Our garden is on the outskirts of Canberra in Ngunnawal country, and we love to grow tasty food with positive outcomes for people, the local environment and the planet.
My husband builds everything we need and makes the compost and I do the growing.
After many years of planning and saving we moved to this property in 2009. We wanted to live more sustainably and closer to nature, and teaching our kids about growing food was part of that.After many years of working with more mainstream organic techniques, we were becoming disheartened and starting to think it wasn't something we could manage - until around 2019 when I came across Charles’s YouTube channel - and was hooked.
We now not only get most of our own food from the garden but also feed a small group of local families (through vegetable boxes) and contribute to a local farm cooperative.
I've done lots of the No Dig online courses and would love to one day do one in person. I appreciate not only how easy and successful the techniques are, but also Charles’s gentle way of communicating and teaching.
We are now studying the ecology of the soil food web, and it all makes perfect sense with No dig.
If you are interested in our garden our Instagram handle is @home.soil.