Hey Food Gardening Fans!
slip, slop, slap….& byo waterbottle to cycle or stroll our edible neighbourhoods route through Yarra’s diverse & inspiring mix of streetscape food gardens.
Meet the gardeners and hear about the gardens at these times:
10.30am cnr Ramsden St/Clifton Av, Clifton Hill ( Melways 2C,K3)
Yarra’s first ‘official’ resident-initiated council-permitted street planterbox foodgarden
10.45am Laneway Garden behind Gordon St, Clifton Hill (Melways 2C, J3)
Resident-initiated community garden featuring wicking beds, worm towers, rainwater collection from adjacent roof, community composting system
11.15am Tramstop 22, Foodgarden, Queens Pde nature strip, cnr Grant St, N Fitzroy (Melways 2C, E3)
Resident-initiated 2008 no-dig garden: espaliered ‘fruiting fence’, herbs, veg, edible flowers
11.45am Street planterboxes, cnr Moor St/Young St Fitzroy nr Fitzroy Town Hall (Mel 2C,B9)
Neighbour-initiated in 2008, recently updated as water-efficient ‘wicking beds’
12.10pm Grub foodvan /GrubHole eatery foodgarden 87-89 Moor St Fitzroy (Melways 2C,A9)
Watered by onsite tanks, with forecourt & interior foodgardens
From little things big things grow. Edible streetscapes reduce urban ‘heat island’ effect, encourage neighbourly exchange & healthy exercise, offer access to fresh-picked tasty goodness & grow local resilience in a changing climate. Please urge ongoing funding for Yarra’s Urban Agriculture Facilitator to further enable, resource and multiply these community initiatives.
More information here