Download our free Illawarra Edible Garden Guide!

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Free Illawarra Edible Garden Guide 

Following a fantastic ‘launch’ yesterday attended by over 250 people in Wollongong, the Illawarra Edible Garden Guide is now here for all to see!

You can now download a free PDF version by clicking on the cover icon on the right hand side of our homepage. If you live in the Illawarra, you can also pick up a free hardcopy from the admin buildings of Wollongong, Shellharbour or Kiama Councils. We’ve created the guide in partnership with the three local Councils, through the Illawarra Biodiversity and Local Food Strategy for Climate Change project, which has funding support from the NSW Environmental Trust. There’s also a brilliant new Grow Local: Illawarra Native Garden Guide, which is a wonderful ‘sister’ booklet to the food guide.

We think the 47 page booklet looks pretty fantastic – many thanks to the talented Bettina for her amazing graphic design work! It’s packed with photos not only from our garden, but other gardens in the Illawarra including some of our fantastic local community gardens. Though the focus is Illawarra specific, no matter where you live, we hope you find it an inspiring taste of growing food in the suburbs! 

Reader Comments (6)

A friend of mine picked me up a copy of both! The Edible Garden Guide is brilliant! I would have happily paid for it, it's so good. So again, congrats on producing a fantastic resource for local gardeners! The only problem for me was that the Native Garden Guide I received is missing the first 10 pages. Did anyone else who picked them up on the night have the same issue? I can access the document online to see the pages I'm missing, but there's nothing like curling up somewhere cozy with a good book and a cuppa.
November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersribee
I've been waiting for the guide to come out and just had to come to the Old Courthouse for the launch. Well done, it's a really informative document - particuarly useful are the tables towards the end.
November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaria
Congratulations! Now what's needed are stalls distributing free copies outside Coles and Woolies ;)
Love how you stitched all the permie principles in there!
November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiesel
I just downloaded mine! Beautiful. Well done guys.
November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeryl
Thanks so much for your lovely comments Mandy, Maria, Liesel and Meryl! It's really wonderful to hear how much you are enjoying the guide!

So sorry to hear you're Native garden guide was missing the first few pages Mandy! There was just a couple other people who had the same problem, and it just appears to be the odd random guide in the print run that came out like this. If you pop into your local Council administration building you can get another copy, or if you call and ask for someone in the Environment team they may even be able to post a copy out to you :)
December 9, 2011 | Registered CommenterHappyEarth
Great idea HappyEarth! I will contact the Council. I really can't express my thanks enough for this guide. I'm actually about to put pen to paper and FINALLY design my garden. The info you have provided is what I've been trying to collect online since we moved here 2 1/2 years ago. But for a beginning gardener, it's pretty overwhelming! The fact that it's all tailored to local conditions means I can make the best choice for positioning fruit trees in my yard. Thanks again :)
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersribee

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