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September Garden Insights
12 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Garden Insights Visit + Share Table
Planning Sophie and Nathan’s New Garden
Sunday 12 September 2021 – 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Lot 589 Leahy Road, Kleinton, Q 4352
Many thanks to Sophie and Nathan for inviting us to explore this property.
Bookings are Essential
This is a COVID-safe event and we’ll ensure physical distancing guidelines are maintained. It’s essential that you book so that we have contact details and know how many will be attending.
If this event is fully booked we’ll 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 Sophie and Nathan will show us this new property at Kleinton.
Following the Connect and Learn evening on Monday 30 August, this will give us an important opportunity to see the property first hand and look at the various design aspects previously discussed.
This will include:
- Considering Sophie and Nathan’s goals and personal needs for their garden
- Analysing the site
- Understanding the climate, sun, shade, rainfall, wind, frost aspect and terrain
- Identifying possible microclimates and permaculture zones
We’ll walk around the property and brainstorm design ideas and useful permaculture design principles.
What to Bring
- Water Bottle
- Closed in Shoes
- Clothes suitable for the outdoor weather conditions
Light Afternoon Tea
A light afternoon tea will be served (with Gluten Free and Vegan options).
Parking and Access
Parking is available onsite.
This garden has some access for wheel chairs, walking frames and strollers if needed.
Please consider car pooling if possible.
Everyone is welcome including children with close parent supervision for their safety.
The property is approximately 22 minutes drive from the Toowoomba CBD (see map below). Drive north along the New England Highway from Toowoomba. At Highfields, turn left into Reis Road and then continue onto Kleinton Road. Turn left into Meringandan Road, right onto Kleinton School Road, and then left into Leahy Road. Lot 589 will have the Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. fabric signs displayed at the entrance.
- 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
Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is due for renewal in December each year. If you join now, membership fees are pro rata (1/2 price for 1/2 year), so it’s now only $20 per person or $15 for a second or subsequent adult living in the same home.
If you join now, membership will be valid right through until the end of 2021 and members can attend all events and workshops during the year at no cost.
Membership forms will be available at the event for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download at http://www.permaculturetoowoomba.com.au/membership/.
There’s also an option to join and pay via checkout for this event.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re taking careful steps to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe. This includes:
- Physical distancing will be maintained.
- Please don’t attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell, self-isolating because they are at risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19, waiting for COVID test results, or you’ve recently been in a hot spot area.
Please help us to manage the risks and keep everyone healthy and well.
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.