St. Ives – Karen & David’s Garden

The vegetable garden includes numerous wicking beds and three large in-ground beds. Our chickens are rotated through these three beds to clean up pests and fertilise the soil; they have access to one bed each season.

Numerous fruit trees, many dwarf in pots or espaliered along walls to save space. Strawberry wall garden and blueberry collection. Herb vertical wall garden. Composting system, receiving additional scraps from other local households through the ‘Sharewaste’ community app. 

Native bees. 10 000 L rainwater tank and drip irrigation system. Large rain-garden ‘creek bed’ to manage storm water, planted with native species. Habitat pond for frogs and native fish.