Coffs Regional Community gardens

Understanding Soil Health – Sunday Nov 22nd

In this workshop we will discuss how to assess your soil health in relation to growing healthier plants.  We will look soil analysis, existing plant indicators, the soil biome, pH of soil and its implications and adjustments. We will also discuss the importance of organic matter, mulch, composts, natural fertilizers, worms, fungal relationships, legumes and liquid fertilizers.

Sunday 22 November
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Bugs Beware – Growing Carnivorous Plants – workshop Sept. 27th

Come and learn about the different types of carnivorous plants you can easily grow in the region. We will discuss their similarities and differences, appropriate growing conditions required and their effectiveness in controlling insect populations.

Discover some of the local species of carnivorous plants on the day and where you can view them in nature.There will also be plenty of time for questions on the day.


Sunday September 27 – Presented by Steve Hooper
starting at 10:30am sharp and concluding at 12:30pm


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Workshop 24th May 2015 ‘Love food hate waste’ from 10.30am

In NSW on average every household throws away about $1000 worth of edible food each year – that’s a total of 1.1 million tonnes of food waste in NSW alone!


Come along to this participatory workshop and learn about meal planning, correct storage how, to reduce food waste and some inspirational ways to use leftovers.

A healthy lunch and snacks will be provided.

Presented by Local celebrity and runner up to the 2015 Coffs Regional Woman of the year award, Julie Ferguson.

Sunday May 24

10:30am – 12:30pm


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‘Using Plants and Fowers to Reduce Garden Pests’ Workshop at the CRCG – 26th April Presented By Steve McGrane

Ever heard of an insect reservoir or how having one will assist your garden to thrive? How about getting help from a HIPPO? If not, then come along to this very informative workshop!

You will learn about the fascinating behaviour and lifecycle of your garden insects, including information on how to assess the population, what plants they do and don’t like and many ways to attract the ones you want and deter those you don’t.

This information is suitable for both the backyard gardener and larger scale Agricultural/ Horticultural producers who would like to learn more about Organic production strategies.

The Cost is Free and starts at 10.30 am sharp and concluding at 12.30. Light refreshments are also provided.

Coffs Creek bank

Creek bank rehabilitation project at the Coffs regional community gardens 8th March from 9am

Coffs Regioanl Landcare and Coffs Regional Community Gardens are holding a joint rehabilitation project on the Coffs creek tributary that runs on the northern side of the community garden.

This  Sunday the  8th of March from 9am, Aaron Hartley of CHCC will be onsite to facilitate the project. The creek banks  will be nicely prepared to make its easy for participants to plant trees and shrubs that are suitable for the location.

Coffs Creek  bank

Coffs Creek bank

This will reduce the need for weed control in the future and the trees will provide shade and habitat for local native birds and other animals.

All are welcome to attend, tools and equipment will be provided. Please wear suitable footwear and a hat to protect yourself. Meet at the front of the community garden in Combine st reserve.