A Greek Garden of Eden

At a recent visit to ‘that’ large hardware store, a pallet of fruit trees caught my eye – mango, cherry, persimmon, pomegranate and fig to name a few. Now we are a fig loving family, especially the six year old, who declares she loves them as much as blue cheese (God help us!).

As I delved into the green gloss to explore the varieties in front of me (Brown Turkey, Black Genoa…hmmm), a low, soft Mediterranean voice behind said, “The white fig. Only the white fig. They are sweeter.” I turned around to THE most gorgeous couple standing behind me, eager to share their knowledge of this succulent fruit.

Old factories become urban homesteads in inner Sydney

Before we begin, a little confession! We felt very indulgent taking a break out of our busy, but ordinary lives, midweek, to explore a couple of exciting examples of urban homesteading in Sydney.

The justification being that it would be a lot easier to explore the wonderfully popular and interesting kitchen gardens at The Grounds of Alexandria  and Koskela in Sydney’s inner city, without the weekend bustle.