Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden
Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden
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Commenced:
01/02/2007
Submitted:
27/05/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Ashwood College, Vannam Drive, Ashwood, Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Phone:
0414 58 88 21
Website:
http://www.ashwood.vic.edu.au/permaculture-food-garden.html
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden

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Urban, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The purpose of this garden is to grow gardeners! Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden is a communal community garden based in the grounds of a secondary school where parents, students and other community volunteers work and learn together to grow food.

Project Description

Some basic statistics: This is a 2,370 square metre garden,where we have implemented much of Linda Woodrow's mandala garden ideas, adapted to our circumstances. 55 heirloom fruit trees have been planted, our new pergola shelters us from the worst of the weather and we're looking forward to finishing our cob pizza oven!

We are part of Ashwood College, which means that there are no membership fees. You simply turn up on Saturday mornings (10am till noon) or Wednesday mornings (9am onwards) in order to participate. We're reaching the stage where we have something to harvest every time we come to the garden!

Chickens form an integral part of the design, however a fox attack has put a temporary stop to that. We will address that soon with more secure pens for the chickens. In the meantime we have to weed and fertilise the garden beds ourselves, which we do with horse manure, Organic Extra and garden made compost.

A major focus of the garden is education. We aim to help future proof the community by food gardening education in practical and hands-on ways.

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Food Gardening Step-by-Step

8 x 2 hour sessions on a weekly basis will provide you with the basic skills to get your garden growing, whether that is your backyard, your balcony or your community garden plot.

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International Permaculture Day at the Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden

A neat introduction to this fantastic community garden, which is open to all.

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

A 2 hour workshop to help you learn what and how to snip your tree into shape for the summer!

Posted over 7 years ago (0 comments)

Asian Vegie Growing Workshop

Seila Heirk, famous from PermaBlitzes and Earthbag workshops, will run this on 24 September at the Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden

Posted about 8 years ago (0 comments)

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday 25 June 2011 from 2pm till 4pm at the Ashwood College Permaculture Food Garden. Bookings essential!

Posted about 8 years ago (0 comments)
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