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Samford Edible Garden Trail
... spread the word seed! 
Samford Edible Garden Trail
... inspiring people to grow food!
"Household Food Security? Every Growing Year Is A Rehearsal!"   
( Jerry Colby-Williams, 2020 )
ABOUT
Would you like to have a productive backyard veggie garden? Perhaps have a few chickens for your own fresh eggs, start a worm farm, or learn the difference between a hot compost and a slow compost? 

Then join us on the inaugural Samford Edible Garden Trail in May 2020 and be inspired.  The Samford Edible Garden Trail is a community initiative to encourage and inspire people to grow food in their own backyard, in schools, workplaces and in public spaces. Anywhere actually. 
There was a time not so long ago when the veggie patch was a common thing in Australian backyards. It is not like that anymore, but we can change that. In the spirit of community, a selection of local people from the Samford and surrounding areas are opening their gardens 'virtually' in the month of May - and will take you on a tour throughout their garden!

When we grow and source food locally we increase our resilience as a community and we reduce our carbon footprint while improving our health and well-being at the same time. We can start with a little patch in the corner and make a difference. As every person who has ever planted a seed before knows … big things grow from little things. 
Visit our Events Page on FB
GARDENS and Gardeners
Jenny Kato's Garden
Jenny is a permaculture teacher at Northy Street City Farm and we are lucky to have her living in Samford.  She will take you one a virtual tour of her garden and answer all of your questions about her diverse food systems!
What can you see in my garden? 
  • Companion planting: Companion planting is so important in my garden.  Let me show you all of the companion planting possibilities and explain why relationships in the garden are important.
  • Worm Farming: See how I use worms in my garden.  What are the main problems I have with my worm farm and how I overcome them.
  • Compost strategies: Compost is one of the things that most people struggle with.  I will give you 5 strategies for building and managing your compost! 
  • Make your own loofah! I will show you step by step how I grow and create my own loofahs!  What are the best species? 
  • Permaculture principles: Permaculture is my speciality and I will show you how permaculture principles are being applied in my own garden.  Where should you start?
"Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes!"
ABOUT
The Digital Building Blocks of a Successful Online Business
Would you like to have a productive backyard veggie garden? Perhaps have a few chickens for your own fresh eggs, start a worm farm, or learn the difference between a hot compost and a slow compost? 

Then join us on the inaugural Samford Edible Garden Trail in May 2020 and be inspired.  The Samford Edible Garden Trail is a community initiative to encourage and inspire people to grow food in their own backyard, in schools, workplaces and in public spaces. Anywhere actually. 

There was a time not so long ago when the veggie patch was a common thing in Australian backyards. It is not like that anymore, but we can change that. In the spirit of community, a selection of local people from the Samford and surrounding areas are opening their gardens 'virtually' in the month of May - and will take you on a tour throughout their garden!

When we grow and source food locally we increase our resilience as a community and we reduce our carbon footprint while improving our health and well-being at the same time. We can start with a little patch in the corner and make a difference. As every person who has ever planted a seed before knows … big things grow from little things. 
"Household Food Security? Every Growing Year Is A Rehearsal!"   
( Jerry Coleby-Williams, 2020 )
"Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes!"
PROGRAM
GARDENS and Gardeners
The Digital Building Blocks of a Successful Online Business
Jenny Kato's Permaculture Garden
Anne Pearson's Field of Dreams
McCauley Family 
Garden
Our Little Farm
The King Family 
Garden
Jenni Guse's 
Edible Garden
Millen Farm
Learn  Grow  Feast
Arran's Permaculture Market Garden
Hidden House 
Food Garden
Jill's 'Connected' 
Garden
Jason Spotswood's 
Food Forest
Martine's 
Edible Farm
Utopia
Mount Samson State School
Kate's Happy Clover
Madi Mushroom
"Start a garden. Agriculture and food is an area where everyone can begin today. That is why the garden is so important. It teaches us that there's something we're all capable of doing".  (Vandana Shiva)
"Start a garden. Agriculture and food is an area where everyone can begin today. That is why the garden is so important. It teaches us that there's something we're all capable of doing". 
PROGRAM
The Digital Building Blocks of a Successful Online Business
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We can email you updates!
SHOW YOUR GARDEN
The Digital Building Blocks of a Successful Online Business
Do you have a food garden? 
We are doing a call out for passionate gardeners who believe in the value of having an edible garden. We would like to showcase a wide range of gardens, including backyard vegetable gardens, orchards, school gardens, community gardens, and market gardens.
    
Each year, we hope to have a range of gardens as part of the trail so that we can showcase a variety of features each year. For example, gardening on a slope, water saving techniques, family friendly, permaculture, biodynamic, wicking beds, bees, composting, worm farms, etc.

Email us at: admin@samfordediblegardentrail.com.au

To be a host you need these things: 
  • To be located in Samford and surrounding areas
  •  A productive edible garden that supports natural growing techniques without the use of chemical fertilisers
  • To be available on the day to chat to people about your garden, run a few tours, and be willing to share any tips you have learnt in your garden
SHOW YOUR GARDEN
Do you have a food garden? 
We are doing a call out for passionate gardeners who believe in the value of having an edible garden. We would like to showcase a wide range of gardens, including backyard vegetable gardens, orchards, school gardens, community gardens, and market gardens.
    
Each year, we hope to have a range of gardens as part of the trail so that we can showcase a variety of features each year. For example, gardening on a slope, water saving techniques, family friendly, permaculture, biodynamic, wicking beds, bees, composting, worm farms, etc.

Email us at: admin@samfordediblegardentrail.com.au

To be a host you need these things: 
  • To be located in Samford and surrounding areas
  •  A productive edible garden that supports natural growing techniques without the use of chemical fertilisers
  • To be available on the day to chat to people about your garden, run a few tours, and be willing to share any tips you have learnt in your garden
Visit the Samford Edible Garden Trail Facebook Page
Visit the Samford Edible Garden Trail Facebook Page
OUR VOLUNTEERS
The Digital Building Blocks of a Successful Online Business
Susanne Engelhard
(Founder and coordinator)
Christine King
(Founder and coordinator) 
Jenna King
(Photographer) 
Vanessa Spotswood
(Coordinator)
Ceri Benson
(Coordinator) 
OUR VOLUNTEERS
Susanne Engelhard
(Founder and coordinator)
Christine King
(Founder and coordinator) 
Jenna King
(Photographer) 
ABOUT 
We’d love to hear from you.
Please leave us a message and we’ll get back to you quicker than we can sprout some micro-greens .

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CONTACT 
Susanne Engelhard
0413 241 648

Dr Christine King        
 0409 405 765
We’d love to hear from you.
Please leave us a message and we’ll get back to you quicker than we can sprout some micro-greens .

Susanne Engelhard
0413 241 648

Dr Christine King        
 0409 405 765
Samford & Surrounds
Categories 
  • Super Soils: Love soil? This category focuses on everything soils. From composting to worm farms, to organic fertilisers, to fallow systems and primary plantings.
  • Principles to Practice: Interested in different gardening systems? Find out about permaculture, biodynamics, companion planting,  community supported agriculture, regenerative agriculture, and many more.  
  • Community Capers: Find out what gardeners and gardening groups are doing to contribute to community. From community hubs, local cafes, demonstration farms, local growers groups - you will be inspired!
  • Birds and Bees: Come along to the gardens in this category and see everything animals - including beekeeping, alpaca farming, growing plants for birds and butterflies, and everything chickens!
  • Family Fun: Need ideas to keep your children busy in the garden?  Come see forts, mystery gardens, mini-golf, adventure-lands, and much much more. 
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