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sustainable design

organic practices
organic seeds, companion planting, no chemicals, low miles urban fresh food

water harvesting
stormwater capture, rain collection to tanks, mulch 
& moisture retention

waste reduction composting, worm farms, local green waste collection

solar collection systems solar powered pumps to move collected water & composts tumblers

local food production

a small footprint  inner suburb space where fresh organic food- veggies, herbs,fruit and flowers can be grown & harvested to build local food resources

become a member

Each year new members join,
some retire, and plots become

available.  Read more about
becoming a sustainable gardener and download an application here.   

 

our committee

President - Rob Joyner

Vice President - Maree Mann

Secretary  - Kelly Meagher

Treasurer - Richard Harper

Member - Jane Major

Member - David Prieto

 

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CELEBRATING 10 years  - planted 2009
growing a greener, healthier community

what's happening in the garden - news & events

Summer has been in full swing with heat, smoke and little rain ... so now
is the time to keep the watering up, continue composted and planted for rapid growth.  See our proven  "planting guides" and maintenance tips in our 
"How to' 
section for February as summer begins to slow to keep your
garden looking lush and tasting delicious.

Celebrating 10 years of GROWTH... in October last year 60 of our gardeners and friends sat down around a very long table down the centre of our lush garden to celebrate the first decade of the Paddington Community Garden over

a "Big Fat Greek Lunch".  Lots of hard work, inspiring leadership and friendship have gone into making this a successful community space.  As usual the teams of volunteers put together something special to mark this milestone.  Champagne in the pergola to start, classic entrees of Dolmades, Tzatziki & bread, followed by oodles of BBQ Lamb and Rosemary, roast chickens, salads extraordinaire, honeyed sweets and a few glasses of cold liquids, resulting in that very full feeling...  satisfaction that we have celebrated well. 

 

New Gardeners WAIT LIST now OPEN.  Now in our 11th year demand to join our band of over 53 gardeners continues to grow.  We have decided to open our annual applications window early for new members. Simply vist our joining page (link in the left margin of this homepage) download an Expression of Interest and follow the instructions.

 

Top TIPS...  a number of our gardeners have shared their experiences and insights with a series of short workshop at our monthly meetings.  Here's 2 to enjoy; Rob shares his hard learned lessons on successfully growing tomatoes (there's also a link to a segment on ABC's Gardening Australia for even more tips from Tino in Tasmania) and Djo gives us a unique perspective on lunar planting... moon fans click here.

My Garden Rules!'... new recipes from the gardeners. The organic produce that grows in our community garden goes into delicious healthy meals... our talented gardeners share some of their favourite veggie recipes right here.  

 

Sample David's 'Healthy Veggie Balls"... if you have lots of Silverbeet, or other spinach, and you'd like to do something different here's a way to make some great comfort food, inspired by the Italians, or maybe the Spanish in David's case.  Based on Strangolapreti alla Trentina here's the link...

 

Or... enjoy Djo's 'Ratatoueille a la Francias' recipe... eggplants are easy to enjoy warm with meats, salads, BBQed, and so delish!  Visit our recipes page (just below "Gallery" in the top banner) and start enjoying your Aubergine harvest more.            

events coming up

 

Next Garden Meeting and is Sunday February 23rd ... the meeting starts
at 4pm,
  Our next monthly get together to share team reports and ideas is on again, followed by a communal harvest meal prepared by one of our garden teams.  Join in, come along.  

 

See you in the garden soon.

workshops coming up

 

Understanding Wormfarming -
DATE to be advised run by
Woollahra Council staff

This course shows how easy it is to reduce household

waste through the artof composting and worm farming.

Learn how to turn you organic waste into food for your

garden using a worm farm. Topics covered include:

principles of worm farming, troubleshooting, how to

use compost and worm castings; and the

environmental benefits of worm farming. 


 

our gardeners recent instagram pics below