Chooks in their run

Why we Keep small productive Animals at the CRCG

At the Coffs Regional Community garden we are striving to create a full working model of integrated self-sufficiency. From our stand alone solar power systems on our meeting space, composting toilet and aquaponics system to our large rain water catchment tanks, our composting systems, our vast range of edible plants, to our productive animals, we…

compost

Composting Workshop Sunday August 24 10:30am – 12:30pm

    Ever tried to make a compost heap and failed or simply didn’t know what you were doing right or wrong? Did you know there are many ways to ‘compost’? Do you know the advantages and disadvantages of various methods? Well, this is your chance to have all those questions answered and get hands…

Banana circle and food forest below muscovy duck pen

The Vast range of Edible Plants at the Coffs Regional community garden

  The Coffs Regional community garden has one of the very best collections of subtropical and warm temperate edible and useful plants to be found anywhere in NSW. Showcasing a vast range of fruits, vegies, herbs, nuts, grains, spices, exotic and native plants, the CRCG is now a literal botanical garden of diverse permaculture-inspired food…

Front of hot house

Cutting edge Aquaponics system at the Coffs Regional Community gardens.

Aquaponics is fast becoming recognized as the most compact and efficient way to grow many vegetables, herbs, some fruits and many species of fresh water fish in a close to natural system. Aquaponics is a hybrid system between Aquaculture (fish farming) and Hydroponics (Growing plants without soil). The great advantage of aquaponics is that it…

Peanut tree

Edible Plants of the Coffs Region

Learn about the incredible range of well-over 100 edible plants that are suited to our local climate and see them successfully growing in the Coffs Regional Community Garden. We’ll discuss their optimal growing conditions, utilizing certain species in micro-climates, unique plant characteristics, their geographical origins, how to propagate them and how to cook and utilize…

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