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.
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.
Celebrate and share the bounty from your garden and kitchen. Bring along herbs, fruit, vegetables, seedlings, jams, home baked goods, eggs (dated please) and enjoy swapping with other gardeners over a cuppa - or just come along. This is a community event so please bring your friends, relatives and neighbours.
Welcome to another year of interesting and enlightening workshops and events at Bethania Street. As well as our seasonal Harvest Shares (no booking required), there are opportunities to learn about organic gardening, poison free weed management, arts and crafts and unprocessed and fermented foods. Award winning local artist Megan Forward is also returning with a school holiday art workshop for kids...
Despite very inclement weather, our recent Harvest Share saw about 30 people swapping some delicious produce. Members of the Graceville Community Garden committee visited for a tour and to see how Harvest Share works. They were impressed with our garden. Thanks to Soraya and Jenny N for being the official "tour guides".
A lovely sunny day saw a group of very creative folk learn the art of lino print making with local artist Megan Forward. Inspiration for our print designs were taken from the garden, and we all went home absolutely delighted with what we had created.
Our playgroup and events program are amazing community facilities that our garden has provided for the last five years. We need new volunteer Playgroup and Events Coordinators to keep these integral activities going at the garden.
Without volunteers to take on these rewarding and fulfilling roles, playgroup will finish at the end of February and events will not continue after 2017.