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Yandina Community Garden Open Day

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Yandina Community Garden Open Day

Time: May 15, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Yandina Community Garden
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: open day
Organized By: YCG
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2016

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Event Description


featuring Jerry Coleby-Williams

Sunday 15th May 2016

For Day’s Program Click Here

Come along to Yandina Community Gardens (YCG) Open Day and be educated and inspired!

On Sunday 15th May we are opening our gates for a celebration of sustainable, organic, healthy living and gardening – bringing together like-minded speakers, community groups, and businesses. YCG Open Day is a family-friendly event with stalls, activities, live music, and scrumptious food, plants, gardening and sustainable living products for sale.


Gardening Australia presenter, Jerry Coleby-Williams will be the main speaker for the day – presenting 2 talks and leading a ‘garden wander’. We are excited to have Jerry visiting YCG. Jerry is a down-to-earth gardening expert with a wealth of knowledge on all things horticultural, a passionate conservationist, organic gardener, seed saver and writer, and an inspirational example of sustainable living and gardening.

Our Open Day will also include local speakers, demonstrations and garden tours – something for everyone from the balcony gardener to the serious Permaculturist, and everyone in between!  The Micro Gardener, Anne Gibson, will show busy people how to grow nutrient-dense food in small spaces; Elizabeth Fekonia from Permaculture Realfood will explore legumes – nature’s gift to humanity; Morag Gamble from SEED International will share her passion and tips for reducing waste to live more sustainably.

Stalls will showcase sustainable, environmentally-friendly products and services, and YCG will be selling plants propagated from our gardens, as well as seeds and gardening products (e.g., books, tools, fertilisers). In our Permaculture gardens we cultivate plants that are easy to grow, hardy and well-suited to our climate, both edibles and support species – come along and see them growing before you purchase for your own garden.

Scrumptious, homemade food, cakes, tea, and barista coffee will be available for purchase on the day, along with a sausage sizzle. Vegetarians and vegans will be catered for. Foods made from subtropical Permaculture produce will be available.

This is a fun, family-friendly day out.  Live music will be provided by local group Az.U.R.  and there will be free garden activities for the young and young-at-heart (e.g., basket weaving). Visitors will be able to make their own pedal-powered smoothie.

This event is possible due to the generous support of the Sunshine Coast Council Grants Program and our sponsors (see below).

Please come along and support us. For more information please see our Poster, our Facebook Page, or email us at

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