The Adelaide Edible Garden Trail celebrates the many ways Kaurna Land residents are creating food sovereignty while saving money and the environment — and enjoying the health benefits of homegrown fruit and veggies.
On Saturday, April 24, backyard growers large and small from across our great city will open their gardens to you via informative online videos, sharing their knowledge and inspiring you to get growing at your place.
The tours showcase sustainable garden practices for South Australia’s local growing conditions, including water conservation, composting, increasing soil fertility, planting to encourage beneficial insects, home food production and organic growing techniques.
To ensure the 2021 trail is accessible to as many people as possible, tickets are available via Eventbrite on a ‘pay what you can’ basis.
Any profit from this event will be reinvested into community food growing projects in Adelaide.
This is a virtual event, with all video tours released on April 24, for you to watch whenever suits you.
Simply upload a photo or video of your edible garden to social media, and share your best tip for growing food in Adelaide’s conditions.
Don’t forget to use the #AdelaideEdibleGardenTrail hashtag and tag us, so we can see your entry.
You’ll instantly go in the draw to win 1 of 5 awesome prize packs.
We love all kinds of edible gardens – from the tiniest herb patch to garden enthusiasts who have taken over their whole block. Show us what’s at your place…
Founded by Steven Hoepfner, Wagtail is Adelaide’s only microscale market garden, producing loads of organic veggies from a tiny suburban block.
Monique’s formal edible garden is especially inspiring as she had little gardening experience when she first set up this beautiful and orderly patch just a few years ago.
This 15-year-old food forest at a rental property, currently stewarded by Emily Gray-Bugg and Lachlan McKenzie, is based on permaculture principles.
The tiny food garden that could. Created by the Haines family on just 60sq m, this patch produces a wide variety of food, as well as aquaponics and medicinal herbs.
This beautiful, well-thought-out shared space was founded by Alex Miller, who is possibly the youngest community garden organiser in Australia.
Led by Jane Copeland and her neighbours, this tiny communal veggie patch in the south-east corner of the city is a brilliant example of hyper-local community connection.
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Brought to you by the Growers’ Collective, a small group of passionate Adelaide urban food gardeners.
We’re auspiced by Sustainable Communities SA.
Hat-tip to the Sydney Edible Garden Trail organisers for their advice and encouragement as we’ve pulled this event together.
Our trail is part of Urban Agriculture Month.
© 2021 Adelaide Edible Garden Trail, brought to you by the Growers’ Collective
Photos by Baxter Wiles for the SA Urban Food Network (thank you!)