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May Garden Insights

16 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Garden Insights Visit + Share Table

The 1/4 Acre Farm

Sunday 16 May 2021  –  2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

63 Kate Street, Harlaxton, 4350

Many thanks to Matthew for inviting us to explore this garden.

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Bookings are Essential

This is a COVID-safe event and we’re permitted to have a maximum of 30 people at a private home. It’s essential that you book so that we have contact details and know how many will be attending.

We will offer a wait list, so if you book and are then unable to attend, please let us know immediately so we can offer your place to someone else.

What We’ll Do

We’ll start at 2.00 pm with a welcome and introduction.  We like to visit a range of different gardens, each as unique as the gardener who lives there.  It’s wonderful to see the diverse garden styles, approaches and plants that can be grown in our bio-region.  So this month Matthew will show us this 1/4 acre garden at his rental property at Harlaxton.

What We’ll See

A few words from Matthew

Our house which we have named the 1/4 acre farm is exactly that. We are situated on the western side of Mount Lofty in a rental property and have been here since October 2018. This property is also used for our family daycare. There are many different evolving parts to our property including 8 raised garden beds, the beginning of our food forest, mushroom patches, chicken run, fruit trees, 4 different methods of composting and much more.

I wouldn’t call myself an experienced gardener although I been doing it for 14 years. I had my first vege patch in Spain and then Allora, another in Buderim and now I’m on my second patch in Toowoomba. So have worked up a bit of experience on different soils and climates. I have a very holistic view to the way I garden now. I believe in living harmoniously with the garden and not constantly fighting against it. You will see many herbaceous plants that were blown in by wind that I am very grateful for. We are big believers in sustainability and defending our environment. We make most things ourselves including Sourdough with our 10 year old starter, we preserve, dry and ferment amongst other thing. We live on a wholefoods plant based diet. We have 3 daughters who are a huge motivation for us to live the way we do. We are excited to share and learn, from and with, everyone who can make it to garden visit.

The Story Behind this Garden


Everyone is welcome but bookings are essential to ensure we don’t exceed 50 people attending and so we have your details if contact tracing is required.  Our aim is to keep everyone safe.


  • Financial Members of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. – Free
  • First-time Visitors to a Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. Event – Free
  • Non-Members – $10 per person
  • Children attending with parents – Free

Light Afternoon Tea

A light afternoon tea will be served (with Gluten Free and Vegan options). 

Parking and Access

Parking is available on the street.

Please consider car pooling if possible.

This garden has access for wheel chairs, walking frames and strollers as needed.

Everyone is welcome including children with close parent supervision for their safety.


Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent family member.  If you pay now (renew your membership or join as a new member) your annual membership will be valid for all of 2021.  See our website for more information.

Membership forms will be available at this event for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download.


During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re taking careful steps to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe.  This includes:

  • Maximum of 30 people at this event.  Bookings are essential.
  • Surfaces will be sanitised regularly.
  • Physical distancing will be maintained.
  • Please don’t attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell, self-isolating because you are at risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19, or you’ve recently been overseas or in a hot spot area.

Please help us to manage the risks and keep everyone healthy and well.

We hope we see you there!

Share Table

Do you have surplus?

We encourage you to bring your surplus produce, plants, seeds, books, craft supplies and resources to share with others at our monthly Connect and Learn evenings.

Some ideas of what you could bring include – fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey, milk, jams, pickles, preserves, jars, ferments, starters, SCOBYs, seeds, plants, seedlings, cuttings, tubers, pots, tools, gardening magazines, permaculture books, recipes, patterns, manure, coffee grounds, compost additives, worms, meal worms, wool, fabric, craft supplies, soap, natural cleaning products, plastic alternatives, produce bags – the list is extensive.

Please bring whatever you can and then take home whatever you need within our culture of generosity and free sharing.


16 May
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.


Matthew’s Garden
63 Kate Street
Harlaxton, Queensland 4350 Australia
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