How to become a member - 2020 OPEN NOW
Membership is open to all. 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.
OPEN for APPLICATIONS ... the garden membership has opened early this year (as of February) as Sydney-siders becoming more garden aware in our ever growing stressed city... fortunately several plots have unusually become available.
APPLY by filling out the Expression of Interest form here and hand delivering it to the letterbox on the gate at the Paddington Community Garden, Quarry Street, Paddington Download the EOI form here
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 will be 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 plots are now AVAILABLE - opened Feb 2020. A waiting list is retained so get on it... 'interested future members' are notified as these become available.
Individual plot holders are responsible for their own compost, mulch, seeds, watering, pruning, weed and pest control.