Flemington Food Forest Community Garden

The Flemington Food Forest is not just for the eyes and stomach as community is what feeds the soul. Located in the Farnham St Reserve adjacent to the Flemington Neighbourhood Learning Centre the idea was hatched at a Food Swap and came to life with hard working, helping hands at a Permablitz.

Over time the garden has evolved; desire lines carved and encouraged, some plants thriving and taking the place of weaklings that wilted away and slowly creeping outwards with each donation. Signs have been created transforming the space into an outdoor classroom for primary school students, ESL classes and toddlers with their guardians in hand. It’s exciting to watch it grow and we are always looking for donations of time and money to anyone who wants to be part of it!

    Key features

  • Food Forest consisting of primarily deciduous fruit trees. Trees underplanted with a mixture of hardy herbs and other edible plants.
  • Drought tolerant indigenous plants and bush tucker zone
  • Nitrogen fixing inter planting of acacia and tagasaste
  • Climbing plants and espalier fruit trees to cover fence.
  • Mulch path – woodchips free from council, used to mulch fruit trees after a year
  • Educational fliptop signs with a language of symbols to create layered levels of understanding for all ages and English competency.
  • Drip irrigation system and access via hose to water tanks

The Desert Echo Permablitz at the Farnham St Food Forest Community Garden


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