Thornleigh – Selina’s Garden

Selina’s Garden is on a suburban block of 1/6 acre, it holds over fifteen fruit and nut trees, six garden beds, a banana circle, a food forest fence, compost bays, worm farms, rainwater tanks, and chooks. Selina took charge of the garden when she moved into the property five years ago, when everything was lawn[…]

Willoughby – Market Garden

The market garden on this site was one of 6 gardens located between Eastern Valley Way and Alpha Road from 1880 to 1950.  The garden was originally farmed by a group of Chinese gardeners, who regularly carried vegetables in baskets around local streets to sell to residents. The garden continued until 1949 and was one[…]

Epping – Lucinda’s Garden

YES, YOU CAN grow food in a small urban space AND have your space looking attractive too! Come and see how Lucinda has creatively managed site issues such as shade, small space and strata neighbours thanks to some Permaculture thinking. Lucinda’s garden features: mandala garden herb spiral raised garden beds food forest vertical pipe pot[…]

Carlingford – Cecilia’s Garden

Cecilia’s permaculture garden largely follows the laissez faire method with an ongoing search for crops that: ·       Satisfy household tastes or provide for swaps ·       Do NOT satisfy local wildlife ·       Support beneficial organisms Cecilia enjoys sharing her knowledge and cuttings from her garden which features fruit trees, vines, a banana circle, annual veggies, herbs[…]

Northbridge – Bernadette and Steve’s Garden

Biodynamic farmers often say ‘I grow soil’ – this approach drives Bernadette and Steve from Northbridge who have been avid composters and worm farmers for…..ever. They follow a no-dig gardening approach, even on a concrete slab which means great soil and no heavy digging. In their traditional, established garden, they grow citrus and herbs alongside[…]

Macquarie University Sustainability Garden

Since 2014 Macquarie University Sustainability has been working on creating an onsite sustainable garden that incorporates permaculture gardening design principles. Permaculture is essentially an amalgamation of the words “Permanent Agriculture”. It combines landscape architecture with sustainable agriculture and ecological principles to provide for human needs (food, shelter, fibres, medicines, etc.) in a genuinely regenerative way. Permaculture designs incorporate[…]

Mount Colah – Matt & Katerina’s Garden

Matthew and Katerina began their Mount Colah garden, using permaculture principles, when they moved in at the end of 2017. In such a short time, they have already transformed their garden into a productive edible garden! The front yard has been set up as habitat for native animals, intermingled with bush tucker plants. The side[…]