Greenest yards in the burbs open to public
OVER the past eight years, Goshen and Katrina Watts have transformed their typical suburban backyard into a highly productive garden oasis.
With largely reclaimed materials, the permaculture experts have created an area full of purpose in Belmont.
There’s a food forest, series of connected ponds, anti-aviary, permeable paved pathways, a rocket stove, wisteria covered pergola and an outdoor deck.
Food scraps collected from local cafes are used to feed their chickens, and supplement their multiple com- posting systems.
People will be able to get a closer look at the permaculture garden at an open day tomorrow.
It is one of 13 progressive properties across the city that will be open for Geelong Sustainable House Day.
The annual event, which is organised by Geelong Sustainability for the council, is into its 10th year.
Other sites to be showcased include builder-designer Sally Wills’ compact build, with her new 57sqm tiny home in Norlane highlighting affordable seven-star construction. For more information visit: geelongsustainability.org.au/shd
GREEN THUMBS: Goshen Watts, Goshen's son Asher, Cr Sarah Mansfield, and Vicki Perrett of Geelong Sustainability prepare for Sustainable House Day tomorrow.