2016 Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival Robbie's Aquaponics Garden
Featured in his book Edible Garden Designs, Jamie Durie writes “This family is the very model of environmental awareness”. Robbie’s garden has also been in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Melbourne, 3AW, Good Organic Gardening and Sanctuary Magazine. Both front and back yards are devoted to food production, and feature two aquaponics systems in which trout and vegetables are grown in a mutually dependent relationship, enabling both to thrive. One system is homemade while the other is a purchased kit, and both are seamlessly incorporated into rest of the garden, which produces a huge variety of vegetables and herbs. Composting and free-range chickens also contribute to this garden’s sustainability credentials.
Is there a discount to attend multiple events at the Backyard Harvest Festival?
Yes - you will get 20% off the total cost of tickets when you attend 3 or more events. Please enter the promotional code MultiBYH16 for each ticket purchase.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not need to bring your ticket but the information on it may be useful for you to take with you.
What is the refund policy?
Unfortunately we are unable to issue refunds.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Children under 16 may attend if accompanied by an adult, and do not need to register. Concession ticket holders must bring their concession cards.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Car: on Street parking only
Tram: Number 86 (about 1100m from Darebin Road / High Street stop)
Bicycle: There are a limited number of places to park bikes outside the residence
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Ensure you wear sensible and comfortable clothing (suitable for all weather) and bring water, sunscreen and a sun hat with you.
Parents are asked to keep their children with them at all times during the tour. Garden tours are not suitable for pets, so please leave your four-legged family members at home.
Can I update my registration information?
You can update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event. If you know you will be unable to attend, please inform the organisers as soon as practical so they can offer your place to someone on the waiting list