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  • Event date:
    05/05/2024 at 10:00 am
  • Event end:
    05/05/2024 at 4:00 pm

Moss House is a 14 years old large suburban food garden located on a steep slope. It was designed with the primary goal to provide the family with food, medicinal and fibre-producing plants. The garden was filmed for the ‘Gardening Australia‘ show in 2016 (featured also in 2021 and 2022 as a backdrop to Costa’s exploits!).

In its design it features rainwater storing trenches (‘swales’), twelve raised vegetable beds (eight of which are self-watering wicking beds), large composting bays and worm farms, soon a small flock of hens enjoying a ‘chicken forest’, two beehives of native stingless bees, insectary gardens, a habitat pond and more. It serves as an educational facility for community groups and for the last ten years has been opened to the public a couple of times each year.

The garden contains edible and medicinal herbs, a wide variety of annual vegetables grown using a crop rotation system, around 30 fruit trees planted along water-holding swales together with perennial vegetables; a composting pit/banana circle and native plant habitats. The produce is either eaten fresh or preserved in various ways for storage; pickles, chutneys, dried herbs, tinctures and fermented foods fill the pantry.

Very important parts of the Moss House garden design are rainwater storage and garden waste management. Together with soil growing, and food and medicine production they increase the household’s self-sufficiency and sustainability.

There will be a Permaculture Sydney North stall onsite for all your permaculture-related questions. 

Day events:

  • 10 am – garden opens
  • 10:30 am – guided garden tour
  • 12 pm – guided garden tour
  • 1:30 pm – guided garden tour
  • 3:00 pm – guided garden tour
  • 4 pm – garden closes

Watch ABC Gardening Australia’s tour of the garden: