How to grow ed­i­ble gar­dens

Unique tour set to of­fer some­thing for ev­ery­one

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE -

THERE is a grow­ing trend on the Sun­shine Coast of peo­ple in­ter­ested in grow­ing their own ed­i­ble gar­den, seek­ing knowl­edge in holis­tic farm­ing and per­ma­cul­ture.

For the first time ever, the Chang­ing Habits Farm, a 60 acre prop­erty in the beau­ti­ful Sun­shine Coast hin­ter­land will be open to the pub­lic on Satur­day 7th Oc­to­ber, 9am to 1.30pm

Go ‘be­hind the scenes’ dur­ing the farm tour and learn the prin­ci­ples of holis­tic farm­ing that you can scale up or down no mat­ter how big your back­yard is.

This is per­fect for the ex­pe­ri­enced farmer, hobby gar­dener and peo­ple in­ter­ested in per­ma­cul­ture, holis­tic land man­age­ment and/or sus­tain­able liv­ing,

“I created this farm to ed­u­cate peo­ple, grow food for my fam­ily and the lo­cal community,” said Cyndi O’Meara, founder of Chang­ing Habits and Chang­ing Habits Farm.

At­ten­dees will also have to op­por­tu­nity to meet Scott Robin­son, con­sult­ing poly­cul­ture spe­cial­ist, and learn the method­ol­ogy be­hind mixed plant­ing of na­tive and ex­otic fruit trees, the im­por­tance of cor­rect com­post­ing, an­i­mal and plant in­te­gra­tion.

Take in the flow­ers and fruit trees, learn how we man­age our sea­sonal gar­dens and see how our cows and chick­ens re­plen­ish the nu­tri­ents of the soil in our pad­docks, while stay­ing healthy nat­u­rally.

You will also un­der­stand why di­ver­sity is the key to re­gen­er­a­tive food pro­duc­tion. De­tails When: Satur­day 7th Oc­to­ber, 9am to 1.30pm Where: 314 Reesville Road, Reesville (Maleny) Price: $37.00 Book­ing De­tails: https://chang­ing­ au/event/chang­ing-habits­farm-open-day-satur­day-7october/


FARM­ING: The first ever pub­lic be­hind the scenes tour of the Chang­ing Habits Farm.

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