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
Please bring along a plate of food to share. There will also be a secret santa/raffle table. This has become a bit of a Christmas tradition. Everyone who brings along a gift to contribute to this table will go home with something new for themselves. Please don't wrap the gifts, as people choose from the table what they want. In previous years people have brought along unusual plants, cookbooks, tools, really anything you think a fellow gardener may be interested in. Hope to see you there.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 are growing lots of different types of veggies.....sprouts, broccoli, pumpkins, strawberries, cabbage, tomatoes, peanuts, yams, garlic, melons, gourd and more.David will give a talk (with video presentation) about exactly he set up the…See More
Bernie and Gina will be taking us for a wandering walk through their culinary and medicinal herb garden. They will be identifying the herbs they grow, and sharing information about the herbs and how they can be used in daily life.https://selfhelpretreat.com.au/Allow plenty of time to make the drive as it is over an hour from my place (in Tanah Merah). Also take the Nerang way to Springbrook as I don't know if the…See More
You will know if you have seen Lyn's place before, that it is really impressive and worth seeing. Amazingly it seems to get better every year, so it is worth coming even if you have seen it before. Here is what she has to say about it:I love my garden so much. I love the food I harvest and feed to my family and give to my friends. I love that I can create something of value for little or no money. I love that my garden and my produce inspires other people to grow themselves. I love that my…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
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.