Garden Group

Success at Election Day
mpicklesSun, 03/07/2016 - 3:15pm

Despite low numbers of voters in the Cove a sunny day and a great atmoshere at the hall on Election Day contributed to a succesful event.

The BBQ was popular and raised over $200 and another $250 through donations and Jam and Pickle sales making a grand total of $450 for the Fire Brigade.

It was great to meet the members of the fire brigade and show support.

The Community Garden Raffle was drawn by Smithy, Patricia Mollar achieved a brilliant result with the raffle raising over $940 selling tickets through neighbours,...

mpicklesTue, 10/11/2015 - 12:47pm

African Olive is flowering and setting fruit now. A native of eastern Africa, African Olive is very tough and adaptable to dry conditions.

mpicklesThu, 22/10/2015 - 7:39am

Pollinator Week at the Cove.

North Arm Cove residents have been invited to participate in pollinator week by Megan Halcroft . Megan, one of only a few PhD qualified Australian specialists on native bees, has a wealth of experience and a deep love of bees, she captured the attention of over 85 people at a workshop hosted by North Arm Cove Community Gardeners in September last year with a lively presentation on the habits and roles of native bees in our environment.

“On behalf of Bees Business, Western Sydney University and the NSW Environmental Trust, I...

Lettuce ready to pickAnnie44Wed, 01/07/2015 - 8:10am
Lettuce ready for picking

The community garden is absolutely blooming with the best winter crop since its establishment in 2012. Broccoli, cabbage, turnip, lettuce, herbs and chillies are all ready for picking. Bill Moller planted early to ensure a bumper winter crop and the garden is also benefiting from liberal applications of compost and worm juice.

A small orchard has been planted to complement the existing fruit trees. Gisele and Graham Smit donated two Avocado trees and Maria Pickles contributed a Manadarin. If you have a fruit tree that you would like to donate, please contact Maria or Bill....

Fragrant Asian GalangalAnnie44Tue, 18/11/2014 - 2:25pm

Get ready for the dry months ahead – choose from a variety of home grown, drought tolerant plants. Great for your own garden, or give as a gift for Christmas.

A captive audienceAnnie44Mon, 27/10/2014 - 5:55pm

The Native Bee Workshop held on 11 October was a huge success, with over 85 people attending. Apiarists, farmers, students and gardeners came from all parts of NSW to hear Megan Halcroft of Bee’s Business talk about the role and habits of native bees in our environment.

Bees Business Comes to NACmpicklesMon, 08/09/2014 - 3:24pm
Native Bees

North Arm Cove Community Garden is hosting a
Native Bee Workshop Dr Megan Halcroft

9:30 am – 3:00 pm Saturday 11 October
North Arm Cove Community Hall
The Ridgeway North Arm Cove

There are a few vacancies phone Maria Pickles 0249973045 to register asap

The program will be packed with visual and practical information on native bees.

9:00 am Arrival, registrations and light refreshments
9:20 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am Workshop in the Hall with Dr Megan Halcroft

A summary of the life & times of the...
BLUE BANDED BEEAnnie44Tue, 22/07/2014 - 3:19pm
Blue banded bee


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...



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