How to become a member -
APPLICATIONS are CLOSED until June 1 , 2022
Membership is open to everyone in the community. It doesn't matter if you
have no gardening experience – you can learn as you go. If you are an experienced gardener we welcome your knowledge. To be a member there is a $50 annual fee and you must contribute an average of 1 hour per week on communal tasks in the garden.
As Sydney-siders are becoming more garden aware in our ever growing stressed city demand to join this garden has grown too. If fact we have had to close applications for the past 18 months during the progress of COVID-19. This year 12 applications to join have been received and are in progress. We are NOW CLOSED for new applications UNTIL June 1st, 2022. Sorry guys.
You can APPLY by filling out the Expression of Interest form next year. A link will appear here (next year)
Once your application has been reviewed by our committee we will contact you to organise a visit to the garden to gain new skills and get to know other members.
You will need to attend 2 working bees and 2 workshops on composting/worm farming and organic and no dig gardening as part of your 'gardeners apprenticeship'.
At these workshops a member of the committee will give you a membership application form. Your completed application will then be reviewed by the committee at their next meeting.
Communal tasks are shared amongst all garden members. There are many tasks that need doing – a list is posted at the garden. There will be no cost for communal work as the Association will purchase all seeds, plants etc. and the produce will be shared by all at the garden.
a) You could choose to be responsible for a communal garden area such as the citrus orchard or the tropical zone - looking after the planting, watering, mulching, pruning and more.
b) You might decide to work with a group on a team plot to grow rotating seasonal crops. A group leader will co-ordinate the plot activities.
c) You may have other skills to contribute, such as construction, web design, PR
or cooking say. Please join in this enthusiastic community.
If you have more time an additional option is an individual plot. The cost of a
plot is $100.00 per annum. Plots are approximately 4m x 1.5m in area.
a) individual – 1 person works the plot and retains the produce.
b) shared – up to 4 people share the cost, work and the produce of the plot,
we can find you someone to share with you if necessary.
Individual plot holders are responsible for their own compost, mulch, seeds, watering, pruning, weed and pest control.
Here's a link to our EOI (Expression of Interest) to get underway toward membership in the future.