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We are working with permaculture principles to experiment with how the pleasure and responsibilities of a common garden play out in a shared space with temporary residents. Watch us grow.
 
We are working with permaculture principles to experiment with how the pleasure and responsibilities of a common garden play out in a shared space with temporary residents. Watch us grow.
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'''Why garden?'''
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* Principles/philosophy
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'''The garden seeds'''...
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* Initial beds - Gilbert Grace collaboration
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* Milkwood/107 Project collab?
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'''The garden grows....'''
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In late 2017 several tonnes of heavy garden beds and soil were shifted to Frontyard over two weekends by a couple of Frontyard Janitors and an intrepid crew of volunteers from Marrickville/Sydney and from as far as Newcastle. In early 2018 members of Frontyard community then participated in a working bee to plant herbs, vegetables and green manure. The future of the two unpopulated garden beds currently resting up against the wall is still under discussion.
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At the end of Jennifer Mae Hamilton's recent Frontyard residency she instigated a planting bee to populate two of the four garden beds gifted to Frontyard by her work-home formerly known as "Earlwood Farm". The beds were earlier installed at the farm by the artist, Gabrielle Di Vietri, and a large team of volunteers, when Di Vietri boycotted the Biennale of Sydney in 2014.
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'''The garden futures....'''
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* Seed harvesting - Ali and Jen Hamilton
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* Entanglements - residents that have collaborated with the garden:
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** Michelle Kelley - SRB residency - library and garden
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** Anna McMahon  -
  
 
====== Connect with the garden ======
 
====== Connect with the garden ======

Revision as of 17:58, 29 June 2018

We are working with permaculture principles to experiment with how the pleasure and responsibilities of a common garden play out in a shared space with temporary residents. Watch us grow.

Why garden?

  • Principles/philosophy

The garden seeds...

  • Initial beds - Gilbert Grace collaboration
  • Milkwood/107 Project collab?

The garden grows....

In late 2017 several tonnes of heavy garden beds and soil were shifted to Frontyard over two weekends by a couple of Frontyard Janitors and an intrepid crew of volunteers from Marrickville/Sydney and from as far as Newcastle. In early 2018 members of Frontyard community then participated in a working bee to plant herbs, vegetables and green manure. The future of the two unpopulated garden beds currently resting up against the wall is still under discussion.

At the end of Jennifer Mae Hamilton's recent Frontyard residency she instigated a planting bee to populate two of the four garden beds gifted to Frontyard by her work-home formerly known as "Earlwood Farm". The beds were earlier installed at the farm by the artist, Gabrielle Di Vietri, and a large team of volunteers, when Di Vietri boycotted the Biennale of Sydney in 2014.

The garden futures....

  • Seed harvesting - Ali and Jen Hamilton
  • Entanglements - residents that have collaborated with the garden:
    • Michelle Kelley - SRB residency - library and garden
    • Anna McMahon -
Connect with the garden

You’ll find happy our garden happy snaps on the frontyardorg on instagram feed or in our garden album on Flickr, which we encourage residents to add to.

If you want to get your hands dirty in good company then check the events calendar for our regular garden working bees. You can also join the #garden channel on our slack space (join here) where we share updates and observations about what's happening in the garden week to week.