The Forster Community Garden provides an inclusive space for the wider community. A motivated and committed team of volunteers put their blood, sweat and tears into making the Garden a success. We enjoy the generous support from MidCoast Council and Bunnings Warehouse to keep our community activity going. The Forster Community Garden offers residents of the Great Lakes the opportunity to come together to share ideas and learn how to grow their own organic food in a sustainable manner. The garden uses the water collected from a rainwater tank to water the gardens through a drip irrigation system, the volunteers make compost and ‘worm wee’ is used to fertilise the plants. Established in September 2007, the garden is open to all members of the Great Lakes community to participate in sustainable gardening.
What’s happening in the Gardens…..
Garden volunteer workdays. Come along and meet new people in the community every Tuesdays 9:00am – 12:00noon and learn about sustainable gardening practices. Introduce yourself to Robynn if you’re new and she’ll will be there to induct you as a new volunteer. For more information contact FNC on 6555 4351.
Stretching and strength-building in the garden (Ninja Nannies) with Fay Shacklock Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00am – 10.00am. Look for Fay in or around the garden Gold coin or $5 donation accepted.
Seven Trees for Seven Elders is a special combination of traditional bush food trees, native to this area, acknowledging seven elders from the Worimi people – the original custodians of the land on which the FNC and the garden operate from.
Forster Community Garden is managed by Forster Neighbourhood Centre