzgerald street, nth katoomba
Evolving 4-year-old garden. Wild and wonderful edibles, natives and other lovely things I couldn't resist.
As featured in ABC Organic Gardener magazine.
11. jane truswell
14 pundi lane, NORTH katoomba
Large vegie patch with raised beds using hugelkultur method and significant areas to attract pollinators. Fruit trees in containers.
No parking in Lane.
14. franklin scarf
'earth repair garden'
16 station street, nth katoomba
A small garden belonging to one rented flat surrounded by 22 fruit and nut trees with an abundant under storey of herbs, vegetables and medicinal plants.
Michael J Connolly, permaculture teacher, and Michael Jones have joined the quest for earth repair's unique approach with Sense of Humus composting, companion planting, and minimum maintenance, maximum yield permaculture principles, to become more effective.
The Earth Repair garden is situated on the Civic precinct block, at 16 Station Street corner of Winnifred Lane, just a few doors down from Katoomba’s Memorial Peace Park. earthrepair.net
15. silvana franze
10 fifth avenue, north katoomba
A mix of fruit and very old eucalyptus trees - apple varieties, peach, apricot, plum and pear. A “mini” vineyard and vegetable patch of potatoes, beans, peas and from time to time pumpkin, zucchini, corn and cucumbers.
SATURDAY ONLY due to family commitment
17. rowe morrow
78 cascade street, katoomba
7 year old permaculture garden designed for water and climate management, and bushland restoration as habitat, with less emphasis on growing vegies.
Note opening time 10am - 3pm only
22. rosemary perry
9 easter street, leura
Set on the site of an old apple orchard this garden features many fruit trees, including espaliered and coppiced apples and vegie patches.
UNFORTUNATELY ROSEMARY'S GARDEN WON'T BE OPEN DUE TO EXCESSIVE HAILSTORM DAMAGE
25. simone novello werona eco cottage
20 central street, wentworth falls
Established ornamental garden lovingly converted to an edible garden with olive and fruit trees, wildlife corridor, vegie patch & chickens. Currently undergoing resilience updates post drought, fire and flood, and transition to a full eco-demonstration permaculture site.
29. the hunter family
28 genevieve rd, bullaburra
Set on half an acre, SunnySide Up Farm features an orchard, citrus alley, king-size chook pen, ducks, quail and rabbits, Huygel garden beds, vegetable gardens, native flowers, aquaponics complete with silver perch, bees, luxury worm bath, community compost bin and kitchen herbiary. @sunnysideup_farm
33. emma & ross
1 wilson street, lawson
Recycled-brick raised vegie beds make winding paths for vegies, flowers, fruit and free-ranging chooks at the back of our suburban-sized block. Worms and composting system plus a new verge vegie patch at the front.
34. anastasia & Carl dalitz-johnston
33 wallis street, lawson
A big section of native garden with two areas of fruit, vegies and flowers, plus a verge vegie garden, five chooks, composting, worm farm, and a new beehive.
36. chrystine walter
12 burford street, hazelbrook
Chemical-free companion planted orchard with feijoas, avocados, citrus and plum. Raised vegie and herb beds. Solar and grey water system. Produce for sale: jams, chutneys, seasonal fruits and potted herbs, trees, ornamentals, groundcovers.
37. will maclean
41 winbourne rd, hazelbrook
The original Hazelbrook dairy, this 1914 house and garden have been renovated and landscaped following permaculture principles. Developing food forest with around sixty fruit trees, including olives and figs, citrus and apples. Chooks and bees fertilise and pollinate the fruits and vegie garden.
38. blue mountains steiner school
83 clearview pde, hazelbrook
The food garden at Blue Mountains Steiner School is an integral part of the curriculum in the middle years, and serves as an outdoor classroom for all, where the children are inspired to recognise connections between plants, animals, people, earth and climate. The garden has been created by kid power, and is driven by the ideas and actions of the children. The garden is a peaceful place where permaculture is practiced, people come together, and produce is harvested for sharing among the school community. SATURDAY ONLY
42. sPringwood community garden
168 hawkesbury road, springwood
The garden follows organic and permaculture principles with two large enclosed areas for growing vegies. Our food forest has over fifty different varieties of fruit trees and a bush tucker garden. We have propagated lots of plants at very reasonable prices and jams and preserves made from the garden's produce will also be for sale.
Light refreshments, savoury finger food, muffins, slices, tea, coffee and Kombucha will be available. Children are welcome; we have a play area and lots of space for children to run around and enjoy themselves. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic. Wheelchair friendly.
43. amanda argent
16 edna avenue, springwood
Set on a lush ½ acre, this evolving community space is in the throes of design, construction and planting. Home to an emerging food forest, this unique space incorporates a communal circle, children’s play space, and a pond performance space. There is an ampitheatre to showcase singers, musicians, storytellers, poets, actors, DJs, and stand-up comics. Our primary purpose is to teach Permaculture Principles; Workshops and Performances will be offered at a nominal cost to help build and connect Community. Come and join us in this Co-Creation. Volunteers welcome.
44. Dan & Mel jackson
101 great western highway, sun valley
Newly established permaculture farm (only 6 months old) is already bursting with abundance. Goats, geese, chickens, quail, bunnies and worms are integral to maintaining the health of the Mediterranean orchard, raised vegie beds and edible hedging. @frankie.farm @wildmothergoose
NB: Located on service road, turn right immediately after coming off the GWH and don’t go down into Sun Valley.
45. euroka child care centre
cnr gwh & hope street, blaxland
Not-for profit, community-run childcare centre with edible garden, worm farm and compoting. An important habitat for native flora and fauna, including a naturally established native beehive.
47. hope community gardens
69 Old Bathurst Road, east blaxland
Located in the GrowFree Laneway, between Blaxland East PS and United Service Station the gardens are home to the Blaxland Blessing Box street pantry, the first GrowFree Cart in NSW and GrowFree gardens. Several raised vegie gardens with herbs, flowers, salad greens, fruits and veggies. The produce is free for anyone who needs it. The beds, soil and plants were donated and volunteers maintain the gardens for the community.