The Sydney Edible Garden Trail, is a once a year urban edible garden trail run throughout Metropolitan Sydney, celebrating the many ways that Sydney residents are creating food security, building self-reliance, saving money and the environment, while enjoying the health benefits of homegrown fruit and veg. Our aim is to encourage and inspire growing edible produce in street gardens, home gardens and public spaces across Sydney.
This community event showcases sustainable practices such as mulching for water conservation, recycling and composting to increase soil fertility and reduce landfill, planting to encourage bees, home food production to increase food security, and organic growing techniques to reduce chemical use. Learn about aquaponics, worm farms, wicking beds, banana circles, caring for poultry, companion planting, crop swaps and more.
As a volunteer-run, community not-for-profit event we’re proud that profits go to building and improving school and community edible gardens.
MEET THE CREW
In early March 2019, Bridget Kennedy, visited the Blue Mountains Edible Garden Trail with a group from Permaculture Sydney North (PSN). Since the demise of the ABC Open Gardens scheme, Bridget had been toying with the idea of creating an annual fundraising opening Garden Trail promoting sustainable living and growing your own food. The inspirational visit to the mountains was all the impetus she needed. Within 24 hours, she’d contacted Susanne Rix, the founder of the Blue Mountains Edible Garden Trail (who was keen to offer her support) and her local permaculture group, who were also excited by the idea. The result, a formidable group of multi-talented women, with decades of combined sustainable gardening experience, who’ve come together to create the non-profit on the ground community-building Sydney Edible Garden Trail
OUR KEY VOLUNTEER SUPPORT TEAMS
Fiona – Mailchimp newsletter queen
Cecilia – Chief spreadsheet wrangler
Carol – PR and Marketing guru
Matthew – Help with tech stuff that we can’t work out
Cecilia and Fiona – Chief Garden Host Spreadsheet wranglers
Carol – Enthusiastic survey builder and admin helper