Ivan and Sandra have lived at their 11 acre property for 46 years, spending 20 of those years commercially growing Protea flowers and Kangaroo Paw Flowers on 4 acres. Formerly they also grew 120 types of medicinal herbs, which were regularly sold at markets. Half of their land is natural bushland.
After the garden tour, Ivan will do a demonstration on grafting while we enjoy a bite to eat and a cuppa. Please bring your chair, mug and share plate.
There is so much to look at with a productive veggie garden currently including masses of broadbeans, a greenhouse for tomatoes made from recycled materials, an herb and asparagus raised bed area made from cutting a water tank in 3 parts, where Sandra has grown the asparagus from seed.
Several food trees are on the property including but not limited to Pomello, Mulberry Shartoot, Tamarillo, Cumquat, Blackbean, Grumichana, Acerola Cherry original sour variety, and a Grapefruit which produced 400 fruit last season!
Ivan and Sandra make their own compost using static piles which take about 12 months to breakdown. The result is a beautiful dirt suitable for growing their veggies.
There are native locals who live in the trees and native bees in commandeered hives too!
There is also a shade house and misting tent which Ivan and Sandra use to produce the cuttings and grafts of their stock.
Bore water is used on the property and there is an underground irrigation system which can be set automatically.
Currently there is a 3 month trial underway of a new reed bed system from the septic tank.
There are 2 open dams and a bath with water plants in it on the property. Duncan the dog also lives there, but he will be confined to the front yard area for the duration of our visit. There is some uneven ground but access around the garden is very good.
Parking is to be on site following the signs and there is plenty of room.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD.
When you join us in Logan Reserve, please bring:
- a plate of food to share, for a bite to eat as late morning tea or early lunch;
- your own folding chair and a mug;
- your give-away table contributions: labelled seeds, seedlings, plant material, garden related goods: biochar, composting worms, excess produce etc;
- an umbrella if it is raining HOPEFULLY (or hat to keep the sun off).
Your contribution of between $3 and $5 per person helps Logan Food Gardeners Inc to cover its costs.
Partners and children are welcome, but please do not bring dogs or other pets to events, except where prior approval has been given by the events committee.
Please note this is a 3 hour visit. See you there J
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