Home Harvest FEASTival
Celebrate local food and the summer harvest with us at the Home Harvest FEASTival!
To join us there register as a grower to supply produce to be turned in to a shared harvest meal. Your donation of home grown produce = your ticket to attend.
Where: Edendale Farm, Eltham
When: The next Feastival will be February 2018 , stay tuned for full details.
The FEASTival will be held at Edendale Farm. It will include food and veggie gardening activities, entertainment and music as well as the shared harvest meal.
What does it involve?
- Register to grow and supply the produce for the Home Harvest FEASTival.
- Spend the summer growing the produce and in the week leading up to the FEASTival donate some in return for your tickets.
- Attend the FEASTival and enjoy a delicious meal and great day!
Also, March is Harvest Month(PDF, 1MB), so check out the Local Food Connect Program
To sign up as a Grower for the Home Harvest FEASTival complete the registration form and get growing!
No matter your level of experience or how green your fingers are, everyone is invited to take part and get growing.
What to grow and how much
All types of produce are welcome. If you are growing something different or exotic please let us know when registering. If you're a little stuck, here are some suggestions of what you could grow - zucchini, eggplant, tomato, capsicum, silverbeet, carrot, pumpkin, cucumber, beets, lettuce greens and herbs.
Produce drop-off will take place in the week leading up to the FEASTival. You will receive your ticket for the FEASTival when you drop your produce off. A good way to work out how much produce to donate is to think of a quantity that would feed you and your guests.
Some great resources to help you grow your own veggies
As a grower you will receive regular newsletters including advice and guidance and will be invited to take part in community events and workshops such as food swaps where you can get to know other growers.
And finally – don’t panic!
Don’t let the fear of having a bad season in your garden put you off registering as a grower. If, come FEASTival time, you are unable to donate the amount of produce you planned it will be ok and will be balanced out by the generous donations of growers who have a great season. And if you end up with no produce there are other ways you can contribute to the FEASTival through volunteering.
Home Harvest FEASTival partners
The Home Harvest FEASTival is brought to you by Nillumbik Shire Council, Banyule City Council, Local Food Connect, Edendale, Bulleen Art & Garden, Eltham High School, Healthability, Real Food Catering and Home Grown Catering.