Josie Feingold at Edendale Community Environment Farm, Eltham, in Melbourne’s outer NE, has contacted us about food swaps and environmental education at the farm.
Starting Saturday 25 February – and then the fourth Saturday of every month – from 10am – 12 noon, you can bring along your excess:
or even bags of manure or bottles of worm juice!
You can share the excess and the fun of the harvest season and see Edendale as well.
No money is needed, and all exchange is done on an honour system.
Anyone can visit Edendale Community Environment Farm at 30 Gastons Road, Eltham.
Situated on the banks of the Diamond Creek in the heart of Eltham, the farm operates as a community environmental education centre offering a range of workshops and programs on topics such as biodiversity, waste management, air quality and water conservation. You could:
* visit the indigenous plant nursery and water efficient demonstration gardens
* see composting and worm farms in action
* follow the interpretive signage that explains the environmentally sustainable practices on display
* view the well-known recyclable Eltham Copper Butterfly
* do the Environmental Footprint Trail and Butterfly Hunt Trail (for primary school-aged children)
* stroll through the orchard and visiting the poultry
* see the goats, sheep and Toby the steer, which graze in paddocks demonstrating good water and grazing management techniques.
Edendale Farm is open from 9.30am – 4.30pm every day except Christmas Day and entry fee is by donation.
For more information, call 9433 3711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tours for pre-school aged children and adults or environmental education programs are available for primary and secondary students.
This year Eltham College has joined the AuSSIVic Resource Smart Schools Program and in conjunction with Edendale Farm the College is aiming at a five star sustainability rating.
Any other Food Swap/Community Farm info?