We are on an 800 sq metre block and have Indian runner ducks, Pekins, quail and a beehive. There are three veggie areas including large, raised beds and potted fruit trees for shade and to define areas.
Elements of permaculture are evident in the garden including closed systems e.g. veggie waste eaten by the chickens, their poo to the compost, the compost to feed the plants, the plants to feed the chickens. Plant selection is driven by three considerations: human consumption, food for animals and for the bees and other beneficial insects.
Preserving produce is a key feature of the household.