Sydney Green Villages Seed to Plate Workshops

Looking to grow your own produce this year? Whether it’s in a backyard, on a balcony or even over a windowsill there is free Sydney workshop to help you on your way.

SydneyGreenWorkshopsGreen Villages is an initiative by the City of Sydney to grow a more sustainable Sydney. The website features bright ideas for sustainable living with information about workshops, community gardens, grants and tips for greener, cleaner living.

As part of the Green Villages regular event series there are sessions for budding urban gardeners trying to make a go of producing their own food in small urban spaces.

“You don’t need much space to be an urban gardener”, Sydney City Lord Mayor Clover Moore says. “Just a balcony, patio, window or small backyard that receives a few hours of sun.” Moore shared that “over 85 per cent of people who attend these [Green Villages] workshops make use of the lessons they learnt, meaning every season more fresh food is being grown across our city.”

Upcoming Free Workshops

Seed to plate. Edible garden in small spaces

  • Saturday 9 November, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Sydney Park Pavilion (beside the oval in Sydney Park), Sydney Park, St Peters

What’s eating my basil? Natural pest management

  • Saturday 9 November, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Sydney Park Pavilion (beside the oval in Sydney Park), Sydney Park, St Peters

Composting and Worm Farming

  • Saturday 16 November, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Sydney Park Pavilion (beside the oval in Sydney Park), Sydney Park, St Peters

Register for the free workshops at the Green Villages website.

Self-confessed gardening enthusiast Sarah Bates from Newtown loves coming home from work and seeing cherry tomatoes growing in her own backyard. “It’s wonderful to nurture a seed and watch it flourish into an amazing foodstuff, not to mention the fact that home-grown produce is significantly cheaper and fresher than the supermarket,” Ms Bates said. “A lettuce in the supermarket costs around $2, but for an initial outlay of around $5 for a pot of lettuce, the produce will be growing the whole season and often into winter as well.”


Green Villages: Growing a more sustainable Sydney by connecting and inspiring Sydneysiders. A City of Sydney initiative. Image Credits: Green Villages

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