The Food Forest

Autumn Open Day


Unfortunately due to the current situation with COVID19, we have cancelled our Open Day on April 19 and will reassess the situation in spring.

  • Time: 2pm sharp - 5pm. No need to book.
    Please arrive at 2pm as this is a sequential tour.
  • Cost: $10 adults, children free. Tea, coffee available. No pets.
  • Tastings and sales of trees and organic produce will also be available.

food forest speaks

Hear about our Open Days
in Radio Adelaide's interview
with Graham Brookman.

Permaculture Walk & Talk

See permaculture design in action, a house that is alive & productive, gardens that are outrageously fertile, a farm that runs organically and has a workforce of geese, chooks and mini-sheep. Feel straw from the wheat crops that transforms into mulch for vegie gardens and straw bales that become brilliantly-insulated, passive-solar buildings with natural forms and finishes.

This will be an afternoon to remember - learning about permaculture design, drought-hardy orchards, organic gardening, compost making, wine making, water management, creating habitat, saving rivers and more.

The tour will start with a brief introduction to Permaculture. We will then take you on a walk inspecting revegetation & aquifer recharge work along the Gawler River, vegetable gardens and poultry. We will have a look at the energy efficient buildings, solar hot water and photovoltaic systems, rainwater catchment, composting toilet and reedbed systems. We then move on to the sanctuary where native vegetation adds to the diversity amongst the production orchards.

We will explain the growing of many of our fruit and nut species such as figs, apples, pears, carobs, pistachios, and grapes.

Click here for directions and maps.