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Jon Kingston – Sydney King

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Jon Kingston describes himself as a 'free range urban horticulturalist'. He spends his time designing, installing and maintaining balcony and roof top garden spaces around Sydney, Australia.

Jon particularly enjoys his work with the visitors at The Wayside Chapel in their roof top community garden, demonstrating community gardening as a way of life.

More recently he has been partnering up with Indira Naidoo at The Edible Balcony on gardening projects around Australia.

Sustainability, organic food production and enhancement of the natural environment drive Jon’s work, and he notes; "Glowpear planters are an easy and stylish way to garden in small and difficult to reach spaces like roof tops and balconies."

This has led to a range of projects where Jon has used Glowpear. He has taken a particular liking to the Cafe Planter for both an organic rooftop kitchen garden and herbal in Tamarama, and bar garden incorporating herbs, flowers and indigenous herbs for Lotus Restauranton the Barangaroo waterfront. "We're also looking at an expansion of The Wayside Chapel’s gardening program to a new location at Bondi Beach." We think that sounds pretty swish! You can follow Jon’s adventures in urban food gardening, native bee keeping, seed collection and habitat gardens on Instagram  

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