The Food Forest - Spring Open Day - Permaculture 'Walk and Talk'
- Information Session
- Open Day
To comply with the COVID safe plan, bookings are essential and please note that no tickets will be available at the gate.
There are two identical sessions to choose from:
Morning: 10am - 1pm
Afternoon: 2pm - 5pm
Bookings essential and close Friday 24 September 2021 - there is no refund available for this event.
Sales of tree: figs, pomegranates & vines, wine and Pistachio nuts will be available at the conclusion of the tour.
Permaculture Walk and talk
The tour start with a brief introduction to Permaculture, the design system for sustainable living. We will then take you on a walk inspecting revegetation and aquifer recharge work along the Gawler River, the numerous vegetable gardens (including small scale wicking beds and poultry.
We will have a look at the passive solar, energy recharge efficient buildings, solar hot water and photovoltaic systems, rainwater catchment, composting toilet and reedbed systems. We then move to the sanctuary where native vegetation, geese and sheep add to the diversity amongst the production orchards.
We will show you and discuss the growing of many of our fruit and nut species such as figs, pomegranates, pears, carbos, pistachios and grapes and explain the benefits of the integrations of chickens, geese and sheep in the orchards.