FareShare open day, tours and mini-workshops

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 – 16:30
2-6 Lulie St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
$8 (students $5, under 18 free)
Open Gardens Victoria
0472 997880

FareShare rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and cooks it into free meals for people in need. It also has a large veggie garden.

Throughout the day, there will be both tours of the garden and mini-workshops. The garden tours will be every hour, at half past the hour. The workshops will include:

  • Bees and beekeeping in the urban environment (presenter: Nic Dowse; 10.20am, 11.45am and 1.45pm).
  • Learn about how to grow sweet potatoes (presenter: Dr Chris Williams; 10.45am, 12.45pm and 2.45pm).
  • Urban agriculture and food waste avoidance – programs in the City of Yarra (presenter: Eloise Lobsey; 11am and 2pm).
  • Worm farming – how to deal with organic waste in a small space and its role in composting (presenter: Helena Buxton; 11.25am and 1.20pm).
  • An innovative way of transforming food waste into nutrient-rich organic fertiliser (presenter: Aaron Moynes; 12.15pm).
  • Accessing dis-used urban sites for the creation of community gardens (presenter: Merrin Layden; 1pm).

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