Funding plays an important part of the success of the Yea Community Garden and the broader Incredible Edible Yea Project. We welcomed Natalie from funders FRRR this week to have a look at the garden and to discuss how we aim to increase the inclusive use of the garden and the use of fresh produce in our community over the coming year. Funders love data, evidence, budgets and outcomes and Natalie was very supportive in helping us understand how these important areas can function in our project. The garden put on a lovely autumnal show for the occasion…how cool is the new bike for the High School compost project (funded by Hamer Sprout)?
Thank you to Kim Clements and Ann Anstey for contributing their time and impressive cameras to be our photographers on the day.
What a fantastic day at the Yea Recreation Reserve last Friday! We hosted 7 schools, cooked 100 delicious, fresh-school-grown-vegie woodfired pizzas, carved 130 zucchini, ran 35 egg and spoon races, guessed 209 beans in a jar, made 130 popcorn necklaces, watched bees, judged biggest and weirdest vegies, we heard stories about vegies and we bobbed 130 apples. And we had a rip-roaring time doing it! Huge thanks to FRRR McEwen Foundation for the sponsorship and to all the volunteers who helped out. Proving yet again that healthy eating is the most fun you can have. Well done Zanni and everyone…
great new blog for the local schools edible garden project…
Finally we have our blog up and running to share stories, triumphs and tragedies, ideas and experiences from the gardens in this program!
The Connected Garden is linking school gardens and food growing in a group of schools and groups in Murrindindi Shire in Victoria. Those involved are:
Highlands Primary School
Yea Primary School
Sacred Heart Primary School, Yea
Flowerdale Primary School
Middle Kinglake Primary School
Yea High School
Yea and district children’s centre
Yea Community Garden
Yea & District Memorial Hospital
Stay tuned for garden pictures and stories from this great mob of Gardeners….
It was a rainbow feast of healthy, seasonal produce at the Yea Community Garden’s 1st Birthday Party on Sunday 31st. The warm temperatures were perfect for pulling up a picnic rug in the shade and sitting down to some yummy party snacks. The menu followed the “Swap It, Don’t Stop It” principals of party food and included a carrot birthday-cake, pumpkin-spice biscuits, watermelon,feta and mint-picks, rainbow sandwiches and rainbow-fruit wands. It was all washed down with a ginger and mint fruit punch. The day was supported by Yea & District Memorial Hospital as part of their Health Promotion project for Healthy Eating. For more information on healthy eating ideas phone Bridget Clarke on 5736 0479.