The Food Forest

Open Day - Permaculture 'Walk and Talk'


Open Days take place on one Sunday in Spring and one in Autumn.

This event will be run according to the SA GOV Covid-19 guidelines.

We have two identical 'Walk & Talk' sessions - a morning and an afternoon session.

Sales of trees (figs, pomegranates & vines), wine & pistachio nuts will be available at the conclusion of the tour.

Morning Permaculture Walk & Talk: 10am-1pm sharp

Please arrive at 9.45am for registration, as this is a sequential, guided program that starts at 10am.

The tour will start with a brief introduction to Permaculture, the design system for sustainable living. We will then take you on a walk inspecting revegetation & aquifer recharge work along the Gawler River, the numerous vegetable gardens (incl small scale wicking beds) and poultry.

We will have a look at the passive solar, 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, geese and sheep add to the diversity amongst the production orchards.

We will show you and discuss the growing of many of our fruit and nut species such as figs, pomegranates, pears, carobs, pistachios and grapes, and explain the benefits of the integration of chickens, geese and sheep in the orchards.


Afternoon Permaculture Walk & Talk: 2pm-5pm sharp

Tour details: As for the morning session (see above)

Please arrive at 1.45pm for registration, as this is a sequential guided program, starting at 2pm.