We at VEG had our debutant moment, our public debut, at the Sustainable Living Festival in February 2009. This makes last Friday our fourth birthday! And for the fourth year in a row we helped set up a garden on the banks of the Yarra and ran three days of free workshops, and met hundreds of people. With Dan away in NZ, Adam, Carey, Will, Michael and Adam’s dad Jim held the fort, well the fortified chicken house anyway.

Here’s a couple of photos.  

Adam, Will and Adam’s dad Jim show off the new model VEG Chook House built by Will and Carey!  Looking sweet!

photoAdam with one of our true heroes, permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, who wrote some kind words for the back cover of Adam and Annie Raser-Rowland’s book, The Weed Forager’s Handbook

photoThe inimitable Costa Georgiardis dropped by — Costa wrote the brilliant foreword to Adam and Annie’s The Weed Forager’s Handbook


Costa attempts to reset Adam’s broken wrist, high 5 style. Costa’s brand of “intuitive medicine” was not as effective as hoped. Pete the Permie looks on.


One of nine packed workshops in the garden space run by VEG over the weekend 

A bit of Sun worship

photoPete the Permie, apple and cider guru

photoCarey and Michael, legends.