Goodman has unveiled a sustainable garden at Interchange Park in Sydney’s west, setting another new environmental benchmark in the industrial property sector.
The sustainable garden aims to create a unique shared community space for the 1,200 workers at Interchange Park, while also promoting organic gardening and permaculture practices.
With its own biodynamic ecosystem, the garden features 23 individual garden beds made from recycled materials. It also has stingless native bees to assist with pollination of wildflower plants, and houses a garden pond with water feature, 20 Australian rainbow fish, and a range of aquatic plants.
Compost from plant debris is re-used in the garden to help retain soil moisture and adds rich nutrients for healthy plants. The sustainable garden has a worm farm to produce nutrient-rich fertiliser and helps to reduce waste.
Ensuring minimal impact on the environment, a garden shed houses a 2.2kW solar system to power the LED lighting, water pumps and robotic mowing devices. A rainwater harvesting system irrigates all garden beds and the water feature. Importantly, Goodman used only recycled materials to build the garden – including the garden shed, planter boxes and recycled bricks for the pathways.
With seating for 12 people, the sustainable garden will be a shared space for customers to relax or roll up their sleeves and enjoy some community gardening.
Already, Goodman has donated seven large boxes of vegetables to Oz Harvest – helping to fill it’s 4,000 hampers donated to those in need with organic seasonal produce including cos lettuce, kale, spinach, bok choy, purple and orange carrots, beetroot, and cauliflower.
Zero chemicals are used so all produce is completely organic. With its own ecosystem, the garden is a true showcase in biodiversity. It’s a great opportunity for our customers to learn more about organic gardening and permaculture and provides an engaging team-building opportunity for customers.
1. Break Out Zone
2. Shed/Storage Zone
3. Growing Zone
4. Enrichment Zone
5. Water Harvesting Zone