Belgrave Food Garden invites the community to Swing into Spring at the Belgrave Food Garden Connect & Grow Spring Picnic, a family-friendly event on Saturday, September 17th.
Celebrate the spring equinox, which signals the return of sunshine, warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and new growth, with activities that draw on nature and growth as a theme, including:
– Flower crown making using natural materials collected from the garden
– Crafts using recycled and natural materials
– Decorating pots and planting seeds to create a veggie garden at home
– Kokedama workshop (ticketed, $20) – contact email@example.com for details
Bring a picnic or purchase something delicious from one of Belgrave’s eateries, and enjoy live music from local musicians while you enjoy the natural surroundings.
The Belgrave Food Garden committee will also be available to offer advice on composting and growing vegetables and to give tours of the garden.
Thanks to funding from Yarra Ranges Council, the Spring party will be the first in a series of seasonal Connect & Grow events; designed to create an opportunity for the community to come together, connect and form bonds in a safe and welcoming space.
A vital moment of the Spring event will be the christening of Belgrave’s newest public artwork, The Flower Baby. Made by artist Sue Davis in collaboration with students from Wooranna Park Primary School, this baby stands at almost 4m high and will be a focal point of the garden. In the lead-up to the event, there will be a competition to name the sculpture, with the name announced at the party.
Further information and updates will be published on the Belgrave Food Garden Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BelgraveFoodGarden
If you would like to get involved and help support Belgrave Food garden to make this a fantastic day out for the community, fill out a volunteer availability form here