Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Mowbray Public School edible garden

Lane Cove North – Mowbray Public School garden

Mowbray Public School hosts a large vegetable garden, bush tucker garden and orchard. These gardens represent many positive years of community connections between students, teachers, parents, council and businesses. The vegetable garden in particular has undergone a transformation in the last few years. Following the school rebuild at the end of 2017, the vegetable garden[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Edible garden growing in Naremburn

Naremburn – Sarah’s edible food forest

When we moved to Naremburn in 2011 I had a blank canvas of grass and concrete only 7 meters wide with which to create a garden full of edibles. I attempt to use permaculture principles in my small space by planting a mini food forest of coffee, bananas, dwarf mulberry, avocado, mango, passionfruit and feijoas.[…]

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - raised beds in the Naremburn community garden

Naremburn Community Garden – Nolan Crescent

The Nolan Crescent garden is a great example of a wicking system built across a slope, so the water flows from the highest bed to the lowest. The garden is open at all times for residents to wander in, pick produce and grow veggies. Situated on the corner of Station Street and Nolan Crescent, Naremburn,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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North Willoughby – Chris’s low maintenance edible garden

A first glance, Chris’s garden in Willoughby looks very conventional, with lawn, patio, trees and borders. But Chris is a bit lazy around the garden, so his interest in growing produce has led to the selection of food trees and shrubs which are productive whilst being low-effort. Chris’s garden includes 4 citrus trees, a macadamia,[…]

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[…]