Fresh Edge Vegetable Gardens, Market and Education Centre

The vegetable gardens and greenhouse are being revamped to become an interactive and educational edible garden for children and adults. Situated behind the Colourful Splendour Nursery, just follow the bees and butterflies to this truly ecologically balanced vegetable garden on the banks of  the Braamfontein Spruit. Come and discover ecological concepts in this hands-on, working vegetable garden. Learn about plants, nutrition, nature, organic gardening, permaculture principles, life cycles and decomposition. Vegetable Study Groups for adults are held monthly, and all are welcome.

Features of the vegetable garden include:
  • Row Crops
  • A Pond Habitat and Insectory
  • Friendly Chickens
  • Edible Landscaping
  • A Root Zone Observation Area
  • A Compost Vermicompost Demonstration Area
  • A Garden Classroom overlooking the River
  • Children’s eco-mornings
Plans for the future are:
  • A Plant Crawl Tunnel
  • A Culinary Herb Garden
  • A Garden Kitchen
  • Wheel Chair Beds
  • A Mini Edible Nursery
  • Garden Art
  • An Edible Flower Alley
  • A Restored Propagation Greenhouse
  • A Recycling Zone
  • A Children’s picking Garden

In season vegetables grown in the gardens are on sale on Wednesday mornings 09h00 – 11h30. Alternatively, become part of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme where a weekly box of vegetables will be put together for you.

A variety of workshops and classes for children and adults covering food systems, soil, recycling, pollination, agro-­‐ecology, science concepts, gardening basics, cooking and crafts will be on offer. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer vegetable grower and being a part of our Crop Swop Initiative and Seed Savers Exchange, or would like more information on the Vegetable Study Group please contact  us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 072 207 8196.

Valentine's Day Nosegays

Daniella showed some of our Residents, how to make Lavender Nosegays.

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Great fun was had by all and the results were distributed to the Public on Valentine's Day 2012.