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organic seeds, companion planting, no chemicals, low miles urban fresh food
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
Most years some members retire
and plots become available for
new members. Read more about
becoming a sustainable gardener and the application process here.
President - Rob Joyner
Vice President - Rob McKay
Secretary - Kelly Meagher
Treasurer - Bill Mann
Member - Didi Bunjamin
Member - Etsuko Georgiou
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CELEBRATING 14 years - planted 2009
growing a greener, healthier community
what's happening in the garden - news & events
Spring is here, temperatures all over the place, gusts of strong wind and it's been very dry... so plants have been taking a pounding, but there's new life starting to spurt. Time to tidy up, mulch, fertilize and get your plants and seedlings in for the growth spurt. So see our proven "planting guides"and maintenance tips, Click here to visit our "How to' section and specifics for November as the days begin to lengthen with saved daylight time shift in place temperature rise into the 20s & 30s. Keep your soil warmer and moister during these windy times with mulch. If you haven't visited the resources and planting tips on this site take a walk through November & December planting guides now in our "How to" section.. Regular visits to our fountain of growing knowledge can really get you some delicious results.
OUR Garden Meeting held last November celebrated our '22 CHRISTMAS PARTY... with themes echoing the letter "G' in our Fancy-dress journey for this fab community get together . There were Green Gods, Giggilos, Goldilocks, Golfers, Gobblins & Green Queens, Green people, Garden sections, Garbos
& Giraffes. As usual there was a HUGELY generous spread of delicious foods and green liquids enjoyed. A few snaps of the "G generation' are sprinkled through this page. Our next celebration Christmas event is coming up on SUNDAY November 26th themed dress-up to the letter "H" this year... could be difficult or French speakers... you know silent h's.
ASPIRING new Gardeners? ...long wait unfortunately.
DUE to escalating demand and no more available
plots APPLICATIONS were not be taken this year.
We hope to RE- OPEN membership in 2024.
Now in our 13th year demand to join our band of over
53 gardeners has simply outgrown the plots available
so we had to pause our usual intake during the COVID
era. We are sorry for those waiting to join our garden.
We will advise on THIS website when our 'Expressions of Interest' process can re-start, so put some reminders in your diary to check in here over the next 12 months. Green fingers crossed!
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!'... 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 is planned for Sunday November 26th starting at 4pm. It's our CHRISTMAS muck-up so come in Fancy "H" dress and a plate
of food to celebrate another excellent year of growth. Join us in the pergola for an update and sharing of growing ideas at the meeting. There will be a delicious gigantic shared Yuletide Meal after the meeting.... see you there!
10 years of GROWTH celebrated... in October 2019 (pre-COVID era) 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.
Garden members celebrate our 10 Years of Growth
over our 'Big Greek Lunch' full tummies and lots of smiles
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.