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The main focus for our blog is to pass on information and tips about growing food using Permaculture methods, to help vegetable garden owners take responsibility for their garden and their own backyards allowing them to supplement their diet with real whole foods grown by themselves in a fully supported and natural way.


Spring into Spring

Spring:

  • Good time to add compost and organic fertiliser to the soil.
  • Homemade compost is the best followed by organic chicken pellets, blood & bone with a bit of potash.
  • Water it all in with liquid worm juice from the worm farm or seasol liquid fertiliser.
  • Liquid fertilisers are mixed with water.
  • Plant spring vegetables, herbs and flowering shrubs.
  • Visit a local community garden for ideas and inspiration.
  • Watch Gardening Australia.

Location - 

Edgeworth David community garden, Hornsby.

The Edgeworth David community garden is a work in progress. The garden is evolving with fruit trees, vegetable gardens, a swale ( a drain that slows down rain runoff ), compost bins, worm farms, tool shed and a place where people can come to together to grow food.

These pictures are of Volunteers from Catholic care centre for people with a disability working in the garden. The volunteers work each Thursday for a few hours. Recent projects involved planting potatoes and  late season winter vegetables. Each week the team waters the vegie gardens, add food to composts and collect food harvest from the garden.
 
Some of the tasks the volunteers are working on over the last two weeks
  • started another compost bin,
  • fertilised all the fruit trees,
  • planted seedlings of leeks, carrots, and spring onions
"We’re thoroughly enjoying our work in the community garden.  Jim is a great mentor and an absolute legend!" 
Volunteers preparing garden beds for planting

Volunteers Watering the plants Volunteers caring for the new plants

 


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