Sustainability Festival - Sunday April 2

Join us for our annual Sustainability Festival - a day of inspiration, small workshops, exclusive talks, demos, eco outdoor marketplace, food & drink and more!

Eden Gardens is throwing a one day only festival with  Clarence Slockee from ABC’s Gardening Australia joining us for a talk on bush tucker. Clarence’s company Jiwah  specialised in bringing indigenous perspective to green spaces, and his work over the years in the education space have delivered cultural understanding to many. He will be presenting from 11am, followed by Tim (Robson’s) talk at Twelve on Home Harvests and how to grow crops in backyard environments.


Clarence Slockee is a Cudgenburra/Bundjalung Aboriginal man with a long family history of bushmen, farmers and fishermen growing up in the lush Tweed Valley. 

At 10am we will also have Simon Hollaway, from Vegepod, speaking about the success story of their award winning self-watering raised garden beds and how you can grow your food in any space with success, and  Sydney Wildlife Rescue will be talking about Wildlife in the Garden and it’s Benefits. At 9:30am you can learn about bees and backyard apiary with our fabulous beekeeper Rod Kay from Two Creeks Honey.

At 10am, we will also have Simon Holloway from Vegepod speaking about the success story of their award winning self-watering raised garden beds and how you can grow your food in any space with success. 


Simon Holloway co-owner / head of community at Vegepod. Enabling everyone, anywhere to grow their own food.

If you’ve been motivated to change your LIFE habits, but need the knowledge and confidence to act, now is your chance to connect with eco warriors and learn from experts. This event has something for everyone,


Our program includes:

  • Craft workshops include how to make your own felted flowers and another workshop to make fibre flowers out of crochet and basic sewing and stitching
  • How to make tisanes and teas from the garden with Tim Robson at 3pm
  • A comprehensive program of activities covers topics such as creating a backyard oasis for wildlife, planting natives and how to grow your own produce in small spaces. There will be free walks and talks throughout the day.
  • Artisans and bespoke producers coming with everything from organic beauty products to local honey - you can even watch a spinning demonstration using natural fibres from hemp, bamboo and banana leaves. 
  • Drop off your plastic nursery pots and learn about recycling this PP5 plastic. We also have a battery recycling station.
  • Special offers throughout the day

We will also be collecting donations for our chosen charity Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets, an organisation that provides young people in need with safety, support and opportunities  to build a positive future.  


Bookings through Eventbrite and details on the  What’s On page of our website.



By Meredith Kirton