The Hungry Gardener

(3) Melbourne, VIC


My Name is Fab.

OK…about me.  Well like most of you, I too find it difficult to write about myself. But here goes… 

My name is Fabian Capamolla, some refer to me as The Hungry Gardener.  

My passion is food and gardens, and in particular, where the two meet. I have no qualifications as a plant nerd, and I am useless with Latin botanical names, however, I do love plants, and more so, I love plants you can eat.  

In 2009 my passion for growing food took hold and I co-founded the Little Veggie Patch Co. The primary focus of the business was to help people grow food in their own homes. What began as a start-up operating out of my shed in Moorabbin, grew to be a Nursery in St Kilda East, and a garden club called 'Pop Up Patch' in Federation Square.  

I have been fortunate to be given the opportunity to publish three books, and appear as a guest presenter on Channel 10’s 'The Living Room'.  In 2014 I sold my share of Little Veggie Patch Co to pursue the other passion in my life, my family.  We lived in Lucca, Italy for 12 months where I worked in a community garden.  I have since returned to set up the Veggie Patch at The Farm Yarra Valley where the workshops are held.

I also put together a podcast called The Hungry Gardener, to help share my passion for edible plants.



Mar 2017
How to Grow Veggies the Italian Way! - 12 Mar 2017 10:00 AM

What a Fabulous day with the Hungry Gardner. Fabian was a wealth of knowledge and was so engaging. We learnt so much about starting up a veggie patch and can't wait to get started. Our workshop ended with a beautiful lunch with beautiful surrounds. We would highly recommend this workshop to anyone with limited knowledge like myself or for those who want to improve their veggie gardens. Thanks so much for a great day Fab!!

Mar 2017
How to Grow Veggies the Italian Way! - 12 Mar 2017 10:00 AM

What a great day! Learning about growing veggies in a relaxed and beautiful setting. Fabian is a wealth of knowledge and happily answered all our questions. This was followed by a fantastic lunch - all in all a perfect way to spend your Sunday. Thanks Fabian!

Dec 2016
How to Grow Veggies the Italian Way! - 04 Dec 2016 10:00 AM

Fantastic experience and thoroughly enjoyed the morning. Some great insight into all aspects of gardening, some great tips and plenty of light bulb moments. Fab was a great host, answered all our questions and shared some very insightful information. The lunch provided by the kitchen at the farm was nothing short of sensational. A beautiful setting out under the trees overlooking the property, such a treat. Do yourself, partner and friends a favour and spend a morning learning everything gardening with Fab out in the picturesque Yarra Valley.