New home for our native bees

The Breakfast Point Men’s Shed has kindly constructed a new home for our native bees for when we split the hive

 

Open Day 18 June 2017

The Garden members staged a very successful Open Day on 18 June. We had composting and worm farming demonstrations, face painting  and scarecrow making for the children and the day provided an opportunity for members to talk to the public about the garden. We estimate that there were more than 50 visitors and several new members joined as a result.

Garden Receives Community Grant

The garden was delighted to receive a community grant from Westconnex to enable the installation of a new water tank and to produce promotional material for the Garden’s forthcoming Open Day. This will to allow the garden to minimise its use of potable water and maximise the use of rainwater to irrigate the garden. “We are pleased that Westconnex was able to support our project” said Community Garden Chairman Graham Stevens “We hope the tank will be installed soon so we can take advantage of the current wet spell.”

 

Garden represented at 2016 Concord Carnival, October 9

Members had a stall at the 2016 Concord Fair at Greenlees Park on 9 October. The stall had a good array of succulents, geraniums and lillies grown in the garden. We also took the opportunity to talk to members of the public about the garden

 

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Concord Community Garden wins Community Environmental Award at 2016 Canada Bay Sustainability Awards

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The Garden was awarded the Environmental Community Association award at the 2016 Canada Bay Sustainability Awards held on 23 June at the Phoenix Restaurant. The garden was recognised for its work over the past 12 months improving the sustainable aspects of the garden with installation of a water tank and new drip irrigation, the addition of a native bee hive, fostering organic principles, and involvement in the local community with open days and participation in the Concord Fair

Open Day 12 March 2016

Here is some of our produce

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We had four entries in our make a bird scarer competition

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Garden Open Day Saturday 12 March 12-4pm

The garden will be open to visitors on Saturday 12 March from 12 until 4pm

Members of the public will be able to speak with members and look at how the garden is evolving.

There will be plants for sale and the young (and not so young) will have the opportunity to try their hand at designing and decorating  a plastic bird scarer to keep those unwanted birds off your garden.IMG_0727 20160116_165517_resized

 

Concord Carnival 11 October

The Concord Community Garden was represented at the Concord Carnival on 11 October selling our organic plants and talking with members of the public about the garden

We also had the opportunity to see beekeeper Gavin Smith demonstrating how to split a native bee hive.

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