International Permaculture Open Day May 6th at the Community Gardens in Katoomba.
This is an international event and you will find many listings for what is happening in Australia here: http://www.permacultureday.info
We will be running the usual volunteers Sunday session starting at 10am but then move into the Permaculture Day activities which will run till 3pm.
11:00 – 3pm – Permaculture Day at North Katoomba Community Gardens Harold Hodgson Park, Victoria St, Katoomba Entry by $5 donation and includes a yummy soup and sourdough lunch (so we can buy some more fruits nuts and perennials to grow our food forest) There’s not just one but many gardens in Harold Hodgson reserve; an aboriginal garden, perennial flower garden, soup garden, heritage apple walk, the medieval village project, labyrinth and performance space as well as a dedicated childrens’ play area. A protected swamp, creek and bush areas undergoing regeneration all fit together in this ever evolving permaculture design.
11am-12:00 – Seeds and Seedlings Grow your own! Gardeners favorite annual and perennial herbs and vegetables available for a donation, delicious varieties of locally growing open pollinated, heirloom, organic (and Mountain hardy!)
12:00-12:30 – Walking Tour Join our knowledgable landscape team on a special tour and check out our water management design features and catch up with the latest in innovative pilot creekline restoration project.
12:30 – 2pm Soup and Sourdough, made with ingredients fresh from the garden and donated by local producers. Twitter with friends around our Outdoor oven. Free with entry!
12:30 Growing food in unusual containers – You can grow food anywhere, and in all sorts of unusual containers, it can help to know where they’ve been! Bring along a container you’d like to grow in and Sue Girard from Katoomba Street Permaculture will help get you started.
2pm – Walking tour of the Gardens with founding community gardener Supapon Lantay and our very special community gardening team. This tour will be showcasing our well loved cool climate heritage fruit and annual vegetable gardens and introducing our newest plot, the Physic Garden, a health and wealth of medicinal specimen plants. What garden remedies do you use at home?
All day, every day – Pot Swappin’ and Tool Shedding – Bring plant pots for Pot Swappin’ or donate old hand tools to Tool Shedding. The community gardeners put them all to work again and keeps them busy growing more plants. Don’t just throw these valuable items away, give yours a clean and bring them along.
Whether you’re potting up, potting on or just a bit potty… Find out more about the community gardens at http://bluemountainscommunitygardens.org
Also check for our listing on the website here – http://www.permacultureday.info/?event=community-gardens-big-open-day