This International Permaculture Day, member Margaret Mossakowska kindly re-opened her garden to the Crop Swap community. This large suburban food garden features eleven raised vegetable beds (seven of which are self-watering), large composting bays and worm farms, a chicken forest, native stingless bees, insectary gardens and a habitat pond.
Members also saw a wide variety of edible and medicinal herbs, annual vegetables grown using crop rotation systems, 30 fruit trees planted along water-holding swales together with perennial vegetables; a banana circle and native plant habitats.
At the end of out swap renowned cultural practitioner, educator and speaker Diego Bonetto also ran a wild foraging walks which was very popular.
Items swapped on the day included:
Homegrown popping corn
Dragon fruit cuttings
Organic steel cut oats
Chilli chocolate brownies
Hairy winter melons
Lots of Sydney adapted seeds
Homemade hair oil