Bushcare Blitz … next Sunday 16 December, 8.30-11.00am

We need as many helpers as possible to blitz the weeds on our Bushcare/Community Garden site along the banks of Hewitts Creek next Sunday. An early start is planned to beat the heat, so please come along anytime from 8.30am onwards. A delicious morning tea will be provided at 11.00am while we sit back and admire our handiwork.

Let’s make sure all the hard work we’ve put in so far isn’t undone by wildly rampant morning glory, terrible turkey rhubarb or leaping lantana!! We already have a beautiful patch of native bushes and grasses with sightings of water dragons, herons and fairy wrens – it’s amazing!! And we want to keep the weeds clear of our fantastic Community Garden that is already producing beautiful zucchinis, tomatoes, herbs, etc.

See you next Sunday – remember long pants, hat and water! Sunscreen and tools provided.

Bushcare Coordinator

Get involved – Join A Garden Sub-committee

Spring is here there’s plenty to do, so its time to get some more hands on deck.

Now we have Team Leaders for our sub-committees we need you to get involved with an area of garden development that interests you.

If you live in the local area and neighbouring suburbs of Thirroul and would like to be involved in the grassroots development of the garden then please join one of the sub-committees below by emailing your details to : thirroulgardeners@gmail.com

Sub-Committee                               Team Leader

Fundraising and Events                                Kazie Bent

Bushcare                                                             Vicki Marchant

Water                                                                    Ian Miles

Documentation and Arts                              Camille Favoloro

Soil Health/ Compost                                    Paddy Lane 

Site Co-ordinator                                             Robert Haley

Education                                                            Paddy Lane

Communications and social media          Julie Reed 

Structures                                                           Andrew Saunders

Planning Day – Bushcare & Composting Sunday 6 August

Today interested community members attended the first planning day and AGM to establish a new steering committee for the Thirroul Community Gardeners (TCG). The group brainstormed ideas and talked about what they would like to see included at the garden site. It was decided to start work straight away and as compost will be essential for the success of the garden it was agreed to work on this next Sunday in conjunction with the usual bushcare working bee. So, if you have any material to contribute to the compost you can either drop it off at the site or bring on the day. We will start the compost inside the timber rail fence to the right of the gate. There will be separate heaps for dropping off dry and wet material. So if you have straw, lawn clippings, manure, kitchen/vegetable scraps, etc they would be welcome. If you are unsure if your material is suitable you could contact our email address to ask advice: thirroulgardeners@gmail.com


TCG Bushcare starts up again for 2012 …

Julie and KazThe Thirroul Gardeners Bushcare working bees have started up again for 2012. Our first efforts on 4 March saw the group clearing weeds that were threatening to overwhelm our planting. The natives planted last year are doing well though and we also discovered a tiny native orchid-like plant growing amongst the Kikuyu.

Orchid growing in planting

We will continue to meet on the first Sunday of each month between 10am and 12pm – so our next working bee will be on 1 April (the weekend before Easter).

native grass and violets

The Thirroul Community Gardeners have also recently submitted the Development Application for the vegie garden and are awaiting feedback from independent engineers. In the meantime, we are meeting with a group from Otford interested in starting up a Community Garden.
bagging weedsIf you would like more information, email us at thirroulgardeners@gmail.com or post a comment here or

… come to the next working bee.