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

LITTLE HARTLEY

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.

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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.

SATURDAY ONLY.

HARTLEY

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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.

mount victoria

4.   vanessa mcgarrigle

14 ailsa street, mount victoria

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

5.   mount victoria public school
victoria street, mount victoria

School kitchen garden, vegies and fruit trees.

 UNFORTUNATELY MOUNT VIC PUBLIC SCHOOL WILL NOT BE OPEN THIS YEAR

blackheath

6.   helen gillam
15 Staveley Parade, BLACKHEATH

Organic garden with vegetables, fruit trees, berries, herbs, chickens and well established cool climate ornamental plantings.

SATURDAY ONLY

7.  blackheath community farm
60 Thirroul ave, blackheath

Abundant community garden with fruit, vegies and herbs. Composting systems and worms farms. SUNDAY ONLY.

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megalong valley

Productive 300 square metre permaculture patch with ducks, rabbits and more.

SUNDAY ONLY.

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9.   MEGALONG VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL
megalong road, megalong valley

School vegie and bush regeneration gardens.

SUNDAY ONLY.

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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.

SATURDAY ONLY.

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.

SATURDAY ONLY.

12.   AMY SAMBROOKE
21 letitia street, NORTH katoomba

A vegie garden and chook run set amongst established fruit and nut trees on a suburban-sized block. SATURDAY ONLY.

@growfood_readbooks

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Maja Baska's productive patch, complete with bees and chooks, will be open to the public o

A new garden in its early stages with a communal verge kitchen garden and communal composting. Backyard vegie beds, bee hive, chooks and indoor plant collection. @maja_baska_photography

Saturday only.

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

@olive.citrus.flour.katoomba

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16.   wendy & tom whitton
22 magdala street, katoomba

30 year old rambling garden over one acre.  Abundant old and new fruit trees, vegies, chooks, herbs, flowers and frogs.

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

SATURDAY ONLY.

18.   alleyn - ross jamieson
58 clissold street, katoomba

"Alleyn" is on a small block with vegie beds, espaliered orchard, native edibles, food forest, edible verge, hot houses and more.

SUNDAY ONLY.

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19.   david king
garguree the gully

gates ave, katoomba

Join Gundungurra bushcarer, David King, for a tour of Garguree The Gully Aboriginal place and learn about bushland restoration work and native edibles. @dingo_darbo

Tour at 1pm SUNDAY ONLY

20.   katoomba public school
18 merriwa street, katoomba

School garden made up of old fruit trees, chickens and early autumn/winter vegetable seedlings.

Saturday only.

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21.   blue mountains planetary health initiative
old katoomba golf course
acacia street, katoomba

Demonstration wildlife adaptable permaculture kitchen garden. SATURDAY ONLY.

@bluemountainsplanetaryhealth

leura

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

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23.   leura public school
CNR mount hay road & gwh, leura

School kitchen garden with seven raised vegie beds, some fruit trees, a herb spiral and composting system. SATURDAY ONLY.

24.   jane adams
120 gladstone road, leura

 Large organic vegie patch, several fruit trees and bushes, chooks and a great compost system. @chooksancompost

UNFORTUNATELY JANE HAS HAD TO WITHDRAW FROM THE TRAIL DUE TO ILLNESS

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wentworth falls

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.

SATURDAY ONLY.

@bluemountainseco

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26.   wentworth falls  public school
falls road, wentworth falls

Edible kitchen garden: vegies, orchard & bee habitat, worm farm, planning chooks! Food & drink available. SUNDAY ONLY.

Front garden with fruit trees, herbs and vegies, plus abundant kiwi fruit vine.

Susanne is the founder of the Edible Garden Trail.

SUNDAY ONLY.

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28.   kindlehill school
8 lake street, wentworth falls

Beautiful permaculture school garden with fruit trees, vegies, poultry, bees and composting system. @kindlehill_school

SATURDAY ONLY.

bullaburra

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29.   the hunter family
sunnysideup farm

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

SUNDAY ONLY.

lawson

30.   lAWSON PUBLIC SCHOOL
ADELAIDE STREET, lawson

Small, but growing vegie garden, maintained by students and staff as well as a large chicken coop, and composting system.

SUNDAY ONLY.

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31.   mid-mountains community garden
kihilla 5-17 queens road, lawson

Vegetables grown organically and sustainably with a minimum of water, using compost in garden beds and very little purchased additions.

facebook.com/MidMountainsCommunityGarden

SATURDAY ONLY.

32.   kerry pattenden
2 hughes ave, lawson

A messy biodynamic work in progress that is a mix of food, flowers, herbs and trees. Dealing with poor soil and intrusive heritage pines. 

SATURDAY ONLY.

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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.

SATURDAY ONLY.

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.

SATURDAY ONLY.

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35.   farm it forward
107 clearview pde, hazelbrook

Farm it Forward social enterprise HQ and market garden.

@farmitforward

SATURDAY ONLY

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.

bluemountainsgrown.com.au

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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

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39.   aline richards
38-44 park road, woodford

A sloping bush garden with raised vegie beds, small orchard, greenhouse, chooks, natives and orchids. CWA fundraising stall.

Sunday only.

40.   satis house
keely and daniel

69 railway pde, woodford

 Rambling style garden using mixture of in ground beds, raised beds and container growing. Includes large vegetable areas, vertical growing, potted citrus and bokashi compost system. Plants for sale!

 @satis_house_garden

SUNDAY ONLY.

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springwood

41.   joe & Jo tabone
57 lucinda avenue, springwood

Bio-intensive urban market garden, fruit orchard and perennials, chickens and quails, composting and biogas systems, mushroomery, bees and large community verge garden.

@urbavorebluemountains

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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.

Saturday only.

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.

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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.

BLAXLAND

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.

SATURDAY ONLY.

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BLAXLAND EAST

46.   blaxland east public school
53-85 Old Bathurst Road

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden with composting system, worm farm, and vegie beds. Plus native edibles garden.

Sunday only.

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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.

@dirtmum