The new Malak home of Darwin Community Arts begun it's waterwise garden bed on Sunday 3rd August. There were heaps of people helping to dig, plant, water and generally support the beginning of the garden at the new community center. The garden is located at the Malak shopping center. Drop by to check up on the growth of this great little vegetable garden and visit the mob at Darwin Community Arts (DCA). You never know what you might discover down there.
"Malak Community Garden, ... will involve community gardening around Malak Shopping Centre and elsewhere in the neighbourhood."
On Saturday the 31st of May the Jingli Organic garden plot holders got together for their AGM. They are a small but well organized group of gardeners who have turned a small piece of council land into an amazingly productive vegetable garden.
It was a great opportunity to see what can be done with a small parcel of land and a great love for growing. The garden itself is very pretty. The back corner has banana, citrus, sugar cane, pawpaw and some other trees and attracts a lot of native birds. It reminded me a lot of being on the edge of a rice paddy in Bali.
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Geoff from the Permaculture Research institute gives a lovely presentation on a family managed small scale fruit forest in Vietnam.