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BLUE BANDED BEEAnnie44Tue, 22/07/2014 - 3:19pm
Blue banded bee

BOOK IN EARLY FOR THE NORTH ARM COVE COMMUNITY GARDEN NETWORK WORKSHOP ON NATIVE BEES, SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 2014 FROM 9.30AM TO 2.30PM WITH MEGAN HALCROFT OF BEES BUSINESS

Megan Halcroft is one of only a few PhD qualified Australian specialists on native bees and her extensive experience in this field is combined with a deep love of bees. Richard Watkins and other stingless beekeepers will also participate in splitting hives and offering a taste of the unique native bee nectar.

The importance of bees is a hot topic with farmers and gardeners alike...

Preserve our seed heritageAnnie44Fri, 04/07/2014 - 11:59am

Join Tahlee Ministries and Nungra Gardens on 19 July to find out how you can be come involved in:

Preserving our seed heritage and diversity of food crops for future generations. Producing local adapted quality seed to suit our climate and conditions. Becoming independent from the cost of commercial seed and genetic modification. Setting up a Seed Saver’s Exchange – a place where people can come together twice a year and swap seeds, ideas and other planting material.

Tahlee Ministries and Nungra Gardens invite you to Tahlee, the first Settlement point of the...

Annie44Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:11pm

It was pretty hot from the end of 2013 until just recently and the community gardeners had to learn some hard lessons in how to keep a garden going in difficult conditions.

Although plant growth was somewhat limited, the garden still managed to produce beans, pumpkins, peppers, chillies, capsicums, spinach and herbs, plus a trial crop of gourds and loofas.

Thanks to the NSW Community Partnership Program, the 33.000 litre water tank has now been delivered and installed. This will bring welcome relief for plants and gardeners alike. Recent...

Thank you, Santa!Annie44Mon, 09/12/2013 - 2:03pm
Santa comes to the garden

The Community Garden Network submission to Community Participation Funding NSW for an additional water tank and an irrigation system has been successful, with a grant of $5,200. It's the best Christmas present the Garden Network could have wished for and committee members will be planning the purchase and installation of equipment in the coming weeks.

This means that water is not likely to run out during the dry periods and additional water will be available in the event of a fire. Gardeners can plan more perennial crops and fruit trees. An irrigation system will also...

Watering is so relaxingAnnie44Mon, 23/09/2013 - 2:49pm
COMMUNITY GARDEN 'WATERERS' WANTED

How would you like to become one of our volunteer “waterers”?


The Community Garden Network is looking for people to help with watering the garden once or twice a month. It takes around an hour and a half and you'll be helping the crops grow and thrive (and you get to pick a few fresh veggies or herbs for your dinner).

It's a great chance to chill out and relax in beautiful, natural surroundings. You can enjoy the solitude while you water, or if you prefer some company, bring a...

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