Tina converted her typical suburban backyard lawn into a vegetable garden by hand. When she wanted to do more, Permablitz Melbourne helped her find a permaculture designer, Terry Roberts, to create an urban food forest wonderland.
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Fuchsia’s advice for those starting out is to start small and work in stages. It takes a lot of work and time to establish a garden but it should take less maintenance over time.
This beautiful and productive food forest was established in the early 1990’s by local residents and is now managed by volunteers from Moreland Community Gardening. We’ve held working bees and perma-parties here before (2017, 2014 and 2013) and they’re always a very productive riot.
In this suburban pocket of Brunswick West you can see the Permablitz catchphrase “eating the suburb—one backyard at a time” in action. There are three front yards in a row, all full of flourishing green edibles.
Sheh-Mae has a yard full of edible, medicinal, native and interesting plants, and learned so much about growing and nurturing them, as welll as attracting beneficial insects.
Brett & Mel’s garden has evolved into a sensory delight since their blitz two years ago, with fruit, berries, ground covers and chickens complementing each other to create a truly wonderful garden space
We learned about planting, composting and pruning, made new friends and even grew a greater understanding in what is involved in establishing a food forest!
Noura and Barry are a young couple in a new suburban house on about 1300 m2, with a sloping backyard with a bit of couch and oxalis, and an old shed but not much else. A blank canvas ready for some serious plantings!
The West Brunswick Food Forest blitz was lots of fun for people of all ages – and everyone was keen to learn new skills, make new friends and care for the community food forest.
On a day that had forecast heavy rains, the sun shined over Jeremy and Bianca’s home in Hampton Park, ready for a day of transformative action!