Doreen and Jamie purchased a 5 acre property in Jimboomba 3 years ago. They are implementing their permaculture design and aiming to be off grid and more self sufficient. You will see different perennial growing systems. Water harvesting earthworks, a grey water garden and wicking beds. Hot and cold smokers are on display and a life demonstration of the Smokehouse. A home butchering set up can be viewed as well. On the property are several European honey bee hives and native bees. Bloomfield's…See More
... abundance :)That is how it feels at my place, these days. Everything is sufficiently watered; the soil is full of organic matter and brimming with life; and the plants are flourishing. This autumn/winter season has been wonderful for the garden with frequent rain and mild temps. I admit that the summer was awful and so I let the garden go until the weather cooled down. The main thing I have done since last year is to turn my messy piles of prunings into amazingly neat and useful rows of…See More
Green Harvest is a family owned and operated Australian mail order business that has been trading since 1992. It started out simply from their desire to share their passion for organic gardening and permaculture.The Green Harvest Garden Shop and Incredible Edible Garden is 7 km West of Maleny in the beautiful hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. They stock an extensive range of seeds, rare edible plants and tools for the seasoned green thumb or a newly inspired food gardener. For the…See More
We are very lucky to have George Allen, past president of the Subtropical Fruit Club joining us for the afternoon. He will be conducting a fruit tree workshop at Karen & Stephens permaculture garden.Karen and Stephen live on a 1 and 1/4 acre block in Jimboomba. Despite an abundance of fruit trees, they are not enjoying an abundance of fruit and they would like to understand why. They are growing (or not growing!!) Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Mandarins, FingerLimes, Grapes, Passionfruit, Dragon…See More
YOU are in for a treat this month with a visit to Ben and Jana's productive garden in Woodridge. The garden is full of food and brimming with vitality, even in the middle of a heatwave (that's when I saw it).Ben & Jana Meldt are trained Community Health Educators with over 7 years experience sharing their passion for natural health and living.They teach practical workshops on the topics of:'Natural Remedies in the Home','God's Green Farmacy' - using common and wild herbs as food and…See More
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!Join the fun at the LFG Christmas Party!LFG members Joanne Young and Chris Downes are hosting this year’s December Christmas Luncheon on Sunday December 13th at their Logan Reserve property on the Logan River, named ‘Tumbling Downs”.The property is approximately 7 acres, with a large dam and cooling breezes in the afternoon off the river.The property is still a work in progress and Jo and Chris are continuing to develop the property into a sustainable and functional home and…See More
Join in the start of the giant hugel culture garden experiment at planet Buffett (that is my place in Tanah Merah)Come along to the working bee/workshop to help transform some ordinary tree waste into an amazing hugel culture food forest. We will be learning about hugel culture from Doreen Jackman and adding material to the mounds.I have had some trees cut down to let in more sunlight to the bottom of my yard. This has created a large area for planting more food trees and plants –YAY. The…See More
Don't come to the LFG crop swap in Tanah Merah this month if you hate trading and buying the best fresh and local produce, Yummy BBQ Breakfasts and Hot Coffee.The crop swap will be held at Trinette's place in Tanah Merah followed by a relaxed shared breakfast. I will be cooking a few things on the barbie so please feel free to bring along something to cook or a plate to share.(Please note, we don't eat bacon/pork and don't want to cook it on our bbq, no problems if you bring something already…See More
Solving "Irrigation Problem" : I try to save water as it is quite expensive. If I water my garden it dries out in no time in the sun & the plants get very little or nothing. If we mulch the garden & install sprinklers,…"
We have moved from Alexandra Hills, we were member of ROGI in Redlands. My wife, Rosie would like to join too. I am retired Electrical Engineer,& we r old & eager gardners & I have done a Horticulture course in a Tafe College.
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