As part of Urban Agriculture Month 2021, Food Fairness Illawarra is coordinating a range of workshops, open gardens and tours of urban farms, gardens and verges across the Illawarra during the month of April.
Urban Agriculture Month (UAM) is co-ordinated yearly by Sustain: The Australian Food Network, a think and do network connecting passionate people like you to build tangible change. Urban Agriculture Month encourages enthusiastic gardeners, activisits, farmers, researchers and consumers from around Australia come together to celebrate and promote urban agriculture as an important part of community resilience and well-being. Click here for more information
Here is a full list of events being coordinated by FFI. Click on the Date for more details about each event.
Green Connect Farm Tour (Adults)
Saturday 3rd April, 9:15-10:30am
Saturday 17th April, 11am-12:15pm
On this 75-minute tour, you will explore our abundant market gardens where we grow our seasonal veggies and walk through our food forest that is producing fruit.
Green Connect Farm, Warrawong, Tickets $24
Green Connect: Grow your own Veges & Herbs with Cal
Saturday 10th April, 9am-5pm
This step-by-step workshop ensures everyone leaves with the knowledge and skills to grow an edible garden on a balcony, in a backyard or over a whole property.
Green Connect Farm, $182
Woonona Community Garden Open Day, Woonona
Saturday 17th April, 8:30-10:30am
Woonona Community Garden is a communal garden where members come together to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs using sustainable methods.
Woonona Community Garden, Free
Green Connect: In Depth Beekeeping Workshop
Saturday 17th April, 9am-5pm
In this full day workshop, Claire Brown from Flametree Beekeepers will give you the knowledge and skills required to get you started as a backyard beekeeper. Green Connect Farm, Warrawong, Tickets $195
Thirroul Community Garden Open Day
Sunday 18th April, 10am-3pm
Join us for our annual open day, celebrating our community and learning about food. Live music, market stalls, home made soups and flatbreads, garden tours and workshops!
Thirroul Community Garden, Free
Albion Park Youth and Community Care Garden Open Day and Morning Tea
Tuesday 20th April, 10am-12pm
The APYCC garden is a place for the local community to meet and grow vegetables, herbs and flowers. Come and join us for a tour of our garden and morning tea.
Albion Park Community Centre, Free
Urban Farming on a Quarter Acre Block: Bulli
Sunday 25th April, 10:30-12:30
This quarter acre block in Bulli is all about establishing regenerative systems on a domestic scale: water tanks, irrigation systems, solar panels, vegetables, herbs, natives, a food forest, orchard, herbs, bees, compost, worm farms etc.
43 Westmacott Parade Bulli, Free
Creative Corners Community Garden Open Day, Austinmer
Sunday 25th April, 12:30-3:30pm
Hidden in plain site, this guerilla verge garden has evolved over 5 years, demonstrating basic permaculture principals to passerbys, and slowly enriching the soil and biodiversity of an abandoned railway corridor.
Austinmer Railway Tunnel Underpass, Austinmer, Free