Sydney Edible Garden Trail update
The physical Sydney Edible Garden Trail (SEGT) has been postponed until 2021 due to the current Covid-19 situation.
If you’ve purchased a ticket for the 2020 trail, your ticket will be valid for next year’s event. The SEGT team are now busy arranging the Virtual Sydney Edible Garden Trail which will take place 21-22 March as planned. If you’d like to keep your ticket you’ll have access to this closed group virtual live event…including live video feeds from our gardens… this weekend and for the next two months. Please read more about the Virtual Sydney Edible Garden Trail here.
We understand you may prefer a refund, which we are happy to process for you. Please contact the Sydney Edible Garden Trail team via Eventbrite event page by 5:00pm on Friday 20 March to arrange a refund.
Join us on 20 and 21 March 2021 to discover the edible gardens of backyard growers, large and small, across Sydney.
For two days only, gardeners will open their gardens to the public for the Sydney Edible Garden Trail and share their passion and knowledge.
More than 60 gardens feature in the trail, from private gardens to school and community gardens.
All are located in suburbs north of Parramatta River (e.g. Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Willoughby, Hunters Hill, Ryde, Hornsby, North Sydney, Mosman, Northern Beaches Councils and surrounding areas).
The Sydney Edible Garden Trail, is a celebration of the many ways that Sydney residents are creating food security and 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.
The event will also showcase 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.
You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about:
– worm farms
– wicking beds
– banana circles
– caring for poultry
– companion planting,
– crop swaps
There will also be workshops and talks.
This is a community not-for-profit event with profits going to participating school and community edible gardens.
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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, held on the 20-21 March 2021.
The Instigator and Co-founder – Bridget Kennedy, director of Bridget Kennedy Project Space and committee member of Repair Cafe Sydney North is passionate about permaculture, creativity and their role in creating connected and sustainable communities. Bridget’s been working on her edible garden for the last 18 years. It continues to evolve, with an aquaponics system, wicking beds, chooks, a shared verge garden and more. Gardening keeps her sane!
Co-founder – Nita Lo, Garden Co-ordinator Permaculture Sydney North. Nita started her edible garden three years ago and still considers herself as a novice gardener. She used to describe herself as a plant killer and wouldn’t venture beyond succulents. Since completing her introduction to Permaculture course, she feels she’s on the right track
Co-founder – Laurie Green, Founder of Crop Swap Australia, writer of Vegepod’s international corporate gardening program & designer/ facilitator of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability’s Sustainable Food Production education program. She is passionate about local, sustainable food & sharing her knowledge of it with the community. Her permaculture garden will continue to evolve & will never be finished!
Co-founder – Margaret Mossakowska of Moss House , where she holds workshops and shares her wealth of sustainable living skills knowledge.