Monday, May 20, 2013

City Farm in East Perth

I was really taken by this place. I have been to community gardens before, even had a plot in one in Canberra many years ago. But this was vibrant and alive. We entered through the gardens, greeted by beautiful mosaics.

Viv and I wandered through the gardens and looked at the beds growing all sorts of produce in varying stages of growth.

Citrus trees had their trunks painted with Lime as a pesticide I presume.

nice shady places to sit and contemplate

Murals and graffiti was on the walls of the buildings. Looked good!

The train rushed past while we were there. Gives you an idea of the lower value of land and why it was given over to a City Farm Community Garden space.

ooh! I thought, chooks! But they were all roosters. Really lovely birds they were too.

Here is Viv at the Aquaponics area

The fish in here

grow bed with expanded clay balls as growing media

An old pallet used as a planter

A strange looking rooster, This poor chap was very ugly. A silky bantam rooster with no feathers on his head, only purple black skin. I believe the Chinese really like these black skinned chickens. Very good for ladies problems!

I found this place really great. It had gardens for those who wish to garden. It had an area for those with disabilities to come and pot on and get into some gardening. It had a cafe full of local business people all busy discussing high flying business. There were more buildings and areas for functions and all sorts. It was vibrant and full of potential being realised. A great place to visit.

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