The Kingston Community Garden aims to provide space and facilities for local residents to engage in organic gardening, grow nutritious food, share and learn gardening skills, and promote the benefits of organic gardening in the local community.

Events

Next Working Bee, Sunday 26 May 2024

The next working bee will be held at the garden, from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday, 26 May 2024.

Tasks:

  • Marking out the new garden beds around the shelter;
  • Removing the top soil where the new herb bed will be located near the shelter, to reduce weeds;
  • Removing the netting from around the apple trees;
  • Weeding around the trunks of the apple trees;
  • Pumping up tyres on the wheelbarrows;
  • Mowing the paths;
  • Clearing blackberries in the lower garden.

Please bring some food to share.

Annual General Meeting, 2024

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Kingston Community Garden Inc.

Date & Time: 12:00-1:00pm, Sunday 16 June 2024

Venue: Meeting Room at the Garden

All Garden members are encouraged to attend.

Garden News

Garden Beds Available

Garden beds are now available for new members.

These beds have been freshly weeded, and topped up with compost.

See the details on how to Apply for Membership.

Change of Access to the Garden

The fence has now been installed around the upper garden, so that the garden should be free of wallabies and rabbits!! A temporary pedestrian gate has been installed while a more decorative gate is being made.

All of the gates to the garden will be locked from Sunday 16 June. The same key will open padlocks on the pedestrian gate and the tools container, so that members will need to have a key to enter the garden from that date.

New keys are being posted to members.

Infrastructure Maintenance

Parts of the garden are now over 15 years old, and are showing their age. In particular, many of the garden beds have needed repair. It is much easier and more time efficient to repair a garden bed before it starts to fall apart.

An Infrastructure Maintenance team has been meeting on Wednesday mornings and repairing 1-2 beds per week. Over the past few months all but one of the garden beds on the western side of the main path have been repaired, and we are now working through the remaining beds. We are very grateful to Rosie, Arthur and Muthu for their valuable contributions to this work. Repairing garden beds keep the beds workable, sightly, and most importantly, safe for gardeners and visitors.

Besides garden bed maintenance, there are other infrastructure projects planned for the next few months, including building disability-access beds around the shelter, and upgrading the potting shed.

If you would like to be involved in this maintenance work then please contact us via email. You don't need any particular expertise, and the team is happy to meet at other times, whenever is convenient.

Infrastructure maintenance is work that we often take for granted, until things go wrong. It's an essential part of garden life that is both enjoyable and rewarding.