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.
For this first-time 2021 event, six backyard growers are opening their gardens to you via informative online video tours (links below!), 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.
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.
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.
Our main aim is to get people growing by sharing local resources and information. So, the more people who see these virtual tours, the better.
If you like our videos, please send them to family and friends, post links on social media, include them in your work newsletter – whatever options you have available to you.
Thanks to all who reserved their ‘pay what you can’ tickets before our event launch on April 24, 2021.
Pre-booking a ticket helped us understand the level of interest in events like these in South Australia.
And 100% of funding from donations is being reinvested into community food growing projects in Adelaide. Hooray!
Each garden tour video is now available to watch freely – simply follow the links below.
Want to join in the fun and showcase your edible Adelaide garden?
Upload a photo or video of your patch to social media, share your best tip for growing food in Adelaide’s conditions, and use the #AdelaideEdibleGardenTrail hashtag.
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…
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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 pulled this event together.
Our trail was part of Urban Agriculture Month 2021.⠀
© 2021 Adelaide Edible Garden Trail, brought to you by the Growers’ Collective
Photos by Baxter Wiles for the SA Urban Food Network (thank you!)