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Garden Visit FREE

Time: March 15, 2014 from 9am to 11:30am
Location: Cannon Hill
Street: TBA to those who RSVP closer to the date
City/Town: Cannon Hill
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Lissa 0414 445 581
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2014

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This months GV will be at Farina and Julian's garden, in Cannon Hill.

Farina's words:

We've been growing food for around 7 years now and just love it :) Our garden has gone through many incarnations! In its latest form, we are trying to draw a little more inspiration from permaculture, really trying to think about how and where the different varieties might grow best, with most rewarding output for least amount of effort put in. That's the general plan anyway...!

Translating this into our average sized suburban garden means that we concentrate on growing plants that grow well in our climate (tropical/subtropical)... that we also like to eat. Okra, bittermelon, pawpaw, cassava, sweet potato, pumpkin, tomatoes and herbs are probably the things that we grow most often (luckily, we've spent a bit of time in the islands so we like most of the foods that grow well!).

Recent additions to our garden include a banana, pawpaw and okra circle and a keyhole garden for tomatoes around our compost pit. We are also working on an aquaculture setup - maybe we can get some tips from those in the know! :) We've also got a few  older established fruit trees (citrus, mango) and some newer ones (mulberry, black sapote, cherry guava, macadamia, pomegranate - probably too many really, just get a bit excited at bunnings..;)

There's plenty of work in progress and I look forward to  showing everyone around when things are better established but hey - there's never a better time than now!

Ground has a gentle slope, with limited shade unfortunately in the mornings, hence the early start. I'll try to get a shade cover up. I think we'll have enough chairs (around 15 available)..

Plenty of on street parking. 


Children are welcome but must be supervised by their parents.

Please bring a small plate of food or drink to share plus any seed, produce etc that you would like to share, swap or sell.

Street address will be provided to those who RSVP closer to the date.

Join the Garden Visit group for information on how to attend or host a GV.

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Comment by Florence on March 14, 2014 at 21:15
I won't be able to go again, sick as a dog with a flu... It's been up n down for 3 weeks already... I blame the germs from childcare.. U people have fun, and I look forward to the pics!
Comment by Nancy Kent on March 14, 2014 at 13:41

OK. Your box will be a cardboard box. I have another one for Lyn Buffet to pick up.

I may not be home after school.


Comment by Farina Murray on March 14, 2014 at 13:37

Thank you Nancy you're lovely!! If you like I could swing by after picking up the boys? Around 3:30 today...

Comment by Farina Murray on March 14, 2014 at 13:31

Great Rolf! I'm sending out the address now - would definitely be good to chat :)

Comment by Nancy Kent on March 14, 2014 at 13:31

Hi Farina,

I am unable to attend tomorrow. Market day. I will pop in on my way home if at all possible. Did you want a tray of plants for people who attend. Rolf Kuelsen is on our Committee and may be able to collect some swapable plants to take along. Heirloom Tomotoes, Sweet Basil, Chia and oregano. These four are available for swap.

Comment by Rolf Kuelsen on March 14, 2014 at 12:16

Hi Farina,

I live in Cannon Hill so it would be fantastic to connect. cheers Rolf

Comment by Lissa on March 12, 2014 at 4:41

Fernanda- will bring the Cassava along for you. It seems to have taken already in it's pot. Amazing stuff.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 11, 2014 at 23:08

I think we've all worked out by now that the fun of the visit has nought to do with the impressiveness of the garden - which, in my view, is FANTASTIC! Missed the last one, so I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. 

Comment by Farina Murray on March 11, 2014 at 22:37

Address sent thank you Lissa :) Thank goodness for the rain! We're looking forward to the visit - always a lovely chance to catch up with fellow garden lovers. Hopefully garden doesn't disappoint - it's in stage 1!

Comment by Lissa on March 11, 2014 at 6:28

Don't forget to send out the address will you :)

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