Stuart and Christine’s garden

February 9, 2019 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Private garden (address provided on booking)
Eucalyptus Rd
Eltham VIC 3095
Local Food Connect

Stuart and Christine have developed their 1 acre lot, on a sub-divided former orchard, into a home with a large variety of food producing plants. Starting with a thin layer of poor Eltham soil, they have brought in many soil improvers including minerals, manures, lignite (brown coal), sawdust, charcoal and coffee grounds to create a deep fertile soil for vegetable growing. They use low cost, low maintenance ‘chemical-free’ techniques based on permaculture ideas to get good yields of healthy food, and to maintain soil fertility with a view to minimising future external inputs, for example by growing green manure in winter, recycling waste on-site, and minimising leaching of nutrients by minimising runoff.

Well behaved children under direct parental supervision are welcome free of charge.

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