Whether you’re after some advice on where to best locate your veggie patch, integrated Permaculture design or assistance with a local food project we can help.  Backyard Harvest has worked with Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardens,  Local Government food projects, Social Enterprises and even florists.

Andrew headshotAndrew Lucas is the driving force of Backyard Harvest; the brains and the brawn.

Andrew has extensive experience in sustainability and permaculture. He has completed a Permaculture Design Certificate in Bendigo (2006) and studied Sustainability at Ballarat University. Andrew has performed roles such as Biodynamic Orchard and Market Garden manager, eco living community development worker,  Environment Officer and Project Officer for Surf Coast Shire Council sustainability projects.  Additionally he worked as a Kitchen Garden Specialist for Surfside Primary School in Ocean Grove as part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

You can hear Andrew on Geelong’s BayFM 93.9 as the resident edible garden guru where he has a regular chat about all things garden and edible. Catch him every second Friday afternoon on The Catch Up and every second Wednesday morning with The Morning Crew. Visit our Media page to hear previous segments.

You can also find him on 94.7 The Pulse – Geelong’s Premier Community Radio Station, where he sometimes on Saturday mornings cohosts Dig It!

From advice on how to get more out of your personal home veggie patch to large scale council / commercial projects, a good plan never goes astray. Consultancy is $75 per hour. A full colour permaculture design and detailed report for a standard sized house block starts at $500.


Andrew and Costa

Hanging out at the Backyard Harvest ‘Garden Bed’ with the half-man, half-hedge aka Costa!


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Jamie’s Ministry of Food Vintage Herb Boxes


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Pop Up Veggie Patches –  Tastes of Central Geelong 2013