April sees the Garden team helping out at the Permapatch, a community garden located behind the old Uniting Church on the corner of Pacific Highway and Mowbray Road.
Permapatch promotes and practices composting, companion planting, animal husbandary, community, local action and sustainability.
The days priority will be the building of a brick retaining wall to hold back woodchips to stop drains clogging up. Though there will also be plenty of opportunity to seen and learn about the various parts of the garden. Think wicking bed, bees, chickens, fruit trees, Asian herbs and veg, herb spiral, horseshoe beds, no-dig beds, private and general beds, the Permavan with a balcony display garden, sun and shade, and a huge hydroponics system with salad and strawberries, converting to aquaponics.
Lets not forget the new wood-fired pizza oven that will be fired up on the day, so we can enjoy pizza on the day.
Mandy Stubbs, the President of the garden, will be available to to provide a talk about the gardens.
As mentioned lunch will be provided, though we need to bring our own morning and afternoon tea. Don't forget your mug!
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