On the shores of a salt lake, part of a RAMSAR listed wetland lies our Secret Garden. We rent a 10 acre block where we live, grow, make and learn. The climate can be harsh, water is scarce and the soil is very very ordinary but growing things is part of our genetic heritage and the desire to turn the earth is too strong to ignore so we do it anyway.
Our sons learnt to walk by navigating these paths, their immune systems are born from this soil. A place like this provides such a rich opportunity for exploring, inspiring, learning and growing that we cherish every moment we are granted custodianship of this beautiful and challenging little corner of the Earth.We’ve lived here for about 10 years or so and I’ve shared snippets here and there in the pages of Earth Garden and Backyard Farmer magazines, we’ve popped up in Organic Gardener mag and featured on the Ecolosophy blog, even made an appearance in the Cityhippyfarmgirl blog too. Our patch has warranted a blog of it’s very own for a while but… we’ve been too busy gardening.
Earlier this year, our sons developed an addiction to farm machinery and they wanted to own ALL THE THINGS but, being 7 and 4, their finances were limited. They ripped through their birthday money, pillaged both piggy banks and their faces fell when they realised that we weren’t planning to bankroll their tractor habit much more.
A plan was hatched to grow and sell plants at market and so B&M Secret Garden was born. Subscribe if you want to follow our journey but in the meantime… WELCOME to our happy place, it’s lovely to see you here.