June Garden Visit - Ironbark Grange

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June Garden Visit - Ironbark Grange

Time: June 17, 2012 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Tamborine (part the way up the mountain)
Street: 162 Murray Grey Dr,
City/Town: Tamborine QLD 4270
Website or Map: http://www.ironbarkgrange.com…
Event Type: garden, visit
Organized By: Logan Food Gardeners
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2012

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Event Description

Our June Garden vist will be at Peter & Ann van Velzen's place that they call Ironbark Grange. www.ironbarkgrange.com.au/

In addition to our normal garden tour and afternoon tea Green Dean, will be giving us a short talk on food sovereignty and the importance of growing your own food.

Ironbark Grange is a family owned private property that has been developed using sustainable and energy efficient principles. The family has the view that we should tread softly on this earth and to this end, Ironbark Grange has been constructed in a manner that is sensitive to the environment and maximises the use of resources.

The design of the property as far as possible has been along permaculture principles. Rainwater collection, composting waste disposal, integration of animals and gardens, pest management and use of chemicals has been undertaken in an environmentally sensitive way. 

The land has been planted with as wide a variety of fruit, nut and edible plants as we can manage, including bush tucker. Apart from meat, (we are not vegetarians) most of our fresh food intake will be harvested from the property. 

Please bring along things to share: excess produce, seeds, seedlings, plant material, and something to eat for afternoon tea.

There will also be a donation box if you would like to contribute a few $ towards the cost of operating and promoting Logan Food Gardeners.  For example the promotional seed packets, stalls, posters for displays, fliers etc.

Kids and partners are welcome.

Please RSVP to this event to indicate your attendance.

We look forward to seeing you on the 17th at 2pm

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Comment by Denise Owen on June 19, 2012 at 14:37

Ray and I also had a great day on Sunday, the weather was perfect. In the morning we saw two gymkhana's going on in the district. We passed by the dragon fruit farm and visited some acreage land and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ironbark Grange in the afternoon. Peter was very informative as was Green Dean. 

Comment by Brent on June 18, 2012 at 18:29

What a fantastic day.. I got to Mount Tamborine mid-morning and visited the botanical gardens, checked out some nurseries, sampled some local produce and topped the day off with the Ironbark Grange garden visit. The turnout was really impressive and it was nice putting some faces to names. Looking forward to the next one! :)

Comment by Lyn Buffett on June 18, 2012 at 13:10

Congratulations Gina :)  

Comment by Gina on June 18, 2012 at 6:25
Oh wow! Thanks! I think my mums hat blew off, I'll send her to the workshop. :)
Comment by Lyn Buffett on June 17, 2012 at 18:58

We had an absolutely fantastic garden visit today!  Thank you so much for all who attended and made it such a successful day.  Peter was a wonderful host, whose knowledge and passion for sustainability was truly inspirational.  Thank you so much Peter and Ann for having us and to Samantha for helping out.  

Green Dean talked to us about our right to grow food and that even if we can only grow one thing, that is one thing we don't need to buy from somewhere else.  I also loved his story about the man whose hat blew off.  I wonder if your hat blew off today?

We had over 60 people attend today with plenty on offer on the give-away table and the afternoon tea table.

A special thank you to Graham and Janine for bringing the mugs...good thinking guys.

Congratulations to Gina Carmady who won the free Introduction to Permaculture and Urban Farming workshop at Green Dean's on 1 July. 

Comment by Lyn Buffett on June 17, 2012 at 10:19

The weather is great.  See you there.

Comment by Lyn Buffett on June 17, 2012 at 10:15

Good thinking Graham.  Bring them along then we can use them if we need them.  Thanks

2o1u6xdxnvupd Comment by 2o1u6xdxnvupd on June 17, 2012 at 9:04

Lyn, just wondering if you'd like us to bring some cups / mugs for afternoon tea. I don't know what the set-up is for visits to non-member's venues regarding this, so am offering to bring re-usables rather than have us possibly throwing away styrofoam, etc. We will have some loose leaf lettuce to swap.  

Looking forward to seeing you and the group there.

Comment by Gina on June 16, 2012 at 17:10
Hi! I'm bringing some loofah and turmeric roots to share.
Comment by Lyn Buffett on June 16, 2012 at 14:37

Afternoon tea that is...sorry

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