22 October 2014

Free organic gardening workshop and Community Garden Open Day at Crace

| kowhai
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The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic community facility and meet the growers.

According to a 2013 Canberra Times article, this “2000-square-metre facility has been described as the Rolls-Royce of community gardens with raised beds, secure fencing, composting and irrigation systems, and barbecue area.”

The garden, which was built by Crace Developments, is now managed by the Canberra Organic Growers Society on behalf of the community.

“The community garden is a meeting place for residents and gardening enthusiasts to grow fruit and vegetables, and many of our growers enjoy sharing tips and extra produce with fellow gardeners,” said Crace Community Garden Convenor and local resident John Atwood.

“We are lucky to have this great community garden right here in our suburb, and I encourage locals to come down to have a look, find out what it’s all about and celebrate this fantastic community facility with us.”

Keith Colls from the Canberra Organic Growers Society will be giving a demonstration about seed raising and transplanting, growing in small spaces and making your own biodegradable pots from newspaper. To register for the Gardening Workshop, email crace@connections.com.au

The Open Day takes place Sunday 26 October, from 11am – 2pm (workshop starts at 12noon) at the Crace Community Garden on Langtree Crescent in Crace.

For more information about community events in Crace, see www.cracecommunity.com.au

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