We are very pleased to confirm that Tino Carnevale from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia will be our 2022 Festival Champion. We love Tino’s enthusiasm for all things garlic and tomato-related and are sure you will too! You will have plenty of opportunities to hear from Tino as he delivers two workshops and participates in our special Q&A Panel session.


Our Festival Chef will be Thomas Pirker, Head Chef at Peppers Silo Hotel in Launceston. Thomas works closely with farmers and artisans to source local, seasonal ingredients with respect for the whole food journey. He enjoys creating community connections and exploring creative approaches to cooking.


Rees Campbell, aka the Feisty Tasmanian, has recently re-written her best-selling book Eat Wild Tasmanian which celebrates our 150 plus edible native Tasmanian plants and demystifies some of the more popular urban myths around our own bush food. Rees will be delivering a workshop and a cooking demonstration at this year’s Festival.


Florian Bonenfant and Momo (Maurice) from Seed Freaks will be delivering two workshops incorporating soil health and seed saving.We are very excited to have Seed Freaks in our programme given their commitment to growing organically using methods that sequester soil carbon and foster soil life.


And not forgetting our Festival hosts Annette and Nevil Reed from Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes, who will once again conduct their famous farm tours and deliver a workshop.

Finally, this year we are pleased to announce that we will have not one but two local musical acts to entertain you and your family: singer-songwriter Amy Pegg and duo Toast Garden.

NB. Our full Festival Programme including workshop details and timing will be available on this page in early February. In the meantime, you can check out the programmes for previous years:

2021 Programme
2020 Programme