Smart Living Ballarat August Talk

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Popular Ballarat backyard veggie gardner and blogger, John Ditchburn, presents handy tips on how to better design and manage your backyard food garden.

John's talk will be presented via the online Zoom platform and a link will be sent via email to registered attendees a few days before the event.

About the Presenter

John first began growing vegetables at the age of sixteen.  Since then, apart from a year spent travelling has always grown vegetables in one form or another. The garden featured in the talk was set up in 1988.  As well as developing and maintaining his garden for over thirty years he has been involved in a variety of food gardening activities in and around Ballarat. 

John has run the food gardening resource website,, since 2003.

As well he works as a freelance cartoonist.  Examples of his work can be found  at

This free (now online) talk is hosted by Smart Living Ballarat for Breaze Inc. and is part of a free series of monthly sustainability workshops presented every 3rd Wednesday of the month.   If you wish to discuss media opportunities, would like to join our monthly newsltter, or have an event you would like listed in our newsletter, please email Smart Living Ballarat Coordinator, Tim Drylie. Email: .

Event will be live on Zoom - a link to the presentation will be sent to registered attendees a few days before.