The Polyculture team that includes Scott Robinson and Haidee Robinson, will help you create a comprehensive plan for your property.
Beneficial outcomes of a managed property plan can include:
-   Healthy self sustaining landscape
-   Sustainable low maintenance food production
-   Water supply security
-   Reduced fire risk  
-   Increased wildlife habitat and refuge
-   Increased soil fertility
-   Holistically managed live stock

 

Suburban Landscapes

For a resilient garden, we recommend native species to your region. With the right mix, they can offer year round colour, diversity in leaf texture, size and flowers. Native species will out live many of the exotic and hybrid plants. For true resilient natives, contact your local landcare group to source plants. Young plants not pot bound will have more vigorous growth when planted out in mulched healthy soil. 

Polyculture can also advise on how to include edible gardens onto your property which will add colour and diversity keeping the local ecology healthy and your family well nourished.

This shows how to create access through an unused and unsightly area

Stone steps 

Including some "foodscaping" into your garden adds colour and diversity which keeps that local environment healthy, thanks to the beneficial insects it attracts. Our experience has shown that integrated landscapes remain more pest resistant which means less or no chemical use required. Including an organic landscape design into a holistic approach will benefit your health and your property.

Growing your own food can save up to $2,000 per person per year!

A mix of bean vines, trees, herbs and flowers

Beans & Flowers

Home grown fresh nutrient dense food will benefit your wallet, your taste buds, your body, your mind and your environment. Talk to your neighbours about sharing and or trading each others produce. 

Surround yourself with a salad garden

BBQ Courtyard

Using access space can beautify and feed you

Backyard steps 

If you plant where you walk everyday, it makes maintenance and harvesting easy, and the colours are fantastic!

Silverbeet and flowers

How can you grow your own food and keep it easy to manage and maintain?

Polyculture is about integrating people with nature by growing your own food in a natural living ecosystem. How we assemble all the elements to reduce energy requirements is what makes it easy for you.

We can show you how to do your own:

no dig gardens

metal raised bed               timber raised beds

  metal raised beds & terraced timber beds

 

We recommend garden beds which are made from salvaged timber that has been felled but isn’t suitable for mainstream timber industries. The timbers we use represent a significant carbon sink while preserved in our products and their removal from regenerated forests allows regrowth with great capacity to absorb carbon dioxide and an opportunity to flourish.

 

food forests - orchard design + implementation

food forest informal             formal food forest

 informal food forest     -         formal food forest

Orchards are an integral part of a vertically layered food forest that can sustain itself for millennia. From ground cover herbs under berry bushes all the way up to mature nut trees, fruit trees & large canopy cover trees that can sustain a balanced supply of fruit & veg for all inhabitants.

 

One option is Food Forests which gives you a collective mix of productive plants stacked in one space. Another important area when developing your property is orchard planning. Use the link to learn a little more before you start planting fruit tress.

Please Contact us any time for a no obligation talk about how we can help you, improve your property.

This image shows an on site first draft property plan sketch Sample design

Below are Master Plan graphic examples. Step by step instructions are detailed for each property and not included here.

This design was created for a village in NSW of 300 people to secure all their nutrient needs on site.

Sample designs

This design was created for a school of 400 students to service the school tuckshop.

Sample designs

 A suburban design for a family of 6 wanting more shade, and home grown food.

Sample designs

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Testimonial
""Thank you so much. We could not believe that an area so lifeless of growth could become so green, beautiful and feed us! Fantastic"

- R & L Clark Glenview Qld -