The Food Forest

Open Day - Permaculture 'Walk and Talk'


Date: September 25, 2022.

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Bookings will open soon.

We will have two identical 'Walk & Talk' sessions.

  • Morning session : 10am-1pm
  • Afternoon session: 2-5pm
  • Please note that no tickets will be available at the gate
  • There is no refund available for this event but your booking can be tranferred to another person
  • To comply with our COVID safe plan, bookings are essential even for children (free under the age of 14)
  • No pets

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

Permaculture Walk & Talk

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.