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Community garden overlooking Mt Dandenong

Gardens for Harvest

Would you like to grow your own fresh vegetables and fruit at home and not sure where to start?
Are you already growing your own food and would like to learn more to increase your harvest?

We've partnered with Yarra Ranges Council to bring you the Gardens for Harvest program. It aims to help build skills and knowledge in how to grow your own fresh fruit and veggies and how to maintain a veggie garden.

The Knox Gardens for Harvest program is run by the Sustainable Futures team.

Preparing for Summer Harvest - Webinar

Spring is an exciting and busy time to be in the garden as it is when we get ready to make the most of the warmer weather ahead.

Join Maria from My Green Garden to look at what you could be doing now to get the most out of your productive patch, as well as tips and tricks to maximise your harvest if you're growing in pots.

We'll look at the more common veggies grown, as well as some lesser known varieties of popular vegetables.

  • Date 7 October 2020
  • Time 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Address Zoom Webinar
  • Cost Free - Bookings are essential

Bushfood Gardens - Webinar

Australian native plants have flavour and aroma profiles unlike any others, and can be easily incorporated into your kitchen. As well, a wide range of them can be grown in Melbourne in the garden, pots, or small and difficult spaces.

In this class, presented by Karen Sutherland from Edible Eden Design, you will explore the world of edible native Australian plants that are easy to grow, attractive to look at and can easily add flavour and interest to your home-cooked dishes. All plants covered are suitable for Melbourne's climate, and will be discussed in terms of how best to use and grow them in your garden.

Karen will include some of her favourites such as Old Man Saltbush, Lemon Myrtle and Native Mint.

  • Date 17 November 2020
  • Time 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm
  • Address Zoom Webinar
  • Cost Free - Bookings are essential

Why grow your own fresh food at home?

  • Food harvested fresh from your garden tastes better - and it has increased nutrient levels!
  • Growing food at home reduces food waste, transport and packaging.
  • Gardening is a great hobby that keeps us active and outdoors
  • Growing your own food means you can be in charge of how your food is produced (eg chemical free)
  • Getting your kids involved in growing food for your family will help them to learn about where food comes from and assists with development of many life skills.

Join our FREE Gardens for Harvest program

It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up online and members will receive:

  • A welcome kit, which includes a copy of our Gardens for Harvest guide book, 'What to Plant When' guide and local nursery guide.
  • Invitations to workshops on various gardening topics.
  • Access to Gardens for Harvest competitions and special offers.

Sign up for Gardens for Harvest.

Need more information?

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Gardens for Harvest program and make sure you 'Like' us on Facebook:

Is your organisation interested to get involved?

We have worked with a number of community groups, including local Community Gardens and Neighbourhood Houses to help deliver workshops and activities.

In 2020, we will continue to grow the program and get more people growing. If you would like to speak to us about how your organisation could be involved, please call Knox City Council on 9298 8000 and speak to one of our Gardens for Harvest team or email

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