Volunteer in the Permaculture Community Garden

Fri 16 Aug 2019 - Fri 1 Feb 2019

9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Every week on Friday, until 17 Dec 2019
Permaculture Interpretive Garden
Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda St Randwick

Kitchen garden, forest garden, wild food and native plant garden, aquaponic and vertical garden or seed saving — what appeals? Those gardens are the choice on our regular Friday Permabee volunteer days. They're a chance to do, to learn, to get a little easy outside exercise.


There are three areas in the permaculture garden that the PermaBees work on:

  1. The kitchen and seed garden, with horticulturist Jon Kingston. Jon is setting up a seed bank to save seeds from the kitchen garden. This is a chance to learn how to collect, process and store seeds from someone working with the Inner West Seedsavers.
  2. The food forest/aquaponic-vertical garden array, with landscape architect and permaculture educator, Steve Batley. Steve is establishing a variety of fruit trees, shrubs and other plants that will eventually become a small food forest. The aquaponic and vertical garden system was set up to demonstrate what people could do in their small courtyard gardens.
  3. The wild food and habitat garden. This is a new garden now starting to take shape as the plants become established. It will feature a range of wild foods, bushfoods and native plants.

The Permabee was set up to provide people with an opportunity to learn-by-doing, to engage in physical exercise, to practice what those doing the council's Organic Gardening, Forest Gardening and Gardening On The Wild Side courses learn, and to meet others.

Morning tea is provided.

What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, covered shoes (not sandals).

If this is your first time volunteering then please book in so that we know to expect you.

Wet weather: In case of wet weather the PermaBee will be cancelled, and we will let anybody who has booked know directly.

Public holidays: the PermaBee is not run on public holidays.

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