Spring open day – UPDATED

UPDATED AUGUST 2020

Due to the continuing uncertainty around COVID-19 we have made the decision to postpone our upcoming spring open day.

The garden is still accepting new members though — so please visit us on Wednesday afternoons or Sunday mornings during our socially distanced working bees.

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Following the success of last years event, we’ll be hosting another Thirroul Community Garden open day on Sunday 20 September from 10am.

In preparation, if gardeners could collect small jars for jams and preserves it would be much appreciated!

P.S A reminder to all garden members, if you haven’t renewed your membership for 2020-2021, please do so HERE.

2020 – 2021 Thirroul Community Garden membership

Hello gardeners,

It’s that time of year again where we need to re-new our garden membership. Our membership fees pay for chicken feed, bokashi ingredients, garden tools, seedlings and insurance.

Remember, that only financial members of the garden are able to take part in garden activities (unless you are new! Please come visit us once of twice to see how things work!) and share in the produce grown.

We’re trying something different this year with an online form to help keep track of payments and contact details.

If you could all complete the form HERE as soon as possible it would be much appreciated!

See you all at the garden soon!

Compost update

Thirroul Community Garden would like to thank our local cafes and community for supporting our composting system over the past few years.

Moving forward we will no longer be accepting any commercial or household foodwaste from the local community.

We are encouraging cafes and residents to get in touch with their local Councillor to support a Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) system in their area.

Other local compost drop-off points can be found on Sharewaste.

Thank you again for your support.

Virus response

We are continuing to garden, but will need to limit numbers. The garden is looking great, and its a good time to be thinking about fresh produce, and keeping out of the shops. Also the plants and animals need to be kept alive.

Proposal: Spray bottle of dilute bleach, to be left at front gate- for the lock, taps etc.

2-4 people max. at a time. Come any day that you can. Use the Whatsapp group to keep in touch

Pick your own produce. Use gloves.

No visitors, just members.

Let us know what you think via email.

Pizza next week and some fundraising

Hello Gardeners,

We’ll be having our monthly pizza and meeting session this coming Sunday 1 March. There will be the usual gardening and composting with the meeting from 12pm.

Next week will also mark our shift from meeting on Tuesday to Wednesdays. Hopefully by moving from Tuesday to Wednesday we will be able to reduce the composting load on the Sunday group.

To kick things off we will be having pizza on Wednesday 4 March after we’ve finished up in the garden. Please remember to bring along dough and toppings to share.

In other news, Thirroul Community Garden is running a bake sale at the Bushfire Fundraiser being held at Stanwell Park CWA hall on Saturday 29 February — if anyone can help out, please get in touch with Sharon.

Meeting this Sunday and Tuesday! (Revised)

Happy New Year Gardeners!

After a busy, dry and hot summer break were getting back into the garden and having our first Pizza Sunday/ Tuesday and meeting this weekend.

Gardening from 10am (or a little earlier to avoid the heat if you are able) followed by pizza and a meeting to discuss watering, planting and rabbit proofing among other things.

Please bring along pizza dough and toppings. If there is a total fire ban in place bring along something to share and we’ll still have a meeting.

Same again for the Tuesday afternoon group.

Looking forward to seeing you at the garden soon!

[NOTE: We have decided to cancel pizza for the Sunday as the weather is predicted to be too hot. Please bring along a plate of something to share and we will still have our meeting – hopefully we can fire up the pizza oven for Tuesday]