Hon. James Merlino, Deputy Premier with the assistance of Craig Bray, Parks Victoria District Manager - planting the first tree in the Food Forest at EPIC's opening Day on May 1, 2016
The EPIC garden will incorporate an edible food forest, children's garden, vegetable garden, propagation areas, and other food growth and recreational areas. This garden will provide opportunities for education and encourage participants to utilise the skills and knowledge in a practical manner in their own environment. Using permaculture principles there will be a strong emphasis on the natural environment and alternative technologies.
The food forest began with the planting of a lime and lemon tree at the official opening of the EPIC Garden on May 1, 2016. Further trees have been planted since then with the assistance of a grant from Permaculture Australia.