More than 40,000 tulip bulbs will be purchased from Pepergrine Farm 40 Thunder Street North Bendigo at the annual Tulip Show at the Great Bendigo City on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
Chris Mitchell, manager of Bendigo Grand Park and open space manager, was forced to cancel Tulip Dig, a popular concert’s garden’s concert venue this year due to the Covenant-19 restrictions.
“Although we have to cancel the tulip drill, the city is pleased to be able to sell the bulbs to the general public in partnership with Pepper Green Farm,” Mr Mitchell said.
“Pepper Green Farm is a subsidiary of Access Australia Group, a social enterprise that specializes in cleaning tulip bulbs and selling bags to the public.
“As the city looks forward to holding its annual tulip excavation in 2022 in the Concert Gardens, it is great to work with Pepper Green Farm to get people to buy this amazing display bulbs this year.”
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to support PepperGreen Farm and thank you for collaborating with us this year to make the bulbs more accessible to the community.”
Pepper Green Farm offers more than 100 skills development, training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in a variety of fields including micro-business, horticulture, retail, tourism, hospitality and innovation. They are a non-profit organization, with no shareholders, which means that any profits will be returned to the community through innovative programs.
PepperGreen Farm is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Tulip bulbs will go on sale at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 with a limit of 10 bags per person. There are no pre-orders.