Community Gardening

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


Places are limited so  to book your place go

Green Cleaning Around the Home – Workshop July 26th


Come along to learn how “green cleaning” can save you time and money, free up space in your cupboards, and make your home a healthier place.

Green cleaning

Green cleaning

A few safe, inexpensive ingredients will take care of most jobs.

There will be time for questions and discussion, we’ll try to solve your cleaning problems, and look at where you can obtain reliable information.

Sunday July 26
10:30am sharp to  – 12:30pm

Workshop Presenter: Gwen Hanna

Refreshments are provided at the end..

It is FREE to attend but Places are limited so please book your seat here,

Native bee hive

An Introduction to Native Bees – Workshop Sunday the 28th of June 2015

Come along and learn about the different types of native bees found in and around Coffs Harbour.  In this workshop we will cover ways to identify bees and their social behaviour, including foraging and nesting needs.

Native bee hive

Native bee hive

You will also learn about creating hives for both social and solitary bees and keeping social bees for honey.

Starting at  10:30am and concluding at 12:30pm

 Presented By Steve McGrane

The cost is FREE but places are Limited so please book your spot now. Go to

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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