What is the Edible Forest? How was the Edible Forest Established?

Follow the journey on how the Edible Forest Yarra Valley was established. From planning, the processes followed, the hurdles along the way and where the Forest…
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By using reclaimed wood from the property garden -  garden bed retaining walls were made, garden bed boarders formed and wood arch features installed to encourage climbing plants.  #edibleforestyv #sustainability #gardenplanning #diygardening Garden Beds, Diy Garden, Wood Arch, Yarra Valley, Retaining Walls, Climbing Plants, Boarders, Garden Planning, Reclaimed Wood
Garden bed development stage
By using reclaimed wood from the property garden - garden bed retaining walls were made, garden bed boarders formed and wood arch features installed to encourage climbing plants. #edibleforestyv #sustainability #gardenplanning #diygardening
The design of the paths and borders of the garden beds have been formed 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 ‘re-purposing’.  #edibleforestyv Path Edging, Black Saturday, Tree Stumps, Paths, Borders, Dedication, Edible
Garden bed formation
The design of the paths and borders of the garden beds have been formed 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 ‘re-purposing’. #edibleforestyv
Our Edible Forest is consciously designed using Hügelkultur and Permaculture methods. Permaculture is based on three ethics that mirror our philosophy – care of the planet, care of community and take personal responsibility for the way you organise your life. Chemical free and proudly organically grown the abundant vegetation has created its own healthy eco-system.  #edibleforestyv Eco System, Personal Responsibility, Organize Your Life, Chemical Free, Permaculture, Ethics, Philosophy, Method
Soil preparation - Hügelkultur and Permaculture methods followed
Our Edible Forest is consciously designed using Hügelkultur and Permaculture methods. Permaculture is based on three ethics that mirror our philosophy – care of the planet, care of community and take personal responsibility for the way you organise your life. Chemical free and proudly organically grown the abundant vegetation has created its own healthy eco-system. #edibleforestyv
A ‘pond’ was dug out to allow for water flow and filled with a powder that sealed the base to eliminate water loss through the ground.  A small ‘rock fountain’ for water movement was installed.  #edibleforestyv #sustainability Rock Fountain, Water Movement, Water Loss, Garden Bridge, Eliminate, Pond, Sustainability
The pond during build
A ‘pond’ was dug out to allow for water flow and filled with a powder that sealed the base to eliminate water loss through the ground. A small ‘rock fountain’ for water movement was installed. #edibleforestyv #sustainability
With an abundance of growth, it is now hard to see the wooden garden bed partitioning.  The wooden garden arch is now covered with Snail Vine (Vigna caracalla) which is used as a nitrogen fixer and for it beautiful perfume.   #edibleforestyv #sustainability #gardening #diygardening Wooden Garden Bed, Garden Arch, Beautiful Perfume, Nitrogen, Fixer, Snail
Garden bed competition
With an abundance of growth, it is now hard to see the wooden garden bed partitioning. The wooden garden arch is now covered with Snail Vine (Vigna caracalla) which is used as a nitrogen fixer and for it beautiful perfume. #edibleforestyv #sustainability #gardening #diygardening
The completed pond serves as a haven for local wild life. Approximately 15m x 5m in size and 2.5 meters deep. The pond is home to our Silver Perch family. A fish well know for it's high omega-3 fatty acids.  #edibleforestyv #sustainability Garden Tours, Edible Plants, Unique Plants, Launch Event, Meander, Room Spray, Wild Life, Wetland
The pond completed
The completed pond serves as a haven for local wild life. Approximately 15m x 5m in size and 2.5 meters deep. The pond is home to our Silver Perch family. A fish well know for it's high omega-3 fatty acids. #edibleforestyv #sustainability
Hügelkultur garden beds are layered to maximise the use of organic matter including the layering of the beds from the earth up. Mounds of earth, manure and hay sit on top of the wooden tree stumps & large branches which absorb and hold water during winter to slowly release during the summer months. ‘Sheet mulching’ every garden bed aids in water retention and decomposition of the beds to ensure premium planting soil.   #edibleforestyv Sheet Mulching, Mounds, Water Retention, Manure, Wooden Tree
Edible Forest | Yarra Valley | Garden Tours | Fresh Produce
Hügelkultur garden beds are layered to maximise the use of organic matter including the layering of the beds from the earth up. Mounds of earth, manure and hay sit on top of the wooden tree stumps & large branches which absorb and hold water during winter to slowly release during the summer months. ‘Sheet mulching’ every garden bed aids in water retention and decomposition of the beds to ensure premium planting soil. #edibleforestyv
The site within Yarra Valley Estate 120-acre property was selected and developed using permaculture design principles to mimic structures  inter-relationships found in natural forest systems to produce an abundance of diverse perennial foods and medicinal plants.  Offering a wide variety of plants that have been carefully selected with ‘patch designs’ drawn up for each individual area; • Tea Garden • Pond & Wetlands • Bush Tucker ‘Australiana • Woodlands • Sensory Garden • Berry Bliss Garden Forest Garden, Garden Pond, Tea Garden, Garden Design, House Design, Sensory Garden, Permaculture Design, Patch Design
Aerial view of the Edible Forest & Harvest Hub located at Yarra Valley Estate
The site within Yarra Valley Estate 120-acre property was selected and developed using permaculture design principles to mimic structures inter-relationships found in natural forest systems to produce an abundance of diverse perennial foods and medicinal plants. Offering a wide variety of plants that have been carefully selected with ‘patch designs’ drawn up for each individual area; • Tea Garden • Pond & Wetlands • Bush Tucker ‘Australiana • Woodlands • Sensory Garden • Berry Bliss Garden
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Launching Edible Forest Yarra Valley
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