Lyn is living the dream (well her dream anyway): family, friends and a productive 1/2 acre block. Come and see for yourself what 20 years of pottering around in a backyard can do. From its humble beginnings in 2000 the property has been transformed into an abundant food garden teaming with life. The original soil was hard, rocky and dry. Every year has seen the soil grow richer and the plants grow better. In the last few years she has increased the quantity of compost used and the amount of…See More
Higgledy-Piggledy Farm is an urban farm on a 1/4 acre block in Eight Mile Plains. Growing food for themselves and sharing the abundance with others.Rell, Viv and Oscar live by the principles of permaculture, which are care for the earth, care for others and fair share.They are trying to live sensitively and sustainably on their little farm and do not use harmful sprays on the produce or the animals.Please wear non-slip supportive shoes and bring along: • food for yourself only for morning tea •…See More
David and Catherine live on a beautiful 2.5 acres in Sheldon. Their land is mostly compacted clay, so they have had to find alternative methods to grow their veggies. They have used techniques such as hugelkultur, raised wicking beds and layered beds.They tend to stick to fairly basic vegetables that either they or their chooks will enjoy eating.Catherine has a collection of unusual fruit trees in pots, ready to move up on top of a mountain when they retire!Sorry, no dogs allowed. Our chooks…See More
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
Spurtopia Homestead is aiming to be self-sufficient using Permaculture design for food production, close to water sufficiency and nearly waste free and showcase their home for people to come and be inspired. They have extensive vegetable garden, beehives, free range chickens and worm farms. Applying a clever design, Roman’s ideas, inventions and engineering, including using readily available materials, make the place outstanding with continuous improvements. They passionately like to share…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
Im currently changing my backyard from grass to a produtive,organic,sustainable vegie/herb/fruit tree garden.Im a horticulturist,landscaper working doing garden maintenance,very interested in permaculture.