Click through the photos above to experience the valley, the garden and the creek. For a calendar of self sufficiency, see the different images and click for advice on what to plant in each month. For information on the magic of groves, click here, and for more information on our garden, click here. For a selection of gardening books, scroll down or click here.
Some gardening books
A Year in the valley
This is perhaps my best loved book. It's about a year in the valley- the people, the wombats, the peaches and the recipes, from lovely stinky hand lotion from the garden to peaches in champagne....stories and potions that mooch along together. It's written for adults, but older kids enjoy it too.
I love chooks. There's nothing more beautiful than a mob of White Leghorns like sailing ships flying with the wind, comfortable Australorps with their fluffy black knickers dedicatedly sifting through the old tomato bed for insects and tit bits, or a tribe of Rhode Island Reds scratching under the lavender.
How to Guzzle Your Garden
Children will love guzzling their garden! This book wil teach them how to easily and quickly set up a garden and be able to eat thing from it with little financial outlay and not too much work! they will be munching their garden in no time at all. This book will also be terrific for schools and other groups to use in teaching children all about growing edible plants.