We are excited to offer another year of informative and interesting workshops at Bethania Street Community Garden. We have something for everyone, from Art in the Garden for Kids with local artist Megan Forward, to Introduction to Permaculture. Our seasonal Harvest Share starts off our 2020 events on Sunday 23rd February, 2.30pm - 4.00pm. Check out our Events page here for full listi...
Well what a year 2019 has been for Bethania Street Community Garden!
As the Wynnum Manly Community Gardens Group turned 10, we celebrated many achievements and our garden at Bethania Street continued to thrive! New bamboo trellises were built, new garden beds and edging were installed and our noticeboard was given a revamp. We had an amazing program of events, with local artist Megan Forward facilit...
A big thanks to Brisbane City Council for the Cultivating Community Gardens Grant funds.
This year this BCC money has provided the Garden with a new compost thermometer, materials for edging the food forest, materials for building our two bamboo trellises and supplies of organic fertilisers. This financial support is greatly appreciated.
At our recent Sustainability for Kids workshop, children learnt about the importance of the 3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. They were shown how to make beeswax wraps and planters from recycled milk containers. Learning these skills will build their sense of optimism, confidence, enthusiasm and connection to make a positive difference to the world.
Our garden has had a facelift! At the recent working bee twenty dedicated people not only replaced four of our old, deteriorated hardwood beds, with three new, longer Colorbond beds, but shared lots of laughter and delicious nibbles for morning tea. A huge thank you!
Our most recent Come Visit My Garden event was hosted by Bill and Linda Barrett at their beautiful and highly productive garden at their home in Thorneside. Established in 2009, Bill and Linda grow fruit and annual and perennial vegetables. A small composting system and chickens are also important parts of their garden. They ensure there is habitat for birds, lizards and insects so that these helpe...
Clytie Binder, from Brisbane City Council, presented a fantastic compost and worm farm workshop at the garden recently. 25 people attended and learnt many new skills regarding composting, how to start a worm farm and how to generally reduce household waste.
At our recent Annual General Meeting, 25 of our members enjoyed hearing from Toby Birtwhistle, from The Small Crop cafe in West Avenue, Wynnum West, who spoke of his passion for sharing locally sourced, sustainably prepared food.