Thirroul Community Garden Open Day

Join us at the garden on Sunday 18 April from 10am for our Autumn Open Day, part of Food Fairness Illawarra Urban Agriculture Month.

Thirroul Community Garden members will be running garden tours and workshops, there will also be produce, preserves and seedlings for sale.

To find out more about the workshops being run on the day, visit our what’s on page for more info.

We hope to see you there!

Find out more about Urban Agriculture Month and Food Fairness Illawarra here.

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.