edible garden trail
2nd & 3rd March 2024
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 and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
Check back soon for details of the gardens you can visit in 2024.
3. MAGGIE MACKENZIE
3 Eveleigh Ave Blackheath
The main feature of this cottage garden is the cat enclosure which respects the environment and the cat. At the rear is a wandering ornamental garden with some herbs and potted lemon trees. The garden is on a terraced slope with handmade rock walls and steps, with a fountain and artists studio at the bottom.
Everleigh Av is off Bundarra St
6. halin nieuwenhuyse
58 fitzgerald street, nth katoomba
Evolving 6-year-old garden. Wild and wonderful edibles, natives and other lovely things I couldn't resist.
As featured in ABC Organic Gardener magazine.
7. jane truswell
14 pundi lane, NORTH katoomba
Large vegie patch with raised beds using hugelkultur method and significant areas to attract pollinators. Chooks and fruit trees in containers.
No parking in Lane.
9. 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. www.earthrepair.net
10. 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.
12. BLUE MOUNTAINS FOOD CO-OP
college lane (reAR 55-57 KATOOMBA STREET) KATOOMBA
Blue Mountains Food Co-op's market garden producing veg, herbs and flowers for the Co-op in conjunction with Farm it Forward.
16. MAGGIE MCNULTY
42 Mount Street Leura
Maggie's Farm' was started on a half acre block in the year 2000 - with more and more vegie beds added over the years. A four year rotation system for vegie planting includes a green manure session for each bed. Maggie grows raspberries & blueberries and I has an espaliered orchard area for apples and a fig tree.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
17. 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.
20. 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
21. Powell Family Permaculture Gardens
93 Ridge Street Lawson
New permaculture gardens on a regular-sized suburban block. Large garden enclosure with annual veg beds and adorable free-range quail, surrounded by an emerging food forest. Compost systems aplenty including pallet-made compost bays, various worm farms and towers. Currently constructing a poultry yard, reclaimed-window glasshouse, and developing our verge garden.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
25. 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. Composting system plus a new verge vegie patch at the front.
26. 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.
28. chrystine walter
12 burford street, hazelbrook
Chemical-free companion mini orchard with feijoas, avocados, citrus, peach and plum. Spring blossums flowering. Netted veggie beds. Solar, tank and grey water. Garden's produce for sale: fruits as jams and chutneys. 2-3yr old local feijoa bushes, plus Bacon and Hass grafted avocado trees and various mountain friendly plants such as Ischia fig, flax, tamarillos, herbs.
SATURDAY 10am- 2pm
SUNDAY 10am - 4pm
29. 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.
31. 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, fully enclosed veggie cage, vertical growing, potted citrus and bokashi compost system. Plants and seedlings for sale, cash only.
32. "Mandalay" – ADELE & DAVE SHARMAN
28 Glossop Rd Linden
Three large "pods" created with economy in mind and to protect veg from birds. these are a oasis of green and edible fare grown as organically as possible. An abundant edible garden growing veg, herbs, apple trees, oranges, lime and lemon trees. Homemade comfrey tonic and compost from food scraps and chook manure boost this garden.
33. peter green
31 Taronga Way Faulconbridge
Vegies and citrus, seasonal planting, soil and water, micro environments, a garden enriched by biochar, a place of learning. Worm farm and composting system.
35. sPringwood community garden
168 hawkesbury road, springwood
The garden follows organic and permaculture principles with two large enclosed areas for growing veggies. Our food forest has over fifty different varieties of fruit trees, a bush tucker garden and a yarning circle. There are hot and cold composts and a worm farm. We have propagated lots of plants for sale at very reasonable prices. Jams and preserves made from the garden's produce will also be for sale.
Light refreshments will be available.
Children are welcome; we have a play area and lots of space for children to have fun. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic and enjoy our beautiful garden which is quite easy to access for those with limited mobility.
36. THE URBAN FARMER BLUE MOUNTAINS.
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. Feel free to register for a Performance or Workshop and check out our sponsors goodies for sale.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
37. 'Frankie Farm' - Dan & Mel jackson
101 great western highway, sun valley
This newly established one-acre permaculture garden hosts raised garden beds, an orchard, goats, chickens, quails, bunnies and worm farms, which all maintain the fertility of the garden and provide food and cuddles. Come for a cup of tea and a snack around the fire. You can find out more about Mel and Dan’s garden at @frankie.farm and @wildmothergoose
NB: Located on service road, turn right immediately after coming off the Greater Western Highway and don’t go down into Sun Valley
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
38. euroka childREN's 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.
40. hope community gardens
69 Old Bathurst Road, blaxland EAST
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
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY