Shire of Goomalling

Community Garden Update

Posted on: Friday, 16 June 2017 at 10:30:50 AM

Volunteers are working hard to get the community garden up and running for everyone to enjoy. Some 120 hours have been put into planning, development and implementation of the collective vision.

The permaculture course set the foundation for the garden design using techniques such as swales to maximise water capture from the lay of the land (pictured right) and a variety of planning techniques such as herb spirals, mandala and keyhole gardens to maximise limited space. The garden will demonstrate a variety of these learned techniques, providing a platform for knowledge sharing and socialising.

Hazelnuts, fig, weeping mulberry, orange, lemon, mandarin, passionfruit, pomegranates and lime create the “Food Forest” and so much more nourishing foods are still to come as we continue to establish the Noongar bush tucker garden and vegetable boxes.

Congratulations to all the volunteers for achieving so much in a short space of time, without you the garden wouldn’t flourish.

Thank you to Central Ag for donating fertiliser shuttles for wicking beds; Noel & Martine Scattini for donating Lilly Pillies; Judd Stead, Wheatbelt NRM and Rob and Beth Boase for support with the Noongar garden; Darrel Weinbrecht and Brad McConkey for the beautiful garden gate; and the Goomalling Shire employees for the path which runs through the site.

Keep up to date with what is happening at the garden, events and interesting information by following the (Goomalling) Community Garden Facebook page

www.facebook.com/GoomaGarden/.

 

To arrange your safety induction prior to attending the site or information regarding the project contact Tahnee Bird, Community Development Officer cdo@goomalling.wa.gov.au or 08 9629 1101.

NEXT GARDENING SESSION

10am, Monday 4 September 2017

 

GARDEN CONTACTS

Jules Thygesen     0417 913 487

Peta Marrell               0467 895 811

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