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:
Perennial leek seedlings
Scoby starters for brewing Kombucha (complete with beautifully printed and laminated instruction sheets)
Dill seed heads full of seeds for eating or planting
Peppers from San Sebastián
Herb bunches – rosemary in spades, basil, sage, mint & thyme
Fresh Chamomile flowers
Edible flowers – nasturtium, heartsease, marigold & radicchio
Sunflower heads full of seeds for eating or planting
A copy of the Little Veggie Patch Co book