Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14 (APC14)

Ainslie Urban Farm Tour

Open Garden

Ainslie Urban Farm 6 Stephen Street Ainslie

11am to 1pm Friday 20 April. Entry by gold coin donation.

Ainslie Urban Farm is a 1000 square metre block in Ainslie following permaculture principles with 40 + fruit trees, nuts, berries, vegetables, chickens, bees and a greenhouse. The owners grow microgreens for Canberra Restaurants. Customers include the National Arboretum and the 2 hatted Aubergine. The owners did a passive solar house renovation yet the house is still a 1938 Ainslie Cottage of 100square metres.

Fiona has been involved in teaching PDC’s with David Holmgren and Su Dennet in the 1990’s in Hepburn Springs and her husband worked with David on some PC designs. The couple were the first people to legally install a composting toilet and reedbed in a sewered area in Victoria when we lived in Hepburn Springs. Fiona also runs an award winning food garden at Merici College in Braddon. They won the 2012 ACT Sustainable Cities Award.

Bookings are not required, but consideration of the urban area when parking would be appreciated.

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