I felt inspired to get planting after attending My Smart Garden workshops. Now my family can eat fresh chemical and pesticide free food. Gotta love that!
Sun Feb 18 2018 10:00 AM - Altona Meadows Primary School (enter via Orville St)
Ko and Ali with their new wicking beds, built by participants at our South Kingsville Permablitz. Wicking beds have a water reservoir underneath the bed that keeps the soil moist. They take the guess work (and the hard work!) out of watering in summer as the plants will only take what they need. 💦🌱🍅🥕🥒🌽🌶🍓💧
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Yes you can grow avocados in Melbourne! They need good drainage, rich and moist soil, protection from hot afternoon sun (bark gets sunburnt!), and a pollinating partner. We planted this one at our South Kingsville Permablitz and mulched it with printings from a tree that was removed on the day. 🥑🥑🥑
#avocado #growyourown #gardeningaustralia #mysmartgarden #pollination #hass #urbanpermaculture #urbanagriculture #avocados
Check out this fantastic pond made by participants in our South Kingsville Permablitz! It collects runoff from a paved area and will be naturally filtered and kept mosquito-free by the plants and water bugs we've introduced! Special attention was paid to creating lots of different ecological niches - a bog, mid depth shelf and deeper zone - so that many plants and animals will be able to call this pond home.
#mysmartgarden #pond #waterbug #habitat #biodiversity #hobsonsbay #rainwaterharvesting #permablitz
Proud of the final product 😀
Busy kids for buzzing bees
Bee hotel ready to be occupied
Great way to recycle kids clothes!
Getting ready to make some bee hotels at our children's week event
Thanks everyone for your time and hard work! The kids at the kinder will be enjoying their freshly planted garden beds and produce.