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Open Edible Gardens on again in spring

cropped rainKyneton Transition Hub’s first open gardens for edibles was a great success and it will be on again in spring, but this time as part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival Open Gardens Program.

If you have an edible garden you would like to show off then please contact us. We would love to include new gardens as well as some favourites from the first open day.

About 50 people visited the gardens on the open day in March. There was a good mix of locals and those who had travelled from Melbourne, Ballarat, Castlemaine, Bendigo and beyond. Some of course were in Kyneton for the Lost Trades Fair and combined the two, but many were attracted just by the edible gardens, especially those interested in permaculture and community gardens.

After the hot summer, some of our gardeners were a little reluctant to open their gardens, but they were all glad they did. The feedback from the visitors was reward enough. The visitors commented on how much they were able to learn and the great variety of gardens open.

At the Kyneton Community Garden at the secondary college there was a lot of interest in how the garden is organised, wicking beds, native bee hotels, the chooks and especially their feeders that keep out rodents and sparrows. The day finished with a good downpour.

If you are interested in opening your edible garden to share with others, please contact us: kynetonth@gmail.com or phone Julie 5422 3023.

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