Edible garden – Daylesford
Growing your own food makes for rich culture; it is rewarding, invigorating and full of new experiences. Each year seed sowing is an exercise in hope. You never know if the seeds will sprout, but you hope they will and provide attentive care in the form of watering and temperature regulation to ‘foster’ the potential for growth. In spring you wonder how many flowering buds will appear on your fruit trees and how much fruit will be produced; in autumn after pruning, you ply the tree with lots of compost and do so again in spring.
There is immense joy in growing. Growing. You feel the growing in you.
Many have discovered the pleasure of growing and daily practice the rituals of watering, preparing compost, moistening their worm farms: stillness and observation.
I park my bike at Jo and Toni’s house. When I moved to Daylesford I hoped to find a friendly local who would let me do this. I wanted to be able to ride into town, but from the edge of town not from our property, as it would require 10 km of steep long hills along a highway of fast cars.
And on meeting this gorgeous couple, a bike parking home appeared, one cloaked in a marvelous permaculture garden!