George Street Orchard is in the tenth year of becoming a resilient, diverse and delicious garden. Our aim is to grow many of the foods we like to eat in a way which captures atmospheric carbon, builds soil, increases biodiversity and blurs the distinction between ornamental and utilitarian. To these ends, we emphasise perennial and self-seeding annual plants and mimic and encourage natural patterns.

The garden is structured to accommodate approximately thirty species of fruiting trees, shrubs and vines – some well known and proven in this region, others experimental, but all selected for being viable in, if not perfectly suited to our unique climate. Vegetables, herbs, medicinal plants, chickens and mushrooms are coordinated and shuffled within.

We host tours and workshops to discuss and demonstrate the design and techniques we have found to be successful, hopefully inspiring action for flourishing edible environments in the city and beyond.




2 thoughts on “About

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s