Category Archives: What’s Happening!

Garden Stories followed by our AGM

Join Leonie Norrington to hear some great gardening stories. Share ideas on how to develop love of keeping a garden by young and older. Contribute to the story of garden adventures in the wet-dry tropics. Sunday 3rd December 2017, 8:30 – 10:30am Light Breakfast available Members free, non-members $5. No...
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Garden Working Bees

November Sunday 19th November 2017, 4:30 – 6:00pm Sunday 26th November 2017, 4:30 – 6:00pm December Sunday 10th December 2017, 4:30 – 6:00pm Sunday 17th December 2017, 4:30 – 6:00pm We often get inquiries from people wondering how they can get more actively involved in the garden. Here is your...
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Jams, Chutneys and Pickles Workshop

Sunday 5th November 2017, 8:30 – 10:30am Make the best of mango madness season. Come and join Simone Geary in this workshop about making jams, chutneys and pickles. She will demonstrate how to make a delicious mango chutney and a spicy achar (Asian style pickle). Free for members $5 for...
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Help us restore the beautiful Rapid Creek

Thursday 24th of August This project, adjacent the Lakeside Drive Community Garden, involves removing weeds that pose a threat to creek habitat and preparing the area for a variety of native plantings that support local wildlife. At this important site we will be working in the shade of the Mangrove...
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Hugelkultur

Sunday 6th August, 8:30-10:30am This term was coined in the 70’s in Germany, but the technique has probably been used for thousands of years. To put it simply it is a raised bed on a pile of branches. Recently the council chopped down several dead trees, giving us the raw...
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A menu from our garden

Workshop: Sunday 4th June 8:30 – 10:30am Take a stroll through the garden with Lia, our edible plants expert, and collect ingredients to cook a scrumptious green pawpaw curry. Learn how what you may consider weeds can turn into a refreshing salad. Have a taste of Birut’s delicious Rosella jam....
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Composting at Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival

The Seabreeze festival is striving to reduce it’s environmental footprint this year and has introduced some sustainable initiatives. Lakeside Drive Community Garden will collect food scraps at the festival which we will turn into compost for the Garden. There will be an educational campaign providing information about separating waste, placing...
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Banana Circle Workshop

The freckle sentinel program is coming to an end and in May we can all start growing bananas again. This workshop will help to prepare for an abundant harvest. The banana circle is the most effective, compact and low maintenance method of ensuring success. Help us rebuild and plant out...
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