Great Lakes Food Trail Edible Garden Tour

Great Lakes Food Trail Edible Garden Tour

Garden to Table Permaculture will ‘open their doors’ to the public on October Long Weekend to celebrate the ‘Great Lakes Food Trail’. The trail will showcase local ethical producers. On this tour people will learn about what can be done at home to live a more sustainable life and grow some of your own food.  You will see the productive edible gardens and the outside of the rammed earth home.

Where: Charlotte Bay, Pacific Palms, just 3 hrs drive north of Sydney

When: Sunday 1st October

3 Session Times:

10am – 11.30am

12.30pm – 2pm

2.30pm – 4pm

Nestled amongst a Eucalyptus forest on 8 acres, owners Megan and Justin Cooke are combining their skills of teaching Permaculture and Natural Earth Building to create a Permaculture oasis. “Eating & growing organic food, where possible, is a great way to avoid a nasty concoction of chemicals that you can’t see or taste in your food” says Megan Cooke.

One acre of land was cleared to build the home and gardens. The property features a eight year old food forest planted on swales, dripping with delicious sub tropical fruits including bananas, guava, feijoa, fig, mango, citrus and stawberries. No dig gardens and a chop and drop mulching system have improved the soil on this rocky ridge where there is now a productive ecosystem. Happy chickens freerange in a fox proof chook house reusing an old caravan. Starting with zone 0 the house has been developed over the last 10 years with design features of rammed earth, light earth and mud brick, solar passive home including an on site grey water treatment system, solar panels and even home grown bench tops!

The tour includes:

The Food Forest
The Kitchen Garden Wicking Bed
The Chook Pen – a retrofitted caravan
The outside of our Rammed Earth Home
The Reed Bed – our grey water treatment system
Questions and answers
Gifts showcasing gardening & local products for sale

There will be 3 sessions on the day and bookings are essential as  places are limited.

Cost: Adults $20 per person (16yr +) Cost includes tour of the property

Children $5 (4yr – 15yr) Children will get to feed the chickens

Session 1 – 10.00am – 11.30pm

10.00 – Registrations for existing ticket holders

10.30 – 11.30 – Tour of the Permaculture garden & outside of the Rammed Earth House with Megan Cooke, Permaculture Teacher & Morning Tea

Trio of Organic Dips

Lime Hommus, Thai pumpkin dip & Paw Paw Dip with Charlotte Bay Seed Crackers & raw vegetables & social catch up with like minded people on the tour.  Browse our quality garden products for sale.

 

Session 2 – 12.30pm – 2.00pm

12.30 – 1.00pm – Registrations for existing ticket holders

1.00pm – 2.00pm – Tour of the Permaculture garden & outside of the Rammed Earth House with Megan Cooke, Permaculture Teacher & Afternoon tea

Trio of Organic Dips

Lime Hommus, Thai pumpkin dip & Paw Paw Dip with Charlotte Bay Seed Crackers & raw vegetables.

Social catch up with like minded people on the tour.  Browse our quality garden products for sale.

 

Session 3 – 2.30pm – 4pm

2.30pm – 3.00pm – Registrations for existing ticket holders

3.00pm – 4.00pm – Tour of the Permaculture garden & outside of the Rammed Earth House with Megan Cooke, Permaculture Teacher & Afternoon tea

Trio of Organic Dips

Lime Hommus, Thai pumpkin dip & Paw Paw Dip with Charlotte Bay Seed Crackers & raw vegetables

Social catch up with like minded people on the tour & browse our quality garden products for sale.

All tickets must be purchased through www.gardentotable.com.au website prior to the day.

*Part of the proceeds from our business is donated to Hardwell & his family, Megan visited in Malawi Africa, to help them become self sufficient using Permaculture Principles.

 

 

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