- Official launch of Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens, with special presentation by leading organic writer, grower, and educator, Tim Marshall. Copies of Growing Community available for $10.
- Tour of the rapidly evolving Glandore Community Garden
- Practical workshops and demonstrations.
- News and updates from community and school gardens around Adelaide.
- Organic afternoon tea provided.
- All welcome!
Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens
Growing Community is a comprehensive guidebook for starting and sustaining community gardens. Together with its companion website, the booklet covers the latest evidence for the benefits of community gardening, tips for getting started, avoiding common pitfalls, sustainable and creative garden design, gardening in schools, integrating community gardens into health and community programs, and much more. Copies are available at the launch for $10. Following the launch, they will be available for $15 posted or for free download from www.canh.asn.au.
For 25 years, Tim Marshall has been at the forefront of the organic sector as a grower, writer, trainer and inspector. He writes for a number of publications including Acres Australia and Gardening Australia Magazine. Tim’s most recent book is Bug: The Ultimate Guide to Organic Pest Control.
Arrive at Glandore Community Garden, explore and visit displays
2.15 Guided tour of Glandore Community Garden
2.30 Official launch of Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens
Delicious, organic afternoon tea, drinks, book sales
3.10 Two sessions of concurrent workshops and presentations, including innovative worm farm systems and organic pest management.
4.20 SA Community and School Garden Network update and meeting
Community gardens and school gardens are invited to bring along flyers, story boards, photo albums and other materials to add to the display. Don’t forget hats and water bottles!
Public transport: Catch the Glenelg tram to Glandore station or bus along South Road to stop 8 (stroll across oval)
Further information: contact Kate Hubmayer, kate.hubmayer [@] marion.sa.gov.au or phone 0402 971 553