We are managing the community garden in the park next door to us (Robinson Reserve).
Our community garden is a fantastic asset to Reynard Street Neighbourhood House. It serves the purpose of increasing access to fresh nutritious foods and provides an opportunity to educate children and adults about growing food from the source.
Growing vegetables locally from seed reduces “food miles” and also cuts out some of the environmental damage of excessively packaged and processed foods. We recycle waste from our community lunches to create compost and feed our worm farms, which in turn fertilise the vegetable beds.
The garden is a fun, interactive space where you can get your hands dirty learning horticulture skills or feel free to pick some herbs on your way home for dinner tonight!
Join this all-abilities gardening group with a focus on inclusion, relaxation and making friends in the community garden space. The group runs every Friday during schools terms, from 10am, and breaks at 12.30pm to share community lunch together. No experience necessary, but a Working With Children Check is required. Participants to wear closed in shoes and sun protection. Please contact us with additional access requirements so we can ensure you are comfortable.
Please fill out the following form prior to attending the group.
Every Friday during the school term
Find the school term dates here
Fridays, 10am to 2pm (lunch provided at 12.30pm)
Our pre-accredited Horticulture course is a great way to gain skills and knowledge that can lead to employment or further study in a TAFE setting.
Under the guidance of our qualified instructor, you’ll learn about growing and maintaining local flora, with a special focus on sustainability and edible plants.
Topics covered will include soil management, introduction to irrigation, composting and fertilizing, and plant knowledge such as identifying different plants and understanding their specific needs.
4.5 hours per week: every Weds 10 am – 2.30pm
Cost per 10-week term: $120