Community Gardens in the Eastern Suburbs: Randwick City Council area

Are you interested in finding your green thumb? Are you wanting to grow your own food but have no backyard? Have you walked past community gardens and wanted to join but didn’t know how?

This post is for YOU! This post is the first of three posts which will be dedicated to identifying all of the thriving community gardens specifically within the three local councils of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs: Randwick City Council, Waverley Council and Woollahra Municipal Council.

The post has been created in order to make it easy for people to see all of the community gardens that exist within the Eastern Suburbs, and to have a look at their group pages and websites.

Randwick City Council – Community gardens

Randwick Community Organic Garden

Location
The Northern end of Paine Reserve on the corner of Rainbow and Botany Streets, Randwick (187-203 Botany Street)

General Information about the garden from the RCOG website
RCOG is a community of gardeners interested in working towards a sustainable future by growing fresh organic produce and plants, learning about organic gardening and permaculture techniques, sharing skills and knowledge with the local community and cultivating the health of soil, plants, wildlife, people and community. We don’t use pesticides or herbicides, we create our own composts and collect our own rainwater. We share the fruits and vegetables of the communal gardens and tend our own plots.
Our present motto is: ‘He who plants a garden, plants happiness’.

How to get involved?
The garden holds its monthly working bee every third Sunday of the month (10 am in winter and 9 am in the daylight saving months) Everyone is welcome to come and lend a hand!
Free Monthly educational workshops are also available for members, and non-members are also welcome for a small donation!

Membership
2014 annual membership fees are $55 for an individual ($30 pensioner/student) $80 for a household membership ($60 pensioner/student). For all membership information click here.

Links to find out more about RCOG:
Email: randwickcommunityorganicgarden@gmail.com
Website: http://www.rcog.org.au/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/128944703851767/

Coogee Community Garden

Location
Behind the scout hall on Dolphin Street

General Information about the garden from the Randwick Council website
A group of people living in Coogee who love the smell of home grown tomatoes. We want to establish a garden in Coogee so we can grow vegetables and nurture community. Over the past few years, a small but dedicated crew have maintained the enthusiasm and the dream of a community garden. And, now it is a reality!

How to get involved?
Gatherings are held on the first Saturday and third Sunday of every month

Membership
Membership of Coogee Community Garden (CCG) is open to adults of 18 years and above, although children and young adults can attend the garden with their parents and guardians.

There are two kinds of active members at the CCG.
** Garden Lovers — those who participate in activities of the garden, such as using the community garden areas, but do not have a plot
**Garden Growers (Plot members) — those who have been allocated plots.
(For more information on membership, click here.

Links to find out more about CCG:
Email: coogeecommunitygarden@gmail.com
Website: http://coogeegarden.wordpress.com/ (no recent posts though)
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290920733307/

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