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Published July 31st 2012
What used to be Arkinda Nursery in the heart of Murwillumbah, has now been taken over by Greg and Vanessa, an energetic couple who are dedicated to producing food in the most natural and healthy way possible. Food growing that is great for the environment and for the future of humanity itself.
Mixing their highly fertile biodynamic soil by hand on site and meticulously depositing each tiny organic or heirloom seed into its place in the punnets, they are instrumental in the creation of hundreds of healthy seedlings, ready for you to take home and place in your garden or a pot or two on your balcony.
Entering the nursery from the busy street feels like you have walked into an abundant and exciting backyard, complete with a range of chickens wandering freely amongst the beds. Pea plants climb up rustic trellises, all sorts of green, curly and flourishing leafy vegetables fill all manner of containers, while other colourful varieties grow from the most interesting container of all, hay bales.
Hay bale gardening is a favourite of Vanessa's and is a great solution for people who are put off gardening due to the digging factor or having to deal with bad soil. Vanessa can show you how you can have something fresh to pick for your meal just by purchasing a few hay bales and depositing the seedlings into their folds.
You will find things to grow to eat that you may have never heard of and a range of citrus trees are also available. Greg and Vanessa have lots of knowledge about soil improvement based on the biodynamic solutions they create, and they can also help with natural pest control.
So if you need some inspiration to help you get back into your garden, visit Farmer's Choice Organics which is open Monday - Saturday and walk away with the knowledge and potential for a prolific, organic garden in your own backyard or balcony.
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