Thursday, March 22, 2012
Heritage herbs and vegetables grow intertwined
To see a garden that is truly flourishing is a rare delight. The vegetable garden at Churchill Island is one of these. Heritage herbs and vegetables grow intertwined, protected from the prevailing wind and nourished by the rich volcanic soil of the island.
Although Churchill Island is far from tropical (it's in a cool temperate zone), bananas grow, along with other plants that are more typical of Queensland. It seems this protected nook has created its own micro-climate.
Staff from the Phillip Island Nature Park, along with an enthusiastic team of volunteers care for the garden and are responsible for its amazing productivity and delightful appearance.