Moss House Open Garden – Permaculture Sydney North Event

May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017

10:00 am To 4:00 pm

14 Burmah Road, Denistone, New South Wales, Australia

Gold coin donation


Event Description

Visit award-winning productive permaculture garden

Come for an opportunity to visit an award-winning food garden which featured in ABC Gardening Australia show. The garden belongs to the Living Skills Co-ordinator of Permaculture Sydney North and was designed with the primary goal to provide the owners with food and medicinal plants. Visitors will get to see a large suburban food garden with features such as eleven raised vegetable beds (seven of which are self-watering), food forest, large composting bays and worm farms, a chicken forest, native stingless bees beehives, insectary gardens, a habitat pond and more. The garden contains edible and medicinal plants, a wide variety of annual vegetables grown using crop rotation system, 30+ fruit trees planted along water-holding swales together with perennials; a banana circle and native plant habitats. The produce is either eaten fresh or preserved in various ways for storage and pickles, chutneys, dried herbs and fermented foods fill the house pantry.

Talks and garden tours

The day will be packed with interesting activities, including mini-workshops and talks (see the list below), permaculture information stall, display of products made from the produce grown in the garden, plant sale and a Crop Swap table. Guided and self-guided tours throughout the garden will answer any technical questions visitors may have about urban food growing and permaculture. So come here, talk to experienced gardeners from Permaculture Sydney North who will be available at the permaculture stall; swap your garden produce at the Crop Swap Sydney table; listen to a talk on native bees and taste wild honey; go for a wild food foraging walk with Diego Bonetto (bookings essential); buy seedlings and cuttings of useful plants. Or you could just leisurely stroll through the garden, enjoy life music performed by flutist Jessica Xu, take photos and have a cuppa.


  • 10:00 am – GARDEN OPENS
  • 10:00-11:00 – Crop Swap Sydney 
  • 10:30-11:00 – guided garden tour
  • 11:00-12:30 – wild food foraging walk with Diego Bonetto (click here to book)
  • 11:30-12:00 – wild fermenting talk 
  • 12:00-2:00 – native stingless bees talk and wild honey tasting by Dan Smailes from Sydney Native Bees 
  • 12:30-1:00 – guided garden tour 
  • 1:00-2:30 – wild food foraging walk with Diego Bonetto (click here to book)
  • 2:30-3:00 – guided garden tour 
  • 3:30-4:00 – guided garden tour
  • 4:00 pm – GARDEN CLOSES

Want to have a peek at the garden?

Visit the ABC Gardening Australia website to view the video… View video  


Permaculture Sydney North


About the Organisers

Permaculture Sydney North is a non-profit group based in Sydney, Australia. Our members have a huge range of skills in self reliance, permaculture design, teaching and community development - and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Contact Information

How to book

No bookings needed except for the Wild Weed Foraging Tour with Diego Bonetto — bookings:

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