In 2015 Louise Ward, owner of Yarra Valley Estate; wished to grow seasonal vegetables, that would be incorporated into our client menus; whilst also reducing food miles. A synergy touched the sustainability values and ethos of Yarra Valley Estate. A ‘seed’ was planted in our 10 bed ‘top veggie garden’.
Soon it was evident that the little veggie garden was not able to produce enough to sustain our growing needs. Our interest in food security lead to a larger idea of building a garden that would grow into a forest, planted with edible and medicinal plants. Simple enough?