Friday, March 14, 2014

Impressive and inspiring edible garden Gunyah is open this weekend (Pascoe Vale)

If you have time this weekend it's well worth visiting Gunyah, Karen Sutherland's residential edible garden in Pascoe Vale.

It boasts 200 or more edible and useful plants in an ornamental setting, including nature strip plantings, rooftop bees, aquaponics, chickens, shitake mushrooms...

Karen will give free talks at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day on produce gardening in dry climate, native herbs, bush foods and perennial vegetables.

Plants include South American edible species and Australian bush foods, Lemon Myrtle, Native Pepper, Saltbushes, Quandongs and the amazing 'Fragola' (Strawberry) grape - this year I have both the red and white fruiting types for sale. It smells and tastes like strawberries, is not available commercially and is super hardy, even fruiting in shade.

There'll be lots of unusual produce plants for sale for fellow plant collectors as well as honey and honeycomb from the rooftop bees, and some shitake logs, & some other gardening goodies.

Organic teas and coffee, Karen's Mum's lemon drink and home made goodies made with honey and Lemon Myrtle from the garden are for sale to keep you sustained.

Hope to see you there!

Where •  22 LOCHINVAR ST. PASCOE VALE SOUTH
Parking •  PARK IN ADJOINING STREET
When •  SATURDAY 15 & SUNDAY 16 MARCH
OPEN • 10am-4:30pm
ENTRY • $7 (U/18 FREE)
INFO • opengarden.org.au or http://www.edibleedendesign.com/

Also ope this weekend:

  • Pixbell Terrace - 100 Helen St. Northcote
  • Iron House Garden - 189 Brunswick Rd. Brunswick
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