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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Willoughby – Wendy & Alasdair’s streetside garden

Wendy and Alasdair’s streetside garden shows what can be done with a small space. Next to the footpath, Pepinos and Midyim-berries offer nibble-food for neighbourhood children. Also, in spring, Pineapple Sage flowers are a sweet treat (remember sucking a drop of nectar out of the honeysuckle flowers?) In autumn, the ice-cream bean trees are covered[…]