Sydney Edible Garden Trail - Pennant Hills edible garden

Pennant Hills – Stephanie’s Garden

I had very little interest in gardening until I was steered towards the (now defunct) ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ course at Ryde Horticultural College in 2011. Permaculture is an integrated design system, with distinct ethics and principles. At the first lecture I remember Penny Pyett, the amazing teacher, saying “This course will change your life.” At[…]

Macquarie University Sustainability Garden

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[…]

Middle Cove – Nita’s Garden

Nita started her edible garden three years ago and still considers herself as a novice gardener. She used to describe herself as a plant killer and wouldn’t venture beyond succulents. But since starting her first raised bed and completing an Introduction to Permaculture course in 2015, she’s gaining more confidence in the garden and has[…]