Margaret River Edible Gardens Festival celebrates sell-out success

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Sam James and Rachael Drummond with their seedlings.
Camera IconSam James and Rachael Drummond with their seedlings. Credit: Trevor Paddenburg

Organisers have lauded the success of the annual Margaret River Edible Gardens Festival, which drew more than 800 people to backyard producers across the region despite a strong dash of wet weather.

Festival spokesperson Trevor Paddenburg told the Times sell-out crowds enjoyed taking in the open gardens on Saturday and Sunday, with 120 people also attending an afternoon of in-depth workshops at Fair Harvest on Carters Road.

The weekend was capped with a festival vibe thanks to musicians The Nomadics at Gathered Organics on Wallcliffe Road.

“Once again, we were just blown away by the number of people who are really keen to learn more about soil, food growing and sustainability,” Paddenburg said.

“We just loved seeing how many amazing community connections were forged between our awesome gardeners, our fabulous team of volunteers and everyone who attended.

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“We’re still on a high after the weekend and I think most people who came to see the gardens are too.”

The festival was guaranteed to return next year with new features.

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