Community Gardens Update

on Thursday, 02 December 2010. Posted in Organic Living

More Information on Community Veggie Gardens

Community Gardens Update

Following on from our blog a couple of weeks ago, here is some more information about local community veggie gardens and how you might like to get involved!

Community Gardens:

Got some time mid-week, want to learn more about gardening or just volunteer to learn some tips?  Why not visit one of our local community gardens?


The ‘award-winning’ Yandina Community Gardens, recipient of  Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s 2010 Glossies Award for Edible Landscapes, are situated on the corner of North & Farrell Streets, Yandina. The gardens are an educational facility and are open every Tuesday, 8am - 2pm & Saturday, 8am - 12noon. Tuesday is their main ‘work’ day, and you are invited to come along as a volunteer or just come as a visitor, have a wander around the gardens and share a cuppa with wonderful (and very knowledgeable) volunteers.  All the workshops at the 'award-winning' Yandina Community Gardens are free; they commence at 10am and bookings are not required - just turn up on the day.  It is advisable to bring along a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.  The last workshop for 2010 will be on Saturday 4th December and they will resume on Saturday 8th January.  The gardens will still be open for business as usual during this period.  The gardens have rare, tropical and sub-tropical edible plants that have been propagated on site for sale - see them growing and learn about their requirements; a variety of aquaponics systems running - see the systems in action and learn how one may fit into your Permaculture garden; productive worm-farms, compost areas and very happy chooks; food forests, banana circles and mandala gardens.  You can also see how an average, older-style house can be retrofitted to become more sustainable by implementing solar power, solar water, etc.  Check their website for details of up-coming free workshops or, for more info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


At Veggie Village, Rufous Street, Peregian Beach, The Horticulture Pod coordinates hands-on gardening with mini Fun Bees on Tuesday mornings 7.00 - 9.00am.  Planting, watering, composting and garden maintenance. Wear covered shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Bring gloves if possible.  Ph: 5471 7157 or just turn up!  Open 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month - 9am to 11.30am.  Everyone is welcome. Garden tours available, ask the friendly Core Members to show you around.

Christmas Breakup - Veggie Village Sunday, 5th December from 10.00am.  Bring a plate to share.  BYO beverages.  Non members, family and friends are welcome.  Veggie Village community garden, Rufous Street, Peregian Beach.



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