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Deliciously Inspiring Gardens
Deliciously Inspiring Gardens
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Lovely Banks Road, Lovely Banks, Victoria, AU
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Cool Temperate

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Deliciously Inspiring Gardens

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Rural, Residential, Educational

Project Summary

A five acre permaculture property 50 minutes from Melbourne with a range of heritage animals, gardens and farming system. We invite visitors from HelpX and hold information days, events and workshops through out the year.

Project Description

Deliciously Inspiring Gardens started in April 2013. The property's Permaculture Design was created with an amazing group of students doing their PDC with VEG (Very Edible Gardens). Our property was used as a rural design project for their final assessment. The design incorporates the many and complex requirements of our diverse family and we are now heading into our third year of implementing the whole property design. The property's history was one of long term neglect and conventional management involving total property vegetation removal by spraying weed killer. There was no plant life on the ground, no insect life and the top soil had blown away. Using permaculture design, the property is now transforming. The soil has changed colour and is moving with life, vegetation now covers the ground and with each change of season, and using slashing and fertiliser teas, the variety of grasses and herbs is increasing. We hold a Day @ DIG every month which is a morning Permaculture activity followed by a shared lunch. There is also regular workshops and our venue is available for community organisations and individuals to hold events. Some of our property features include; livestock lane systems, poultry orchards, covered food gardens.


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