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The Bates Homestead

Katy and Greg Bates's three-year-old garden is home to bees and chickens. A greenhouse made of recycled doors and recently expanded veggie beds have allowed them to offer a weekly produce box.

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In our food garden

We plant our garden following the moon phases for leaves, fruit, and roots. Any plant we can get to germinate is a success. Carrots have been a nemesis for so long, and we've finally been rewarded with a crop worth eating.

Standout sustainable practices

Katy designed the garden using permaculture principles. Our passive water harvesting system of swales (berms and ditches) recharges the natural water cycle and supports the soil profile essential for growth.
We're letting nature function uninterrupted and chemical-free. We're restoring the soil-mineral cycle with compost and mulch to have healthy living soils and increase biodiversity.

Top tip for novice gardeners

Love your soil, don't treat it like dirt. Plant lots of seeds.

Look out for

The geodesic dome chicken house.

For sale on the day

Most likely seeds and seedlings.

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Kale - healthy and self-seeding.

2728 McDonalds Track, Childers

We'll direct you to a parking spot. Beware of uneven ground.

Coffee, Creative Harvest
Coffee, Creative Harvest
Dogs on a leash, Creative Harvest
Dogs on a leash, Creative Harvest
Bathroom Facilities, Creative Harvest
Bathroom Facilities, Creative Harvest
Picnic Spaces, Creative Harvest
Picnic Spaces, Creative Harvest
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Creatives joining us in the garden
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