St Ives – Dave’s Garden

We have been working to make our home and garden sustainable since we moved in 6 years ago.

We have 33,500L of tank capacity dedicated to irrigation, with hundreds of metres of irrigation lines.

There are three large netted garden beds, an orchard, backyard chickens in a fenced run and a compost system. We’ve been steadily bush regenerating the large bush block, and replacing weeds with native species. We have a council-supplied native bee hive, and have started work on a frog pond.

For those keen on seeing energy assets, there is 9kW of solar panels, a home battery, and a hot water heat pump. Along with the hugely improved thermal shell of the home, we are carbon positive.

See you then!

GARDEN TOURS/TALKS
Garden, Irrigation and Renewable Energy Tour every 2 hours – at 9, 11, 1 and 3 each day. 

Sun 22nd Mar –  10 am –  “Self-watering wicking beds workshop presented by WaterUps” (www.waterups.com.au)

Sydney Edible Garden Trail - raised beds
Raised garden beds
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - lush edible garden
Sydney Edible Garden Trail
Sydney Edible Garden Trail
One of Dave’s edible garden beds
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - chicken
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - chickens
Chickens roaming in Dave’s garden
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - solar panels
Solar panels on Dave’s house
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - bananas
Bananas
Sydney Edible Garden Trail - water tanks
Water tanks in Dave’s garden
Sydney Edible Garden Trail