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Northcote Library Food Garden: Launch & Garden Party

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 29th, 2011

3 September , 2011
11:00 amto3:00 pm

The Northcote Library Food Garden‘s Official Launch and Garden Party
Saturday September 3rd from 11am

Please come and celebrate the opening of Northcote’s newest community garden with us.

  • Melbourne Ukulele Kollective play from 11am.
  • Food Swap 11am – 12pm. Participate in the Urban Harvest swap. Bring your excess garden produce and swap it for something you don’t have!
  • Official Launch – 11.15am. Join Cr Diana Asmar, Mayor of Darebin, as she launches the garden, the 2011/2012 Backyard Harvest Festival and Darebin’s Sustainable Food and Gardening guides.
  • Garden Tour and Talk – 11. 45am. Join local permaculturalist and Food Forest expert, Angelo Eliades, to reflect on the 2011 International Year of Forests and the role that Urban Food Forests can play in local food production.
  • Children’s Gardening Workshop – 12.15pm. Plant a sunflower, pot your own seedling to take home, visit our garden’s busiest workers, the earthworms, and create some garden art.
  • Free Gardening Workshops 12.45pm – Seasonal Planting & Preparation Find out what to plant and how to prepare your garden beds for the Spring season.
  • Fruit Tree Care – 1.15pm. Yellow leaves? Creepy-crawlies? Low production? Find out how to keep your fruit trees healthy and productive throughout Spring and Summer.

We would appreciate a RSVP to the Children’s Gardening Activities and Workshops. Please email with your name and preferred activity.