Garden Group

Drive the "Astro Calendar"Annie44Tue, 15/01/2013 - 12:10pm
How nature's rhythms affect your garden.

Attention all you keen Cove gardeners - if you've ever wanted to find out more about predicting weather patterns, or how to drive the "Astro Calendar", all will be revealed at a Hunter Biodynamics Group seminar in February.

Other topics in this two day presentation will include:

Weather, earth and the human being Star watch Constellation stories Music of the spheres

Brian Keats returns to present the popular workshop he last held six years ago. This is a great opportunity to learn...

Community garden thrivingAnnie44Sat, 12/01/2013 - 12:34pm
Community garden thriving

The Community Garden Network will host a "Big Breakfast" on Australia Day from 7am at the Community Hall Pergola.

Bring the family - enjoy a sausage or bacon and egg "sanger" and check out the progress of the garden. Chat to members of the garden network and swap gardening tips. Better still - become a member!

Join in the "thong throwing" and other games, (you could even win a prize).

Special breakfast deals will also be on offer.


Tending the pumpkin patchAnnie44Sun, 02/12/2012 - 2:42pm
Checking the pumpkins

Establishing a garden is very much a process of trial and error. The weather, seed stock, soil, pests and diseases are just a few of the factors at work. Plants that do well one season may fail the next.

The first planting in the community garden was largely an experiment to establish what would do well in the environment. Many of the plants were donated by local residents and gladly, there have been very few failures.

Herbs ready for picking now are basil, mustard greens, coriander, sage and chives. In the vegetable garden are...

mpicklesMon, 29/10/2012 - 1:52pm

From the community garden ready for spring cutting are cut-and-come-again salad greens in patio pots.

Chemical free. Mustard, parsley, rocket and cress.
$15 for large pots and $10 for smaller ones.

Call into the garden on Wednesdays 8am - 10 am or phone Maria on 0249973045

Shading the young plantsAnnie44Sun, 21/10/2012 - 1:28pm
Hard at work on the garden

The garden group are delighted with their first planting of potatoes, pumpkin, zucchini, salad greens, garlic chives, celery, spring onions, peas, beans and cucumber.

After a month of hard work making compost and preparing the beds, the seedlings are shooting up and have managed to survive a couple of very hot days. The beds are quite exposed, so shade cloth has now been erected to protect the young shoots during the hottest part of the day.

As this...

Young gardenermpicklesMon, 08/10/2012 - 4:36pm

Wednesday mornings 9am -11 am and the first saturday for the month are the current regular days for working in the community garden.

Last Wednesday was a hot planting day and Quinn from Stockton in the Cove on holiday visited to plant fennel, pumpkins and greens. Quinn was a converted ambassador and reported to his brother that the community garden was a good place to make new friends and get free seeds by swapping from his collection.

Visiting children and others are welcome.

Compost turning : Every second day - Tuesday 9th,Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th...

Surprise!!!mpicklesWed, 26/09/2012 - 1:39pm

The brand new raised garden beds came with protectors so that people working the garden would not harm themselves on the sharp edges.

Sometime between Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 someone has removed the edging from all three of the raised garden beds.

Whoever has stolen them please return or if you know of who did ask them on our behalf to return them to the garden.

Anyone for breakfast?Annie44Tue, 18/09/2012 - 2:58pm
The BBQ in full swing

North Arm Cove residents showed their support for the Community Garden Network on election day, 8 September. In excess of $650 was raised, with a total profit of over $350. In addition, the Community Centre Management Committee generously donated $200. A very big thank you for these much needed funds.

mpicklesMon, 03/09/2012 - 6:03pm

The Garden Beds donated by Great Lakes Council have arrived and are now installed.

A big thankyou to David Bortfield, Drew Martin and the Council workers who have supported the start up of the garden and of course our local Hall Committee members and the Community Garden Network.

We are hoping to raise enough funds to buy some quality soil to fill the beds and buy some implements.

If you would like to be involved in the garden come along to the Hall this Saturday where members will be cooking breakfasts for a fund raiser. Or contact...



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