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Edge of Nowhere Foundation (EON) introduced its EON edible garden concept in 2007. The first EON edible garden was created at the Djarindjin/Lombadina Catholic School in the Kimberley in Western Australia, and the success of that 2008 pilot project has led to the introduction of EON edible gardens in seven other communities.
The EON edible gardens program provides access to affordable fruit and vegetables in remote communities and is a way to promote the importance of a nutritious diet in a happy and healthy life.
EON has employed well-known horticulturist, Sabrina Hahn, to help develop the edible gardens in consultation with the community schools and leaders. The edible gardens include fruit and vegetables as well as bush tucker and medicine plants and provide multiple benefits including:
The EON edible gardens program is a component of the EON thriving communities program which also includes:
Abstract adapted from Edge of Nowhere Foundation