We want to invite everyone to Ediblescapes’ monthly events.
Finally we have good news and can host gardening events!
Fortunately, it seems that average weather conditions will return during 2023.
Still better, the antisocial pandemic restrictions are now a survivor’s story.
Celebrate International Women’s Day at our Cultural Diversity Women’s Garden.
You can taste some fruits from trees planted on International Women’s Day back in 2019.
To make this reunion memorable, you are invited to bring perennial plants, herbs or flowers to plant around these trees.
At this mixed reality art exhibition visitors will use their mobile phones to see 3D images movies and sound floating over the backdrop of the gardens.
An agroforestry zone for the CPP Horticultural Hub.
Compost in situ – Agroforestry ally cropping.
All In One Urban Circular Economic – Food Security
an Agro-ecological solution.
Re-build human-scale ecological Local Food.
The food of Ngarang-Wal people at Nerang River.
Pluricultural conversation at Moon Garden.
Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance will assess the agroecological status of the Agroforestry zone landscapes at Nerang Country Paradise Parklands.
Ediblescapes proposes to develop a 2000m2 demonstrative Agroforestry Zone. Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. In this case we propose an adaptation of Inga Alley Cropping to urban setting.
Inga Alley Cropping is based on the power of legumes to fix nitrogen from the air, thus fertilising the soil by making nitrogen available to plants. Inga edulis is a legume tree. Inga trees are planted in rows, like hedges with 50cm between each tree, or more open distance if you are planning to combine with productive tree or plant like pineapples. The rows are planted with space of 4m between them. The inga are then pruned, the bigger branches are useful for biochar. The rest is left to rot down to a fertile mulch in the alleys. The crops are planted into this. The crops grow well, are harvested, and the trees regrow. The cycle is repeated year on year.
The system is suitable for our weather conditions as inga edulis need over 1200mm rainwater annually, which is the average of our annual precipitation. Inga will grow on degraded, acid soils, making it ideal for regenerating damaged lands. This inga can also be planted directly planting into immature compost, so we will experiment with a generous mulch layer.
The aim of developing an Agroforestry Zone is to provide an agroecology site where urban, peri-urban, and hinterland food growers from the local community can observe and analyse the applied agroecology practices and principles demonstrated at the site. The project will develop knowledge through horizontal conversations and access to educational programs as well as encourage the
transition to agroecological food production. The project will address food security through direct provision of food grown onsite to the local community; it will support the circular economy through the collection and use of organic waste to grow compost and then donate nitrogen-fixing trees grown on-site to locals.