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May Garden Insights

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

Garden Insights + Share Table

Garden Insights: Ruth’s Garden, Granny’s Place

Sunday 5 May 2024

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

9 Kann Street, Goombungee, Q 4354


This event is organised by Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.

Bookings are Essential

Bookings are essential so that we have contact details and know how many will be attending.  Book Here


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 gardeners who live there. It’s wonderful to see the diverse garden styles, approaches, and plants that can be grown in our bioregion.

So this month Ruth Carson will take us on a tour of her new 1 acre garden that she’s creating solo at Goombungee.


What We’ll See

  • A one acre house block in town.
  • Rose & native garden out the front.
  • Flower, natives & raised vegetable garden out the back.
  • Along with chickens, ducks & quails.
  • Native bees, meal worms, composting worms.
  • Plus numerous forms of composting waste produces.
  • Lots of birds, insects.
  • Maybe the blue tongue lizards will show their faces!

Then out on the back half acre

  • Beginnings of very young ‘food forest’ organic orchard.
  • Swales.
  • Mostly no dig gardening except for first 30 holes for fruit trees.
  • Use of edible flowering plants/ herbs in guilds to support fruit trees.


The Story Behind the Garden

A few words from Ruth:

  • I’m creating this garden rolling solo.
  • I’ve always loved the garden; it’s my happy place.
  • I moved into this property in February 2022.
  • I have lots of plans and dreams for my place.
  • It’s still very early stages.
  • “Young at heart…slightly older in other parts” – that’s me & my garden!


Ruth's Garden




Afternoon Tea (provided)

A light afternoon tea will be provided (including Gluten Free and Vegan options).


What to Bring

  • Water Bottle
  • Sun protection
  • Clothes and footwear suitable for outdoor weather conditions
  • Donations of surplus produce for the Share Table


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 events.

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, mealworms, 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


If traveling from Toowoomba, drive through town, past school, next street on left & last house on right side at end of Kann Road Street.



Parking is limited so consider car pooling.

Please angle into front fence up on foot path, or drive into circular driveway.



Gardens are mostly accessible for strollers, walking frames & wheelchairs, although some areas are rough due to cracking / movement of black soil & swales.

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

We hope we see you there!



  • 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 an Adult – Free (but please book so we know the total numbers)



Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is due by 31 December each year. It’s only $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent adult living in the same home.

If you join now, membership is valid for until the end of 2024.

Members can attend all events and workshops during the year at no cost. You can pay your membership at checkout when you book to attend this event.

Please complete a Membership form which will be available at the event for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download at http://www.permaculturetoowoomba.com.au/membership/




Blue banded bee


Fruit tree


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


Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.


Ruth’s Garden
9 Kann Street,
Goombungee, Q 4354 Australia
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