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Garden Visit FREE

Time: August 16, 2014 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Karla Wally's garden
Street: 10.08.14 address sent to those who RSVP'd
City/Town: Whiteside
Phone: 0414445581 Lissa
Event Type: garden visit free
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2014

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Event Description

We're off to visit Karla (Wally) at her garden in Whiteside (just outside Petrie on the road to Dayboro).

We started work on our three and a half acre property at Whiteside (just past Petrie on the way to Dayboro) 14 years ago.

Over the last 5 years, we have been extending our productive gardens and we try to be as sustainable as possible.  We are ¾ of the way through completion of our chook house (it was a little larger than it looked on paper), and we now have ‘Walter the Wonderful’ with his bevy of 16 hens of various breeds.

We have slowly been adding a range of edible plants such as loquat, avocados, assorted citrus, paw paw,  babaco, coffee, banana, sea grape, moringa, curry tree, fig, guava, panama berry, malay apple, johnstone river apple, sweet leaf tree, pineapples, tamarind, chokoes, dragon fruit, turmeric, ginger, yacon, nashi pear, pecan, tamarind.

We have numerous raised vegie beds.

An aquaponics system is our latest development – housing 100 jade perch and a variety of vegies. Our newly developed soldier fly farm to feed both fish and chickens is also working well.

The house and vegie area is reasonably flat; the terrain leading down to the orchard, chook pen and aquaponics does have a considerable slope to get down, but once you are there it is flat.

We will put a campfire on for smoko and cook up some damper and scones in the coals. Free bush turkey to take home for the kiddies with every visitor.

Address has been sent to those who RSVP 'd. Late attendees welcome - please RSVP to give us accurate numbers. Message Lissa for the address.
Children welcome but must be supervised by their parents.
Please bring a small plate of food / drink to share and any excess produce, seed, plants etc that you want to swap, giveaway or sell.

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Comment by Florence on August 8, 2014 at 10:17

Yes, it's a long way ~ Hopefully we can go ~

Comment by Vanessa Thompson on August 4, 2014 at 21:31

wow a hour drive for me, hopefully im fit n able by than! 

Comment by Lissa on April 5, 2014 at 3:48

Can't claim any kudos -  the site did it! Came out differently on another of the GV listings.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 4, 2014 at 23:03

They look good Lissa.  You need to work out what you did so that you can repeat it!

Comment by Lissa on April 3, 2014 at 4:52

I have no idea why the notes turn up red in their own little boxes :/ Tried many different things but it comes up the same each time. Never mind, no biggie.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 30, 2014 at 17:47

Heh heh … you won't be surprised to know I do not want a bush turkey ;-)

Comment by Lissa on March 30, 2014 at 17:16

I'm absolutely sure you can have one of the pests as well!

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 30, 2014 at 8:22

Oh dang - only the kids get the turkey ;-)

Comment by Lissa on March 30, 2014 at 5:14

A free take-home bush turkey for every child! Karla you're too generous lol. Your property sounds incredible and I can't wait to visit.

Any potatoes growing ;)

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