Growing Your Own - For Kids

learn all about growing your own food

Over 10 people have attended this class


This activity is all about growing your own food, and what veggie seeds (or seedlings) need to grow successfully – particularly healthy soil! 

Learn about the different parts of the plants we can eat, how different plants grow best at certain times of the year and how some plants grow best with friends (companion planting). 

We also talk about the environmental benefits of growing some of your own food (No packaging! No chemicals! Pick it fresh!) and how to produce a really great quality soil for your veggies through a worm farm and/or compost.

This workshop is free but bookings are essential. Parents will need to stay with their children but don not need to purchase a ticket. 

Suitable for 6 - 13 year olds. 

Workshop will be subject to current Covid19 restrictions, parents that attend must be double vaccinated. 

We aim to ensure that people have equal access to this training. Please contact our Environment Project Officer on (03) 9433 3141 or environment@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to discuss how we can make these sessions inclusive and accessible for you

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What you will learn

  • how to grow your own food

What you will get

  • handout
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to wear

causal, closed toe shoe

Appropriate for

young people aged 6 - 13

Edendale Farm

328 Reviews

Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Kashvika rated it
10 Mar 2022
A very informative,engaging session with clear explanation,farm tours.My daughter enjoyed a lot!
Xavier rated it
10 Mar 2022
Kids were very engaged & loved how hands on the session was.

Cancellations & Refunds

- Refund and transfer requests.  Where applicable, refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 72 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Edendale Farm requires at least 72 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email edendale@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to organise.

- Partial refunds. Edendale Farm has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Edendale Farm does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes. If you can't make a class, you can arrange with Edendale Farm to send someone else in your place.

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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