Throughout 2013, gardeners attending the Montmorency Food Swap recorded information about they’d planted and harvested in their veggie gardens, key tasks they’d done and any challenges they’d come up against.
This information, plus advice and tips on a range of gardening topics such as improving your soils, planting veggies from seed, composting and dealing with pests, has been combined into a practical booklet. Suitable for those new to gardening, but still a valuable aid to more experienced gardeners, the almanac has month by month planting guides with space to record your own gardening efforts.
It has been beautifully illustrated by Felicity Gordon and includes some of Kate Landers food swap photos. The almanac has also been supported with a Banyule Council Environment Grant.
The almanac costs $5. It can be purchased at the Montmorency, Macleod and Olympic village Food Swaps or at Edes & Bibi in Montmorency, The Little Organic Shop in Hurstbridge, Bulleen Art and Garden and the Eltham Farmers’ Market. Enquiries: Julie French 0438 115 853