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 Mar 04 2018 10:30 AM - Avondale Heights Community Garden
Sun Mar 04 2018 11:15 AM - Avondale Heights Community Garden
Sun Mar 04 2018 12:30 PM - Avondale Heights Community Garden
Smart Gardeners are all set to manage summer surplus! A few snaps from our weekend Preserving Your Harvest workshop where we learned to bottle fruit, make ketchup, zucchini pickles and berry jam. Check out the notes on our website if you missed it! Thanks to Altona Meadows Primary School for hosting us and Maria for sharing so much wisdom! .
#preserving #bottling #tomatoes #zucchini #permacultureprinciples #catchandstoreenergy #garden #mysmartgarden #gardeningaustralia
This was a caterpillar’s job. Best way to get rid of it? Find it and squash it.
Have flowers in your garden to attract predators who will assist you with taking care of pests.
Sharing and swapping excess produce, seeds and plants. Don’t forget to bring yours to our next workshop.
Learning all about keeping pests at bay the organic way at the beautiful Avondale Heights Community Garden. Very timely as the wet weather provides the perfect conditions for all sorts of pests and diseases.
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. 💦🌱🍅🥕🥒🌽🌶🍓💧
#wickingbed #water #summer #garden #vegetablegarden #mygarden #homegrown #organic #mysmartgarden #waterefficientgardening #permablitz
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 😀