About Us

All You Can Eat Gardens is a landscape design and gardening service with a difference. We specialise in food! Based in Brisbane, we can take your individual needs and desires to develop an abundant, diverse and easy to maintain food garden right on your doorstep. We can install raised beds full of herbs, fruit and vegetables, establish food forests, house chickens and build productive ponds and aquaponics systems. We'll help you to understand your garden, and if you need help maintaining it we can assist with that too.

Business history

All You Can Eat Gardens was conceived in late 2009 by a small group of permaculture students at Northey Street City Farm, keen to design, build and maintain productive urban and suburban gardens in Brisbane. Tim and Andy followed through in early 2010 where the business was formed as a partnership and given its current name. Andy later moved to Northern NSW in 2011 and the business is now run by Tim as a sole trader with the help of local permaculturists.

Our philosophy

Our name says it all. There are three interpretations of ‘All You Can Eat’:

‘All You Can EatAbundance – It’s possible to create highly productive gardens in small spaces! While your personal situation may influence how far you can go, if the majority of people grow their own food and share the surplus we will have healthy, low-cost food available indefinitely, without having to go to the supermarket!

All You Can Eat’ Diversity – Variety is the spice of life… and health! Our designs include plants and animals that you may not have considered, some with productivity far higher than those traditionally grown in Australian back yards. Challenge your tastebuds and broaden your culinary creations with some unusual fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. Treat common ailments and improve your memory with easy to grow herbs! Rich gardens with many different interacting species are productive and resilient to weather and pest attack.

‘All You Can Eat’ Equality – Everyone deserves access to delicious and nutritious food and we aim to provide low cost options for families with limited means. With good food children's learning and development is optimised and our bodies develop to their potential. Healthy food is the best insurance policy and promotes productive lives. As everyone shares their surplus and takes care of those in need we create an equitable society.

In the media

Brisbane Times article 24th June 2011

Map magazine interview with Tim August 2011

4ZZZ Eco Radio Interview with Tim 2nd August 2011 (49MB mp3)

West Side News Feature October 2011

Brisbane News Corner Store Cafe Review October 5-11 2011

ABC Radio Interview with Spencer Howser 14th October 2011 (3.6MB mp3)

4BC Radio Interview with Mary and Chris 14th October 2011 (3.3MB mp3)

4ZZZ Eco Radio Interview with Tim Auld and Erin Young on food security 22nd February 2012 (63MB mp3)

Interview with Varanasi Estate on Beekeeping 29th February 2012

Article in The Redland Times about Redlands Organic Growers Inc.

South Side News Honeybee Biosecurity March 2013

Gladstone Ecofest Elders Greenhouse 2nd June 2013Tim Auld

About Tim Auld

A rural upbringing provided Tim with respect for the environment and interest in agriculture, his father being a wine maker and grandparents in citrus and grape production. The family home often had a vegetable garden, chickens and fruit trees. He has been gardening in confined and challenging places for several years. Tim volunteers his time at the Graceville Community Garden and manages six bee hives, producing honey and beeswax candles for local sale.

Tim completed his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2008 and the Accredited Permaculture Training Cert 3 in 2009 under the guidance of Dick Copeman at Northey Street City Farm.

Tim has an interactive software development background, so is familiar with designing systems with complex and conflicting requirements. He brings his skills to bear on food production by using computer aided design, improving the quality, readability, accuracy and speed of his garden designs.

About Tim Davies

Creating synergistic natural systems that provide food and enjoyment has been a long-term interest of Tim’s. He has been engaged with Permaculture through woofing, teaching, and designing since undertaking his PDC in 2008 with Robin Francis at the Permaculture College of Australia. His studies as an Environmental Engineer reinforced and developed his understanding of natural systems and design.

Tim also currently works in the Water Management Industry as an Environmental Engineer, and wishes to merge the two fields to form a holistic and practical understanding of implementing integrated landscapes with food, water and habitat.

I look forward to working with you to create healthy, enjoyable and productive gardens.