Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Community Gardens meeting in Sydney

We’ve got lots to show!

Randwick Community Organic Garden will give us a brief outline of their Committee and operating structure, a tour of the garden, our Permaculture principles and layout, solar and battery system, chooks, biopod, a range of composting systems, water storage and distribution and aquaculture.
We also would like to talk about plans for a National Gathering in Sydney next October and set up an organising group.
Tell all your community garden friends to come along!


  • Randwick Community Organic Garden, Paine Reserve, Botany Road, Randwick (northern side of the soccer field just off Meeks Street)
  • Directions: We are located at the NORTHERN end of the reserve off BOTANY street and opposite MEEKS street. Rainbow st runs along the southern border. Keep your eyes peeled for the entry gate at the end of the park and drive in.
  • Coming down Gardeners Rd. (from the Princes Highway at Tempe, you turn left at Dacyville park lights, first left after Houston street. Look out for Flower Power Nursery a kilometer back on the right and a Greek orthodox church about 200m out on the left. Turn left at Dacyville lights, into the big Kingsford roundabout, straight through to rainbow street, up the hill, past Amber tiles, past three streets on the left and turn left at the park, right at the end of the park opposite Meeks st. Coming down ANZAC Parade, just stay on it till you hit the big roundabout in Kingsford, turn left and follow the directions above past Amber tiles.
  • if you are travelling by Public Transport go to http://www.131500.com.au to go to ‘Place of Interest’ = Paine Reserve, Randwick

Friday, 10 February 2012

What weed is that ? or is it ! and Harlequin Beetles

As time goes by i slowly become aware of a broader variety of plants growing in our Community Gardens,

Here are just a few of the plants we have in residence at the Community Gardens with some very interesting history and background reading to be found, note these aren't being grown by gardeners but aren't hard to miss.

Datura stramonium - Thorn Apple - Jimson Weed

Portulaca - Purslane - Pig Weed

Rumex acetosella - Sheep sorrel - sour weed

Malva parviflora - Marshmallow


Harlequin Beetles

more Harlequin Bugs and their control

I hope you find the above links useful,

Happy Gardening


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