Mandurah Community Gardens is getting a makeover of the community plot area and new pathways being laid soon. To make way for this, the reticulation needed to be moved to allow easy access to the solenoids. While doing this, other maintenance and repairs were made on the reticulation as well. This work has been possible with the help of generous donations, and through the time and effort given by volunteers to get the job done. A new solenoid housing was made by Brian and he moved and connected it up - great work..thank you!
With COVID-19 restrictions being eased, we're all now out in the garden and getting busy - and isn't it wonderful!
Gardens are all about life and growth.
With the changes brought on by the COVID crisis, it hasn't deterred us. Instead, the members have used the time-out to reflect on what we needed to do to improve things around the garden. The MCG committee members toiled over many ideas at many meetings both online and at the gardens to make the garden a welcoming sanctuary for members and visitors alike. The enthusiasm and efforts made are a credit to every member involved.
So, what has been happening?
Mandurah Community Gardens has connected up with many knowledgeable and helpful people and organisations in the Peel area.
We have been helped and supported by Community Development Officer, Thomas Wood, from the CIty of Mandurah who has come up with many great ideas and advice for the gardens to integrate with the wider community. This is an ongoing project with new links to our community being established and maintained.
Mandurah Community Gardens received a visit from Zac Kirkup MLA Dawesville and Liberal candidate for Mandurah, Ryan Burns, who were introduced to the gardens by members. They showed great interest and enthusiasm for what the gardens provides to the community and have offered their ongoing support. Ryan followed up by organising a generous donation of carpet off-cuts for controlling the winter weeds. Later in the month, committee members met with Amanda Burton at Zac Kirkup's office to discuss sources of funding, namely Containers For Cash, and community involvement ideas. It was an invaluable and constructive meeting that has given Mandurah Community Gardens many avenues to explore and utilise.
We have some big cost projects coming up, particularly with redevelopment of the Communal Garden area, garden paths, maintenance of older plots ,reticulation overhaul, and security of the grounds.
Our workshops are back on again, starting on 5th September with a series of handy gardening topics hosted by our long-time contributor Chris Lampard. Chris will be teaching us about growing from seeds, composting and preparing the garden for summer. Always popular workshops, everyone is looking forward to seeing Chris again.
The Gardens are here for you
If you live in the Peel region and haven't been to the gardens at all, or in a while, feel free to drop by and look around!
Mandurah Community Gardens is a great place to meet people, have a chat and to feel the serenity!
Mandurah Community Gardens supports mental health awareness
and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
We're back baby, Mandurah Community Garden is now able to open its gates to the community and visitors are most welcome on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 9.30am and 12:00pm.
Social Distancing, hand hygiene and staying away if you are unwell is still in place as we continue to comply with the WA Government's instructions.
On behalf of Mandurah Community Gardens, we acknowledge the First Nations people across Australia and Torres Straight Islands, paying our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.
Thank you for nurturing this land.
MCG member Pamela is a keen apiarist and is offering her home-grown honey for sale*.
1kg - $16
500g - $8.50
300g - $5. 50
If you would like to place an order for her fresh honey, please email Mandurah Community Gardens: email@example.com
*While stock lasts
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posted on Facebook to celebrate National Volunteers Week
Volunteer member Jade shared this on our Facebook page to show us how well her garden is growing after the rains in April. The plants look so fresh you can almost smell them in the pictures!
To see more, go to our page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/MandurahCommunityGardens/
While in the COVID19 emergency, MCG's secretary Cheryl got to work with creating this tool holder board for her garden.