Food Drink

First Adelaide Edible Garden Trail to be held this April

Six urban food gardens will open to the public this April, during the very first Adelaide Edible Garden Trail.

Photo: Alex Miller – North Brighton Community Garden founder – photo by Koren Helbig

Six urban food gardens will open to the public on Saturday, April 24 during the very first Adelaide Edible Garden Trail – aimed at inspiring more South Aussies to get growing at their place.

Growers large and small from across Adelaide will share their knowledge via informative video garden tours, which will be released online and are accessible to all by donation.

Event Coordinator Jacqui Garcia, one of nine volunteers organising the first-time event, said growing even just a little food at home can have a positive impact on our environment, health and local food sovereignty.

“The Adelaide Edible Garden Trail will help new and experienced gardeners learn sustainable practices that have been tried and tested in our local growing conditions,” Ms Garcia said.

Featured gardens include:

  • A shared street garden cared for by a group of neighbours in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD
  • A five-year-old food forest based on permaculture principles at a Forestville rental.
  • Adelaide’s only microscale market garden at Mitchell Park.
  • A tiny 60sq m garden, with aquaponics and medicinal herbs, at Gawler South.
  • A Glenelg North formal edible garden, by a gardener with no previous experience.
  • A North Brighton community garden set up by possibly the youngest community garden organiser in Australia.

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.

“We are also inviting the public to get involved by uploading a photo or video of their Adelaidebased edible garden to social media using our #AdelaideEdibleGardenTrail hashtag – they’ll go in the draw to win 1 of 5 prize packs,” Ms Garcia added.

To ensure the trail is as accessible as possible, tickets are ‘pay as you can’ via Eventbrite.

All event proceeds will be reinvested into local community food growing projects.

What: Adelaide Edible Food Trail
When: Saturday, April 24
More info & Registration: adelaideediblegardentrail.com.

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