Sustainability

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Becoming a successful worm farmer is actually quite easy to do!  Worms are dynamic little creatures that can dramatically improve the ecology of your garden. Not only will you be able to use your organic waste, you will also be improving the wellbeing of your plants by producing powerful plant food for your plants (worm juice).   The compost and worm juice from the property farm assist us with the fertilisation of the Edible Forest.  #wormfarm #worms #wormjuice #edibleforestyv #sustainability Cooking Demonstration, Worm Farm, Yarra Valley, Garden Tours, Edible Plants, Unique Plants, Plant Food, Room Spray, Wetland
Edible Forest Worm Farm
Becoming a successful worm farmer is actually quite easy to do! Worms are dynamic little creatures that can dramatically improve the ecology of your garden. Not only will you be able to use your organic waste, you will also be improving the wellbeing of your plants by producing powerful plant food for your plants (worm juice). The compost and worm juice from the property farm assist us with the fertilisation of the Edible Forest. #wormfarm #worms #wormjuice #edibleforestyv #sustainability
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
Building our Chook Pen using re-purposed materials began in early 2016.  With over 40 chickens, Yarra Valley Estate guests and attendees of our cooking classes enjoy the fresh eggs, while the chickens consume our organic waste! The chickens roam free grazing on some seed, plants that have gone to seed from the EF and also fallen fruit from the orchard; a complete cycle! This fits our sustainability ethos perfectly #sustainability #edibleforestyv #farmtoplate #chickens #eatwhatyouharvest #recycle Chook Pen, Fresh Produce, Cooking Classes
Re-purposed Chook Pen
Building our Chook Pen using re-purposed materials began in early 2016. With over 40 chickens, Yarra Valley Estate guests and attendees of our cooking classes enjoy the fresh eggs, while the chickens consume our organic waste! The chickens roam free grazing on some seed, plants that have gone to seed from the EF and also fallen fruit from the orchard; a complete cycle! This fits our sustainability ethos perfectly #sustainability #edibleforestyv #farmtoplate #chickens #eatwhatyouharvest #recycle
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
The design of the paths and borders of the garden beds utilise fallen burnt tree stumps from the Yarra Valley Estate property, (available as a result of the Black Saturday bush fires in 2009) with the charred wooded stumps adding character to the path edges, further demonstrating our dedication to ‘repurposing’.  #edibleforestyv #yarravalley #visityarravalley #gardening #garden #sustainability #gardenpaths #repurposing #treestumps #gardenborders Garden Walkway, Garden Trees, Garden Paths, Garden Landscaping, Landscaping Ideas, Garden Ideas With Logs, Bush Garden, Herb Garden, Path Edging
Re-purposing fallen tree stumps for garden paths & borders
The design of the paths and borders of the garden beds utilise fallen burnt tree stumps from the Yarra Valley Estate property, (available as a result of the Black Saturday bush fires in 2009) with the charred wooded stumps adding character to the path edges, further demonstrating our dedication to ‘repurposing’. #edibleforestyv #yarravalley #visityarravalley #gardening #garden #sustainability #gardenpaths #repurposing #treestumps #gardenborders
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
A ‘tea house’ was erected at the entrance of the Edible Forest Garden to welcome guests.   Tea house walls are re purposed rusted tin from a local farm and old cups were sourced from an Op Shop and re-purposed for visitors to enjoy a freshly brewed tea.  #edibleforestyv #teahouse #sustainability # yarravalley #growitdrinkit #harvest#gardentour #garden Forest Garden, Local Farm, House Wall, Tea House
Tea House in the Edible Forest
A ‘tea house’ was erected at the entrance of the Edible Forest Garden to welcome guests. Tea house walls are re purposed rusted tin from a local farm and old cups were sourced from an Op Shop and re-purposed for visitors to enjoy a freshly brewed tea. #edibleforestyv #teahouse #sustainability # yarravalley #growitdrinkit #harvest#gardentour #garden
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
The Harvest Hub is a sustainable project we are proud of at the EF.   With an abundance of fresh organically grown produce, what where we to do with it? In September 2017 a preserving kitchen was decided to be incorporated into the Edible Forest. The team re-purposed 2 shipping containers to create a commercial kitchen and acquired 2nd hand kitchen equipment for this project.   The produce from the Forest services the kitchen at Yarra Valley Estate, along with ingredients for our Cooking Classes Forest Service, Shipping Containers, Kitchen Equipment, Commercial Kitchen
What is the Harvest Hub?
The Harvest Hub is a sustainable project we are proud of at the EF. With an abundance of fresh organically grown produce, what where we to do with it? In September 2017 a preserving kitchen was decided to be incorporated into the Edible Forest. The team re-purposed 2 shipping containers to create a commercial kitchen and acquired 2nd hand kitchen equipment for this project. The produce from the Forest services the kitchen at Yarra Valley Estate, along with ingredients for our Cooking Classes
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley
Edible Forest - Yarra Valley