It’s a community garden with predominantly edibles grown. Many members have their own plots and grow what they would like while we have communal plots to share with everyone. We also have chickens! Who help tend the gardens as well.
ONLY OPEN SAT 10am-4pm The Habitat is a community plant nursery and open (no fences) food garden. We are at 251 Quarry Road, Ryde at the entrance to Santa Rosa Park. We do composting, worm farming and have raised and on-ground garden beds. We also incorporate a sensory garden, a habitat garden and a yarning[…]
We have a Productive Garden which our patients, clients, residents and therapists are encouraged to use for various types of therapy. Our Clinical Horticultural Therapist, Claire Boyle, manages this garden plus provides horticultural therapy there. Claire works with our clients to address their rehabilitation goals on a 1:1 basis or in groups. Clinical Horticultural Therapy[…]
A bit about the garden… I use a few small sections of an otherwise large expanse of lawn. Because my soil is full of old concrete beds and rubbish I mainly use raised beds. I also have 3 hens that free-range around the netted off productive area. I have bananas and a fig and over[…]
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[…]
Margaret Mossakowska has spent her childhood surrounded by ornamental and productive gardens her parents created. Once she acquired her own block of land, she designed a permaculture garden with the primary goal to provide the family with food, medicinal and fibre-producing plants. It was filmed for the ‘Gardening Australia‘ show in 2016 Moss House is[…]