≡ Menu
Aussie Green Thumb – Top Gardening Tips For Everyday People

The Magic of Growth – Grow your own Kitchen Garden at home

People are increasingly desiring to grow their own vegetables. This is a trend that is evident worldwide as the motto of ‘sustainable development’ becomes an even greater mantra. Global warming, the global financial crisis and an ever increasing cost of living, along with many other factors, are increasingly sending people back out into their gardens, growing vegetables. This is something I definitely support at AussieGreenThumb.com.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and the GPT group, one of Australia’s leading property groups, have also noticed this and so have embarked on a long-term partnership.

Stephanie Alexander says;

Throughout the existing Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program, children learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share delicious and wholesome food, with the aim being to influence and inform the rest of their lives. I hope that through this partnership we can spread this message of pleasurable food education further into the community and into the homes of people visiting GPT centres.

To celebrate the beginning of this partnership, The GPT Group are holding a major event called ‘The Magic of Growth’ in seven of their their shopping centres, transforming the typical shopping centre garden into living kitchen gardens. In particular, starting today, the inside of Melbourne Central Shopping Centre will be transformed into a giant, living kitchen garden featuring growing, colourful fruit, herbs, scarecrows and bales of hay in Shot Tower square.

Other GPT shopping centres to undergo a garden makeover are Chirnside Park Shopping Centre(Vic), Parkmore Shopping Centre(Vic), Carlingford Court(NSW), Rouse Hill Town Centre(NSW), Forestway Shopping Centre(NSW) and Norton Plaza(NSW).

‘The Magic of Growth’ program is a week long event aiming to teach people how to harvest and prepare wholesome food and how to grow sustainable kitchen gardens at home. Various events and educational activities will be held at each of the seven shopping centres, including free cooking workshops, free recipes, community outdoor garden clubs and gardening workshops.

For further information, visit the GPT Group website, www.gpt.com.au

In most cases you can find information about what is happening at each location from the individual Shopping Centre websites.

Individual Shopping Centre Websites

Chirnside Park Shopping Centre – www.chirnsidepark.com.au

Parkmore Shopping Centre – www.parkmoreshopping.com.au

Melbourne Central – www.melbournecentral.com.au

Carlingford Court – www.carlingfordcourt.com.au

Rouse Hill Town Centre – www.rhtc.com.au

Forestway Shopping Centre – www.forestway.com.au

Norton Plaze – www.nortonplaza.com.au

GPT’S MAGIC of GROWTH EVENT SCHEDULE
Chirnside Park Shopping Centre (VIC) www.chirnsidepark.com.au
Wednesday 27 October Spring Time Kids Herb Planting
Workshops
12am – 2pm
Thursday 28 October Scarecrow Making Kids Activity
Classes
11am – 2pm
Friday 29 October Kids Cooking Classes 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Monday 1 November Spring Cooking Shows 11am – 2pm
Wednesday 3 November Spring Cooking Shows 11am – 2pm
Parkmore Shopping Centre (VIC) www.parkmoreshopping.com.au
Tuesday 26 October Spring Time Kids Herb Planting
Workshop
11am – 2pm
Wednesday 27 October Kids Cooking Classes 11am – 2pm
Thursday 28 October Scarecrow Making Kids Activity
Classes
11am – 2pm
Wednesday 3 November Spring Cooking Shows 11am – 2pm
Thursday 4 November Spring Cooking Shows 11am – 2pm
Melbourne Central (VIC) www.melbournecentral.com.au
Tuesday 26 October Spring Time Cooking Class 11am – 2pm
Thursday 28 October Pot Planting Class 11am – 2pm
Friday 29 October Spring Cooking Class 11am – 2pm
Friday 29 October Herb Planting Class 11am – 2pm
Carlingford Court (NSW) www.carlingfordcourt.com.au
Wednesday 27 October Spring Cooking Shows 11am – 2pm
Friday 29 October Spring Cooking Show 11am – 2pm
Saturday 30 October Kids Pizza Making Workshop 11am – 2pm
Tuesday 2 November Kitchen Garden Workshops 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Rouse Hill Town Centre (NSW) www.rhtc.com.au
Wednesday 27 October Cooking Masterclass 11am – 2pm
Thursday 28 October Kids Garden Workshop 11pm – 2pm
Friday 29 October Kids Garden Workshop 11am – 2pm
Friday 29 October Garden Q & A Workshop 10am – 12pm
Saturday 30 October Spring Harvest Market All day
Saturday 30 October Garden Q & A Workshop 11am – 1pm
Saturday 30 October Cooking Masterclass 11am – 2pm
Saturday 30 October Kids Garden Workshop 11am – 2pm
Sunday 31 October Cooking Masterclass 11am – 2pm
Sunday 31 October Garden Q & A Workshop 11am – 1pm
Monday 1 November Cooking Masterclass 11am – 2pm
Monday 1 November Garden Q & A Workshop 10am – 12pm
Tuesday 2 November Cooking Masterclass 11am – 2pm
Wednesday 3 November Cooking Masterclass 11am – 2pm
Thursday 4 November Cooking Masterclass 11am – 2pm
Thursday 4 November Kids Garden Workshop 3pm-6pm
Forestway Shopping Centre (NSW) www.forestway.com.au
Wednesday 27 October Spring Cooking Shows 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 27 October Kids in the Garden Workshops 10am – 2pm
Thursday 28 October Spring Cooking Shows 2pm – 5pm
Thursday 28 October Kids in the Garden Workshops 10am – 2pm
Friday 29 October Spring Cooking Shows 2pm – 5pm
Friday 29 October Kids in the Garden Workshops 10am – 2pm
Saturday 30 October Spring Cooking Shows 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 30 October Kids in the Garden Workshops 10am – 2pm
Sunday 31 October Spring Cooking Shows 1pm – 4pm
Norton Plaza (NSW)_ www.nortonplaza.com.au
Thursday 28 October Spring Cooking Shows 4pm – 8pm
Friday 29 October Spring Cooking Shows 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 30 October Spring Time Garden Kids
Workshop
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Sunday 31 October Spring Time Garden Kids
Workshop
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • irishmike70

    Nice site. How interesting to read about gardening in Aussie! I’ll be back. I provide Daily Garden Tips here and would love your feedback. Thanks!