Petersham Outreach - Wilkins Green - Growing a Community


Using principles of permaculture, the students planned a vegetable garden on the highest point and sunniest patch.

For the first six months there was no water on site and the students carted water containers from the pre-school? water tank, which is situated about 300m away from the site. It was an interesting exercise in valuing water, and once a shed and tank were installed on site, teaching the principle of water appreciation became more difficult.

  • Composting
  • Companion planting
  • No-dig garden beds
  • Domestic sustainability