Guided Tour of Lena's Courtyard Garden
Lena is in the fourth year of creating a permaculture inspired garden in her 40m2 courtyard in Thornbury.
Three years on this 45 m2 court yard garden is a thriving oasis of food producing plants, bee, insect and bird attracting flowers, as well as, providing greenery and colour to feast the eyes.
Lena will give a short summary of gardening in this small space to date, and the principles that guide her approach. For the second half of the visit Lena and a co-gardener neighbour will take visitors on a tour of the larger precinct and speak about the sustainability initiatives being rolled out. The intention is to inspire residents in other multi-unit developments to take a look at their own environs and feel more confident to initiate projects.
The Backyard Harvest Festival is opening home food gardens for tours and workshops get you inspired to grow your own fresh healthy food. This includes include sessions on keeping backyard chooks and quails, organic pest and disease management, composting, aquaponics, and fruit tree pruning techniques – as well as guided tours of some of Darebin’s most abundant private food gardens and community gardens.