Urban Resilient Gardening


Presented by Linda Woodrow, author of the best-selling “The Permaculture Home Garden“, and Peter Lewis, President of Coffs Community Gardens and educator at Barcoo Community Gardens, this hands-on, interactive two hour workshop will show you how to make your food garden summer resilient, with a particular emphasis on using small space urban gardens for maximum production.

Topics explored will include:

  • using permaculture principles to design an urban garden
  • working with your climate, and your range of microclimates
  •  seasonally adapted gardening and eating
  •  taking advantage of light and shade
  •  raising seeds and seedlings
  •  breeding up pest predators
  •  techniques for building fertility and water holding capacity in the soil 
  •  developing ways to avoid gluts and famines in the garden with plant varieties and staggered harvest times
  •  strategically using vertical spaces, trellises, shaded areas and street scapes and public space to expand your available growing areas
  •  developing trading relationships of garden produce and other resources with neighbours, family and friends.


Brought to you by Bellingen Shire Council, Bellingen Shire Learning Alliance and Northbank Community Gardens.

Places are limited so bookings essential. Book via Humanitix:

If your plans change and you can't attend please refund your "ticket" ahead of time so that other people can join us.


  • Sunday, 14 July 2024 | 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM


Northbank Community Gardens, 100 Northbank Rd, Bellingen, 2454, View Map

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