Event details

699 Doncaster Road
VIC 3108


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Home Harvest Manningham is a monthly home gardening seminar series that will teach you how to grow your own delicious fresh food at home.

What you will learn

The seminars cover all aspects of edible gardening, and include food, seed and plant swaps.

The series will guide you through:

  • successfully growing in Manningham’s soil and climatic conditions
  • growing and harvesting produce that is seasonally appropriate
  • growing systems that use less water, energy and chemical inputs than crops grown in large scale.

Benefit of growing your own produce

Growing your own fresh produce at home:

  • helps reduce food miles and eliminate energy associated with packaging and transport
  • increases physical and mental wellbeing
  • improves diet and nutritional outcomes
  • provides greater connection with the local community through a common activity and purpose
  • is cost saving in a time of rising food prices
  • contributes to the conservation of heritage seed
  • is fun, educational, rewarding and achievable. 

Seminars run on the first Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

The community food, seed and garden swap takes place at 6.15pm, 15 minutes before each session.

Bookings are not required.

2023 Home Harvest Program Guide

Date Topic Presenter
5 April Autumn in the Garden Teresa Day, Sustainable Gardening Australia
3 May Seed Saving Maria Ciavarella, My Green Garden  
7 June Composting and Worm Farming Ella Boyen, Chooktopia
5 July Fruit Tree Essentials, Pruning and Maintenance Karen Sutherland - Edible Eden Design
2 August Garden Design – Regaining the Connection to Urban Food Growing Kat Lavers, Kat Lavers Design
6 September Tomato Master Class Karen Sutherland – Edible Eden Design, author Tomato Know, Sow Grow, Feast
4 October Keeping Chickens Ella Boyen, Chooktopia
1 November Edibles in Small Spaces and November in the garden Duncan Cocking, Leaf, Root and Fruit
6 December Preparing for the Summer Harvest Teresa Day, Sustainable Gardening Australia  


This event is part our Manningham Spring Outdoors Series, where we offer a range of fun outdoor activities across Manningham.

You can also check what’s happening across other Councils by visiting the Spring Outdoors website.