Thursday, April 4, 2019

Perth City Farm..



It's hard to believe that Perth City Farm in East Perth, founded in 1994 was a 'former scrap metal yard and battery recycling facility. This once highly polluted site has been lovingly rehabilitated over many years by volunteers to become a thriving community garden and WA icon for environmental sustainability and community engagement.' City Farm as it is today is testament to the dedication, determination and hard work of the founding members, many of whom came from a background with Men of the Trees.. 


The fruit trees were abundantly in fruit.. the herb nursery delightfully fragrant, it is an amazing space. I'm pretty on top of recycling but have to admit slipping up on a few of the items mentioned below, like bread tags, some make-up products.. on to it now :) Oh and did I mention I had the freshest, tastiest poached eggs for breakfast at the City Farm Cafe, so good! Do you have such reclaimed spaces so close to your city? Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..



23 comments:

  1. Well Planned Out - Peaceful Location

    Cheers

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  2. Looks like a wonderful place!

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  3. Beautiful looking and a great idea. It must have been a daunting job to get all the heavy metals out of the soil.

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  4. ...it's amazing how the sight has been cleaned up.

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  5. It all looks so lush! There are a few areas around here that have been reclaimed after being polluted but not many.

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  6. I can't think of anyplace here that is doing something like this. There is that temporary garden in the heart of town on a plot of land that is in dispute over building permits but, nothing is really grown there. It's just brought in to the site. This looks so green and lush. It's an oasis in the city.

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  7. Hope that the ground is not polluted by its former users.

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  8. What a great project! The garden looks wonderful!

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  9. It's wonderful that people cleaned it up. They must be proud.

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  10. Such spaces are wonderful for communities who don't have access to their own land. Bread tags....hmm....fail.

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  11. These community gardens and produce growing areas help make cities more livable. Good post.

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  12. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. There should be Men of the Trees everywhere, Grace.
    A beautiful (learning) place indeed, I don´t think we have one here.
    Shoot. Forgot to take the batteries! Thanks for the reminder :-)

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  14. An absolutely wonderful idea Grace

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  15. This looks better than before for sure.People can enjoy nature in their city, so nice.

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  16. This place is a community treasure and gives me hope that we can undo come of the damage done to the earth.

    Janis
    GDP

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  17. It's a great spot Grace. I visited many years ago, I should take my visitors there too.

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  18. Oh how I wish my garden looked as good as this.

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  19. Great to see that type of community spirit!!

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