Midvale: see how gardens grow at Greener Garden Festival


Linda Mitchener, owner of the The Green Life Soil Co, with a selection of plants ready for the Greener Garden Festival. Picture: David Baylis        d458839
Linda Mitchener, owner of the The Green Life Soil Co, with a selection of plants ready for the Greener Garden Festival. Picture: David Baylis        d458839

GARDEN enthusiasts can hear from the experts at a free festival where green-finger gurus will welcome the new season on Saturday.

The Greener Garden Festival will run from 10am to 4pm at Midvale’s The Green Life Soil Co.

Owner Linda Mitchener said the community event was a first for the business and she hoped people would come along on the day.

From late morning until 2pm, there will be talks by gardening gurus including Sabrina Hahn, Sue McDougall and permaculture king Charles Otway.

Visitors can learn more about gardening favourites, from growing veggies and herbs, to creating a thriving garden and living a more sustainable life.

“Spring is a great time to start a garden, and we know many people are keen to grow some of their own food, but often aren’t sure how,” she said.

The day will round off with the trio of gardening gurus and other experts hosting a Q&A panel at 3pm.

There will also be displays and advice on responsible fertiliser use, home composting systems, worm farms, grey water re-use, keeping chickens and garden design.

Other attractions on the day include a fundraising sausage sizzle by Swan Districts Gymnastics and Old MacDonald’s Farm animals from 1pm.

The festival heralds the launch of the Green Life Soil Co Harvest Club project, a trial program to mentor gardeners through a growing season and record their experiences.

Gardeners will share their journeys for others to take advantage of local information gained to achieve better results themselves.

To follow the Harvest Club participants on their journey, visit www.greenlifesoil.|com.au/harvest-club-articles.