visiting a permaculture garden

Why volunteer?

Recently we asked one of our volunteers, why she’d put her hand up to help us out? Here’s what she said… I was invited to join the team to provide some admin support at a time when my mobility was compromised so it was an excellent opportunity to become involved. My role has been small[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail

Cheltenham – Giri & Sureni’s Garden (Saturday only, 10am – 4pm)

Ours is a mixed garden which, at this point, includes a few edible trees, greens, vegetables, vines, flowers, cactus, orchids, bromeliads, natives and water plants. The garden was not designed with any specific style in mind. As our love of gardening and confidence grew, we experimented and added new stuff and chopped and changed. There[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Mackie Lane Community Garden

Mosman – Mackie Lane Community Garden (Saturday 9am – 11am; Sunday 2pm – 4pm)

Mackie Lane community garden was started by a group of local enthusiasts in 2008-2009. Both gardens enjoy support from Mosman Council, our 60+ members and the broader community. Ausgrid made land available that was a sub-station which has been sealed. As a result all the beds and pots are above ground making gardening less back-bending![…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Newport Community Garden

Newport Community Garden (Saturday only, 9am to noon)

A not for profit, member based Community Garden in Newport. The garden has been running for about 4 years. There are approximately 30 gardens beds, a native bee hive, compost, worm farms & a green house. Child friendly, composting. We grow organic fruit, herbs and veggies.

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Garden Hub Community Garden

Chatswood – Hub Community Garden (Saturday only, 10am – noon)

The Chatswood Hub Community Garden is located at the back of the buildings at 30-32 Devonshire St Chatswood. We meet every second Saturday from 10am-12pm in winter and 9am-11am in the summer months. It is a relatively small area but we have a lot of different herbs and vegetables growing.

permaculture sydney north

WHAT’S THIS PERMACULTURE WORD I KEEP HEARING ABOUT?

Permaculture Sydney North, one of our sponsors, have donated towards packets of edible seeds to be distributed to the first 40 visitors to each of the gardens on the 2020 trail. Want to know more about Permaculture? Read on from the president of PSN…… There’s a joke that goes “If you ask a dozen permaculture[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Mount Colah garden

Mount Colah – Michael’s Garden

The garden is a work in progress! Since Dec 2018 I have been working on the realisation of my permaculture design which is now nearing completion. I counted that I’ve planted about 130 trees during the process! We are on an uneven block with multiple levels, quite a few steps, and large amounts of rock[…]

pots of edibles

GROWING IN THE ‘BURBS

My home is a penthouse apartment on the fourth storey of a modern apartment block in a northern suburb of Sydney, about 30 kms from the city. The useable area is about 100sqm so somewhat larger than most but 80% is tiled floor and there are a couple of large raised wall garden beds. While[…]