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Slow food off the wall
As part of the new 'all green' sustainable NYE event Harbourlights, the Royal Botanic Garden will showcase its 'vertical edible recycled gardens' of herbs and veggies.
Vertical and roof gardens are all the rage, you only need flick through the latest horticulture and landscape journals or visit new buildings around the CBD, like 1 Bligh Street Sydney (a 6-star green building) or our very own Sydney Tropical Centre bromeliad wall.
The 'vertical edible recycled gardens' have been made by the Royal Botanic Garden's horticultural apprentices and preschool-age children from the community education program Dandy Lions. The vertical gardens are made from recycled wooden pallets lined with old coffee sacks and filled with planting mix. In a very enjoyable and slightly messy morning’s work, the Dandy Lions and Garden's apprentices planted the recycled pallet gardens with an appetising mix of edible herbs and veggies. After being displayed at Harbourlights, these gardens will become part of an existing educational display.
Harbourlights will be a sustainable event where waste will be minimised and every element will be chosen for its ability to be bio-degradable, reused or recycled. Buy some tickets and make your friends Green with envy. You’ll get to chill out on your re-usable beach chair (yes you can take it home!) directly opposite the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge whilst you enjoy a scrumptious picnic hamper on Sydney’s big night. There are picnic games, lounge sounds and a competition to win a signed copy of Indira Naidoo’s Edible Balcony.
Want to live more sustainably? Come and see how to make a vertical garden, make sure you come by public transport and we can help you make your New Year’s resolutions come true at the most sustainable New Year’s Eve event in Sydney. Ticket Enquires: Call 1300 111 FOX (369) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dandy Lions getting grubby planting up the pallet gardens on 13 November: