Open Garden Weekend. Just a little tired-but what fun!

It’s done & dusted! The girls are very happy to be allowed out again after being in solitary confinement for 3 weeks. They went straight to their favourite dust bath location even though they have dust bath access in their chook mahal.


What a beautiful weekend! We had an extremely successful open food garden weekend and met the most amazing, lovely and wonderful people to boot! I know gardeners are a generous lot, but I wasn’t quite prepared for the simple pleasure of just talking to nice people. Sensational!

I knew in my mind I was happy with the way the garden is developing but the feedback we got from our visitors was very humbling and validated all the work we have done. We do what we do because Mr ATMT loves designing spaces and I love growing food. The two work well together and being able to share ideas and also exchanging ideas from our visitors was extremely rewarding.

We had approximately 120 people through the gates, most unknown to us beforehand, some old friends and now, some new friends. Excitedly I got to meet 3 of my blog followers  which was very sensational (more about that in a later post).


Not a lot of photos taken but I believe there are some coming from the official Gardivalia photographer. I hope they tell a good story!

I haven’t felt this satisfied in years. We have met some beautiful people, networked for a whole range of different things and worked on some valuable bartering concepts. Love it!

Thank you to everyone who visited this weekend, to the Gardivalia committee and especially to the Baw Baw Sustainability Network (Yay Wendy!) for their support and encouragement and mostly for the wonderful helpers they (BBSN) provided to man the gate. Great helpers and some good laughs, I hope they enjoyed their time with us as well.

Would we do it again next year. Dead right we would!




About fergie51

Sourdough baker, teacher, eater and student. Sustainable living advocate and passionate food grower. Conduct sourdough baking classes at my home and administrator of Facebook support page for Australian & New Zealand sourdough bakers.
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12 Responses to Open Garden Weekend. Just a little tired-but what fun!

  1. BigPond says:

    Sounds like you had a ball. So glad it all went well ! Marg

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Glenda says:

    Sounds like all your hard work was worth it. Congratulations.


  3. Gretchen says:

    So glad it was a success and you met many wonderful people!


  4. EllaDee says:

    It sounds like a wonderful day, with the wonderful bonus of a visit from the blog-world. I love that everyone is happy, including the girls 🙂


  5. Anne Wheaton says:

    Just proves how good gardening is for the soul and what a generous bunch gardeners can be, sharing their gardens and ideas. Glad it went well.


  6. I’ve enjoyed reading about the evolution of your garden, I’m so happy for you that it has also built a community. I’m taking inspiration for our place on the coast in N California. We have lots of room for a big garden but it will also need lots of work.


  7. Fantastic, what a great experience, thanks for sharing it have enjoyed reading your posts about getting ready.


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