Bungendore’s Community Garden growing

Feb 14, 2011 by

Bungendore Community Landcare Group have set up a Community Garden on the Turallo Terrace Common. After receiving a grant of $6588 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, water was connected, five garden beds dug and garden infrastructure established. It took 50 man hours to erect a shed, and in addition the group has set up guttering and installed a rain-water tank. The Trust was very impressed with the project during a recent visit for the official opening.

The Community Garden group’s participants include residents with limited garden space and newcomers looking to make friends in the village.  Members are all learning skills from one another, swapping seeds and tools, and helping each other look after the plants.

Bungendore Landcare has been enriched by involvement with ‘The Garden’ and some landcare members have become Community Gardeners. Member, Robert Walters’ regular articles in the Bungendore Mirror have attracted considerable interest, as well as educating Bungendore residents about the skills and knowledge involved in vegetable and fruit growing. The Garden has helped to bring people of like mind together.