New produce planted in the Urban Orchard
4 May 2011
Perth’s largest and most scenic rooftop community garden was a hive of activity on the first Sunday in May as more than 50 people descended on the Perth Cultural Centre's (PCC) Urban Orchard for the Autumn Harvest and Planting Day.
Some of the new produce planted in amongst the orchard fruit trees included silverbeet, gourmet lettuce, tatsoi, garlic, potatoes, carrots, onions and dwarf broad beans. Green thumbs (or ‘challenged green thumbs’) can learn how to grow this produce by visiting the new What’s Growing page on the PCC website.
These family-friendly quarterly events invite members of the community to get their hands dirty in the inner-city garden while also picking up horticultural tips and the tricks to harvesting this season’s produce.
The team from City Farm were on hand to help participants clear the garden beds of green waste and prepare them for the new plantings. Celebrity gardener Josh Byrne also gave a planting demonstration before the new season’s produce was planted.
After a morning’s hard work in the garden, participants made the most of the beautiful autumn weather and enjoyed lunch in the surrounds of the Perth Cultural Centre.
The next harvest and planting day will be held in August. More details about the event, and an opportunity to register, will be available from July so make sure you are subscribed to the PCC email list for all the latest.