Heirloom Weekend

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Adelaide Botanic Garden says
A FREE celebration of all things fresh, natural and homegrown will take place at Adelaide Botanic Garden on 9-10 April (Saturday and Sunday) for the inaugural Heirloom Weekend!

Presented by The Diggers Club and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, the Heirloom Weekend – which includes free workshops, live music, Masterclasses, a pumpkin growing competition, children’s activities and more – will focus heavily on heirloom produce.

Heirloom means traditional varieties of plants or breeds of animals that aren’t associated with large-scale commercial agriculture.

Highlights of the all-ages weekend, which runs from 10am to 3pm each day, include:

- Free workshops and information: Learn how to veggie garden in autumn, grow garlic and preserve your harvest, plus get info on becoming an urban beekeeper and raising chickens at home.

- Heirloom Masterclasses: Expand your mind with two fascinating ticketed masterclasses (must be pre-booked: http://ow.ly/106DFd) – "Talking Heirlooms" on the history and importance of heirlooms; and "Heritage Apples" on selection, growing and rootstock selection for heritage apples, pears, nashis and quinces.

- Produce sale: Take home locally-made goodies like jars of honey or preserves, plus fresh fruit and veggies, for delicious additions to your meals at home.

- Pumpkin competition: Bring in your favourite grown pumpkin on Sunday 10 April, with a prize on offer for the best in show!

- Heirloom produce display: Marvel at the kinds of heirloom produce you can grow at home - the kinds of fruit and vegetables you won't see on the big supermarket shelves.

- Live music: Soak up relaxed summer tunes with good friends and family.

- Kids’ activities: Meet and feed real life cow, plant a seed to take home at a gardening workshop, learn how to churn butter and experience Otanical, one of Australia's first 360-degree virtual reality productions.

- Lawn games: Reminisce and play old-school lawn games like badminton, croquet and quoits.

- Guided walks: Take a one-off heirloom guided walk, discovering intriguing corners of Adelaide Botanic Garden and learning about heritage cooking ingredients.

For more information (and for a link to book Masterclass tickets) visit the Botanic Gardens' website: http://ow.ly/104d7C

See you there!
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By: Adelaide Botanic Garden