Forster Community Garden

Fact Sheet February 2017 Final

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Organic Gardening Tips FEBRUARY FACT SHEET

What’s happening in the Gardens…..
Tuesdays 9:00am – 12:00noon: Garden volunteer work days. Come along and meet new people in the community and learn about sustainable gardening practices. Introduce yourself to Lena if you’re new and she’ll will be there to induct you as a new volunteer.

New group: Young Parents Garden Club commencing Wednesday 15th March – call Lena  to discuss what will be happening and/or to leave your name if you’re interested: P: 0481 299 675.

logoForster Farmer’s Market ‘GROW IT MAKE IT BAKE IT’ is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month – in front of the Forster Tourist Information Centre. Contact Linda for a stall: 0421 347 273

Stretching and strength-building in the garden with Fay Shacklock Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00am – 10.00am. Look for Faye 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.

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 the Forster Neighbourhood Centre roof 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.

Forster Garden Auspice Body: Forster Neighbourhood Centre – 02 6555 4351.