Thirroul Community Garden – Celebrating Fair Food

Come along to Thirroul Community Garden to celebrate this year’s Fair Food Week!

Thirroul community garden is a open community space where people can learn to grow their own food. We’ll be making a spring soup from vegetables harvested from the garden.

Date: 16/10/2018


Time: 4:30- 6:30


Cost: Free


All Welcome! 😊




AGM set for the 7th of October, 12 noon at the garden (after streamwatch). We will cook up a soup . All welcome.


We had a largseaweede seaweed dump this week, on a few of our local beaches (little Austi was one). Seaweed is the perfect material for compost. Exact mix of carbon/nitrogen in one, as well as providing sea minerals. Its free, and its local. We are allowed to take 20kg each per day.

If you pick any up, leave at the front gate, by the buckets.

We can make our own seasol, too…..

Seaweed can also be harvested for consumption. All our seaweeds are edible. See the links below.

Culinary uses of our local seaweeds

Milkwood -seaweeds




The creek is still flowing, despite the lack of rain. Streamwatch data was collected yesterday, we are getting the hang of it! Fiona will upload it to the museum website today.  In the future we could add the ecolli testing , and join Water Bug Blitz. If you have intsagram check out Sharnie’s page- Waterlifelab


Tuesday gardening

Tuesday afternoons/evening seem to be a good time to garden, particularly coming into spring and summer. Come and join in if you have the time….tues gardening aug 2018


The RMS will be cleaning out the creek (culvert end) for 5 days, between 7 and 5pm starting 27th August. We need to stay clear of the area for that week. For the group of gardeners that come on the tuesday, they will finish early  (3.30 ish) .

If you have any queries call Rhiannon on 0467640833


So many pumpkins harvested this year! Jap Butternut and Queensland Blue.

Donations of pumpkins to Community Groups were gratefully received:

S.P.A.T. for the dinner show ‘Love and Other Frustrations’: where pumpkin soup was the first course

Buxton Community Association- Pumpkin soup was made on the  rocket stove that they built, in their community garden:


Possible training session dates for those interested: either Wednesday 20th or Thursday 21st of this month, 11 am. Training Session 2hrs. The manual needs to be read first by all participants.

please let me know,



Rhiannon 0467640833 or

cool off

The creek now has a waterhole, making summer gardening pleasurable. The video can’t be uploaded here, so check the facebook site.

Thirroul Community Garden Entry Gates


TCG entry gates

Salvaged, designed, fabricated and installed by Andrew. Wonderful.