Sydney Edible Garden Trail - chickens in North Rocks

North Rocks – Penny’s Garden

Penny and James have been gardening here for 7 years. Our suburb name of North Rocks accurately describes our ground, it’s a steep block of sandstone with a thin layer of soil! After a false start building wicking garden beds in the backyard that were destroyed by our liquid amber tree, we built 6 wicking[…]

Willoughby – The Market Garden Park

Garden Market Garden Park is a new community garden in a new housing development called KIAH. Launching this new garden we have some enthusiastic residents who keep an eye on things. We have 4 large beds, part of some have already been gardened by a couple of locals so they retain these spaces. Otherwise it’s[…]

Hornsby Heights – Natalie’s Garden

Our garden is a small, young suburban garden with many raised beds. We back onto bushland so have divided our space by a fence for natural, native plants and edible gardens. When we first moved here, the garden was an ornamental Balinese style, so over 6 years, we have slowly made it more usable by[…]

chooks in the garden

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, a bathtub pond, compost bays, worm farms, rainwater tanks, and chooks. The edible gardening began 5 years ago when she moved into the property which was previously[…]

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[…]