About us

The Samford Edible Garden Trail (or The Trail as we like to call it) is a not for profit community initiative of the Samford and Districts Progress and Protection Association. The Trail is organised by a handful of volunteers who are local to Samford and surrounds. Each of us share a love of eating food that we have grown ourselves; and a passion for contributing to small acts of change that we know can grow into something much bigger.    

Because of the generous support of our sponsor (Samford Community Branch of Bendigo Bank) toward the running costs of the Trail, we have been able to fulfil our dream that all funds raised through the Trail are donated back toward the establishment of a community garden in Samford Village. We are so excited to announce that we are in the final stages of obtaining approval to establish a community garden in Samford Village. Keep watching this space for updates!

Some of the volunteers of the Trail in 2021

The Trail has 3 goals: 

  1. To share information about backyard edible gardening, with the intent to inspire people to grow food in their own backyards
  2. To share information about our local small-scale growers, with the intent that more people would support buying food locally
  3. To make a positive contribution to the promotion of Samford and surrounds as a region that values sustainability, locally grown food, and community

Tune into our Facebook page, or our YouTube channel to join in the fun, learn more about growing your own food, and let’s all grow together!

What We Do

We tour edible gardens and small-scale growers in the picturesque Samford Valley and share them with you via YouTube and Facebook.

We connect people in the local community with growers, advice, and one another.

We host an annual Open Day Weekend in May: a huge event that involves the entire community and gardeners who open their gates to the public.

Our Supporters

The Samford Edible Garden Trail is an initiative of the Samford and Districts Progress and Protection Association (SDPPA).

We gratefully acknowledge the support from the Samford Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank as the sponsor of the Samford Edible Garden Trail. 

We gratefully acknowledge 997 Bridge FM as a proud media supporter of The Edible Garden Trail for 2022.

We offer our thanks to Councillor Grimwade, and Moreton Bay Regional Council for a grant received in 2020 to purchase camera equipment for our virtual Trail.

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