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Putting in raised beds for planting

These raised garden beds are being made according to the principles of hugulkultur. Hugul what? Hugelkultur means “hill culture”, so the beds are first filled with logs, …
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Several pats on the back!

Our herb gabion wall got its final finishing touches yesterday. We had run out of rocks so Graham got hold of some river rock, so …
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We did it!

We were successful in our funding application to the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund. This means we will soon be working with council, Mecano and …
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It’s National Volunteer Week!

Yesterday the Gympie Volunteer Centre and Cooloola Human Services Network held a morning tea for Gympie volunteers. Mayor Glen Hartwig and MP Tony Perrett were …
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Our first monthly harvest swap

The turnout for the harvest swap this morning was amazing. People brought along plants, tree seedlings, all kinds of food (from fruit to vegetables), home …
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Our President hero

Graham Chapman has been with the community gardens since its beginning. Over the years he has done just about everything you could do in a …
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A sign of the times

We are enormously thankful to Josh Kerr for putting together this sign for us. The original, colourful design was done by Glenbo when we are …
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Ask and ye shall receive

Two days ago, we posted this wanted poster on FB, for people with whipper snippers. The post got over 1,800 views. And guess what some …
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Heads up!

Image by A_Different_Perspective from Pixabay Our meeting for December has been moved to Saturday 19, December at 8.30am (we will have a short working bee beforehand …
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Let there be…water

Today we got water put onto the site, with potable and non-potable risers. Excited to almost be able to have a drink and water plants …
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Meet our new member, Jeffrey

Today’s working bee and meeting were both very productive. We had loads of new and old members keen to get the garden going. After the meeting, …
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Morag Gamble’s take on community gardens

Community garden banana circle Morag Gamble is a world-renowned permaculture educator, speaker, author, blogger, film maker and designer. She recently held a YouTube masterclass called ‘How …
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Composting workshop

The composting workshop we held today – the first after Covie – was a real success, despite the rain that hit hard at one stage. …
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Our rough plans

In December 2018 we came up with a list of needs and wants in a series of early morning discussions. Mel Marx very kindly helped …
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Getting back into it

Hi people! We are hoping to get back on track as soon as restrictions on gatherings with over 10 people are lifted. Our next meeting …
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Living in Gympie

We are featured in the February 2020 edition of Gympie Living. You can read it online here! Happy reading!
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