Our goal: to grow fabulous food, friendships and community while learning organic gardening practices.
3rd Sunday of the month – 9:00 – 1:00
For information about our new open access scheme, which allows garden members access at hours of their own choosing, contact Michael Hyland or Sharon Miller. See below for contact details.
all ages (children with a carer)
all experience and abilities
182 Bowral Street
Access is from the eastern end of McDonald Street
Drive past the preschool
Turn right into the church driveway
Find the garden to the right of the car park
Find out more:
Contact: Michael Hyland 0448 739 373
Sharon Miller 0451 536 423
Four Seasons Community Garden News
What’s on in the garden?
Mini Workshop – 7th April at 10am in the garden
Broccoli and some of its cruciferous cousins are at home in the Southern Highland winters.
*Learn why they are called super veggies
*Learn how to grow them
*Plant a few while you are here
What to bring: Gardening gloves and a trowel if you have one. Hope to see you in the garden
“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” – John Keats
Hello everyone. We have survived a hot summer in the garden. A big thankyou to everyone who has helped with the watering! Now, let’s enjoy the cooler mornings and evenings as we prepare our garden for the winter chills. Sharon
AUTUMN IN THE GARDEN
Have you all caught up with the fact that there will be no Thursday working bees in the garden from now on? Instead, you are free to visit the garden at a time that suits you best. If you need details of this new arrangement please contact Michael Hyland or Sharon Miller.
How is your composting going? We enjoyed an excellent workshop on the 17th of February!
Please note the planned induction program scheduled for the 17th of March. Please notify Sharon Miller that you plan to attend.
There is no working bee over Easter weekend.
We will need some extra working bees to lay paths and erect the water tank. Watch for these SOS calls.
Sunday 17th working bee with Michael (9am-1pm)
Sunday 17th induction program (10am for about an hour)
Sunday 7th working bee with Michael who will teach us about brassicas and other winter crops
Sunday 14th Robertson Market (10am–2pm)
Sunday 12th Robertson Market (10am-2pm) - coincides with Mother’s Day
Sunday 19th working bee and meeting of the garden working team
A full class of 25 eager composters attended a workshop in the garden on Sunday, 17th February. Fortunately the compost bays are in the shade because it was a hot morning.
Jill Cockram, the coordinator of the Moss Vale Community Garden, explained and demonstrated both a cold composting method and a hot composting method for making beautiful compost. Thank you Jill.
Each attendee gratefully received a free compost bin from the Wingecarribee Shire Council. A big thank you to Libby Guest, the Waste Education Officer for the Wingecarribee Shire Council who facilitated registration for this event and organised the gifts of compost bins. Thank you too, to the ladies from the garden working group who provided a lovely morning tea
November 18, 2018 Garden Day
Luncheon Cooked and Eaten in the Garden
At the end of a busy morning working in the garden and on the Gazebo by enthusiastic garden volunteers, Birte with Liz working alongside, worked her culinary magic and served the garden team with a delicious lunch using ingredients mainly grown at the community garden. Complements from satisfied diners were abundant as everyone wondered how they could produce such a delicious meal so quickly.
Four Seasons Community Garden - Bowral
The ADRA Four Seasons Community Garden – Bowral, was alive with activity on Sunday morning, 21 October. A large group of helpers gathered to transform the garden into SpringFest, an event designed to share the good news of a community garden for Bowral with the community.
A mild, calm day encouraged a steady trickle of people to come to the event where they listened to short talks on gardening themes, browsed an array of stalls, and enjoyed lunch or a snack to the soothing sounds of the buskers' music.
Not only did everyone seem to be enjoying themselves, but a number of people expressed an interest in becoming a member of the garden team or in receiving information about upcoming events. Funds raised will go towards much needed garden infrastructure.
Thank you everyone who helped to make SpringFest a success!
Citrus Tree Planting Demonstration
A lovely sunny morning was a great start to our garden event on May 27. A lemonade tree joined the other citrus trees in our garden. Michael, our garden supervisor, managed the planting, answered questions and encouraged the keen garden helpers to join in the fun.
Honey Ginger Lemonade and Fruit Truffles were served for refreshments.
Recipe for Fruit Truffles
1cup dried fruit of your choice
1 cup jumbo raisins
3/4 cup cashew nut pieces
1tsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1/4 tsp salt
1/4cup desiccated cocount (for coating)
Place ingredients - except coconut - in a food processor.
Process for 1-2 minutes until ingredients start to stick together.
Process for another 15 seconds, adding a little water if mixture is too dry.
Place coconut in a separate bowl.
Take teaspoon-sized portions of mixture and shape into balls.
Roll in the coconut.
Place in an airtight container and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
(Acknowledgement: "Simple, Tasty, Good”, Signs Publishing Company, 2010)