At Curly Community Garden we grow organic produce together.
All garden plots are communal, to ensure the maximisation of crops,
to facilitate crop rotation and to promote interaction between garden members.
Please join us at one of our Weekly Working Bees:
Saturday mornings from 9-11am or Wednesdays from 3-5pm.
On Saturday 15 August 2015, a group of about forty people gathered at the North Curl Curl Community Centre (formerly the Dee Why RSL Bowling Club), on the corner of Griffin and Abbott Roads, to show their support for establishing a community garden in North Curl Curl. At this meeting, a Management Committee was formed to plan this exciting initiative.
There has been a lot of paperwork and a few hard decisions to make – the biggest one being choosing the best location for the garden. After considering a few locations, we decided that the most suitable option was for the garden to be established on the grounds of the North Curl Curl Community Centre (NCC CC).
On Thursday 2 June 2016, the Northern Beaches Council accepted a Draft Concept Plan for NCC CC that included the establishment of a community garden on the western bowling green. The Concept Plan was on public exhibition from Friday 3 June until Friday 1 July 2016 and was subsequently included in the Final Concept Plan for the community centre.
On Tuesday 9 August 2016 (about one year after the initial gathering) the Final Concept Plan for NCC CC was approved by the Northern Beaches – making the establishment of Curly Community Garden become a reality! To make things even better, the garden’s application for a start-up grant of $5,000 was approved by Council the same evening!
The garden’s first working bee was held on Saturday 12 November 2016. Four large and four small raised garden beds were constructed, filled and planted – as well as a herb spiral. The first AGM was held on Saturday 10 December 2016.
By June 2017 another 19 raised beds and a second shed had been added to the garden and in October, a native bee hive. In July 2017, we were thrilled to receive a Northern Beaches Council Stronger Communities Fund grant to establish a Food Forest at the garden. Work on this project began in November 2017.