LFG EVENT;Garden Visit to Colins place in Logan Central

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LFG EVENT;Garden Visit to Colins place in Logan Central

Time: April 18, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Logan Central
Street: 147 Station Rd
City/Town: Woodridge
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/NViGh
Phone: Lyn 0422 905 876 in important situations only(text better)
Event Type: garden, visit
Organized By: Louise Staunton
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2015

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Event Description

Our April Garden Visit will be at Colin Westwood's place in Logan Central in the afternoon.  

Colin's place is a standard sized suburban house block that is full of interesting and productive food plants and sustainable lifestyle gadgets.  This is how Colin describes his place: 

My garden is designed to be a "Permaculture" style, minimum maintenance, environmentally sustainable, suburban jungle. The idea is to combine nitrogen fixing plants as both canopy and understory plantings with a wide range of perennial fruit and nut trees, shrubs and herbs. A methane bio-digester provides cooking gas and liquid fertilizer for the garden and native stingless bees ensure good pollination and a supply of honey, whilst preserving the species.

Solar hot water and electricity produce free energy as well as a substantial added income.  Rainwater tanks, grey water diversion and composting make it possible to minimize expenses and recycle almost everything that comes onto the property.

Colin has an organic farming background and an extensive knowledge of subtropical fruit trees and alternative technologies, such as bio-digesters and biochar.  

 Please bring:

  • a plate of food to share for afternoon tea
  • your own plate, mug and a chair
  • an umbrella, just in case of rain
  • things to share on the giveaway table: seeds, seedlings or plant material of some kind.

There will be a contribution box at the event.

A contribution of between $3 and $5 per person helps Logan Food Gardeners to cover its costs.

Kids and partners are welcome. Children must stay with you or you must be watching them at all times.

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Comment by Crofter on April 18, 2015 at 20:07
Many thanks Colin, really enjoyed it again. Good to be reminded more natural ways of cleaning too.
Ross, Gill & Adam
Comment by Kim K on April 18, 2015 at 13:04
Bummer we forgot about this and are out for the whole day. We hope you have a great time everyone : )
Comment by Simone Pfuhl on April 18, 2015 at 12:01

Thanks Lyn :)

Comment by Lyn Buffett on April 18, 2015 at 11:59

yes Woodridge

Comment by Simone Pfuhl on April 18, 2015 at 11:11

Hi... looking forward to my visit... there'll be 3 of us, with chairs and banana nut and seed muffins in tow... can someone confirm is this address is actually station road woodridge?

Comment by Julie Ann Ferguson on April 17, 2015 at 14:31

I will be also bringing my husband, Geoff

Comment by Shantal Flay on April 16, 2015 at 10:00

Looking forward to seeing your garden for the first time Colin :-)

Comment by Simone Pfuhl on April 15, 2015 at 12:15

Really looking forward to my first visit :)

Comment by Kim K on April 13, 2015 at 15:21
This is something I've been meaning to do! Hope to make it :)
Comment by Louise Staunton on April 13, 2015 at 9:15
Thanks Kylie for your rsvp. Travel safe

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