Garden Group Meets Mondays between 10.00am and 12.00 noon at the community garden at 11 Prentice St, Nagambie.
Group Leader: Robyn Northey
Phone: 0458 147 333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community House Garden has been a labour of love for close to eight years. Designed and instigated by Donna Winter-Irving, it has continued to grow and now produces wonderful vegetables and herbs all year around, available to the community of Nagambie for a small donation. Today, around ten people meet up every Monday to plant, harvest, weed and have a jolly good time together. Got green fingers or would like to get some? Then Monday mornings at 7 Prentice St is your time and place to be!
Each Monday morning a group of people who enjoy gardening or who want to learn more, meet at 7 Prentice St. They work, chat, and have morning tea together. They also produce vegetables for sale. Feel free to wander past and check it out.
Produce is also for sale at the Community House, 363 High St on Monday afternoons.
Every year, Australians spend $7 billion on professional gardening and landscaping services. A staggering number, perhaps especially considering it is Baby Boomers and older generations who are leading the way. The figures do however highlight how very important the great outdoors is to us all. To some, gardening isn’t only about making the immediate surroundings look beautiful and inviting, to them, gardening is also about community.
Every Monday at 10am, a group of enthusiastic volunteers meets up at 7 Prentice Street where a very productive garden is constantly growing, changing and expanding. The idea and vision way back in 2012 when the group started, was to recycle, reuse and reinvent, rather than buying new. Fruit boxes were painted and filled with soil. Timber, corrugated iron and star pickets were used to build the compost bays. Donated pots, bricks, worm baths etc, quickly filled the yard and a round table was donated and placed under the old carport which is now where the group sit for their morning “smoko”. (Except during winter that is, when they move inside for their cuppa.)
Every Monday, the garden is also open to the general public if anyone would like to come and have a look, or perhaps buy some produce. Any time of year, the garden is booming with different vegetables and herbs but the Garden Group also has several different types of succulents for sale for just a gold coin or two.
Eating healthy, green, and organic doesn’t have to be more complicated than taking a stroll down Prentice Street with a basket to pick up some veggies that have just been pulled off the branch at the Community House Garden. For the cost of a few gold coins, it is not just very affordable, it simply doesn’t get fresher than that! Why not bring your kids down as well, and show them how all sorts of different vegetables are grown, including melon, pumpkin, corn, strawberries and tomatoes. Produce is for sale on Monday afternoons also at the new Community House at 363 High St Nagambie. Come and visit.