Madly hand weeding, watering, mulching (2 truckloads of mulch!), pruning and tidying this very large garden. The raspberries are looking amazing. The winter crops are finishing and I have summer seedlings waiting. The new wicking bed and propagating system are cranking and I now have a sink to wash veg at the back door on the deck. Here are the details of the open garden:
Saturday and Sunday 10 & 11 November from 10am to 4pm
103 Thompson Crescent, Research, Victoria
$10 per person (children under 18 free)
Sprawling outer suburban garden with many fruit trees, chicken system, enclosed veggie garden, interesting examples of permaculture practice including water and energy systems. Large deck and outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. Tours on the hour, free tea/coffee/herbal or soft drink and a home-made treat, as well as a free plant or packet of seeds to take home. Children welcome but no dogs, please.
Funds raised will support two causes - Headspace which supports the mental health of young people, and Permaculture Australia which works on behalf of permaculture people, enterprises and organisations, their ideas and their work all over Australia.