One of the things we love doing the most is supporting more opportunities for free food in the community. Last year The Hidden Orchard harvest leader and health promotion champion, Amanda Collins, collaborated with the City of Ballarat Council to organise planting of several fruit trees. The trees are located across from Ballarat Community Health’s … Continue reading Victory Park Micro-Orchard Loading…
Did you know The Hidden Orchard runs workshops? Last winter we had terrific turnout for our pruning workshops with Jean Paul-Trijsburg. Starting with a beginners workshop and then one for the more advanced pruner. We learnt all about equipment, how to choose which branches to prune, creating shape, avoiding fungus growth, what trees grow in … Continue reading Pruning Workshops with Jean Paul-Trijsburg
Is there anything better than a freshly picked apple? 🍏 On a warm Wednesday evening, harvest leader Marianne and her team of volunteers, picked just shy of 70kg of Pears, Apples & Nashis. There were plenty of laughs, sunshine and zuper dupers after job well done 😋 🍐☀️ The fruit was donated too several food … Continue reading Pears, Apples & Nashis Oh My!
Last year THO team were invited to tour the soon to be open @foodbankvictoria Community Food Centre in Ballarat’s West 🍐😊 The centre will house:☕️ Community hub and cafe🍎 Free supermarket to aid food insecurity🍳 Fully equipped kitchen for training & cooking education🥕 Market garden🌱 Space for regenerative agriculture☀️ Storage for food supply during emergency relief The … Continue reading The Hidden Orchard visits FoodBank Food Centre