Pocket City Farms Swap – Jan 14, 2017

Last weekend we kicked off 2017 with a steamy summers swap at Pocket City Farms at Camperdown Commons.  We swapped in the Pavillion, overlooking the farm that was bursting with tomatoes and were happy to chat to lots of newcomers who dropped by to check it out (rest assured none left with empty hands).  The seed library was suitably rummaged, and there was a huge variety of produce, plants and information exchanged.

For those who haven’t yet had the chance to visit this inner city inspiration, it’
s situated in the grounds of the former bowling greens which have now been transformed into a 1200m2 market garden. These are accompanied by 180m2 of community food forest, a chicken coop, native bees, a greenhouse and a community composting program. The vegetable and herb crops, grown using organic and ecological methods, regularly make their way onto plates at on site restaurant, Acre, and into the homes of the local community via the farm stall. There really is no better venue or inspiration than this working ecological urban farm.

Thanks to member Oliver for this great timelapse that captures the activity at one of our tables on the day.

Some of the items on offer:
Arrowroot plants
Lemongrass plants
Perennial leek seedlings
Scoby starters for brewing Kombucha (complete with beautifully printed and laminated instruction sheets)
Strawberry plants
Habanero Chillies
Dill seed heads full of seeds for eating or planting
Peppers from San Sebastián
Herb bunches – rosemary in spades, basil, sage, mint & thyme
Mixed lettuce
Fresh Chamomile flowers
Jam melon
Edible flowers – nasturtium, heartsease, marigold & radicchio
Sunflower heads full of seeds for eating or planting
A copy of the Little Veggie Patch Co book
Dried chillies
Amaranth plants
Sweet potato

Want to join us at our next swap?  See here for details or join the group to swap anytime.

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