Bowral Seventh-day Adventist Church

Our goal:  to grow fabulous food, friendships and community while learning organic gardening practices.


3rd Sunday of the month – 9:00 – 1:00

2nd Thursday of the month – 1:00 – 3:00

4th Thursday of the month – 1:00 – 3:00


keen gardeners
all ages (children with a carer)
all experience and abilities

Find us:

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

                                             Henriette Wessels      0431 599 491

Summer Garden News

Welcome to a new year everyone!  2019 - A New Year in the Garden


You will receive the summer watering roster from Michael any day now.

The new Hoselink hoses and fittings have arrived. Michael has placed them in the shipping container for our use. THANKS Michael and Marcella for watering through December.

Please remember to sign in and out on the forms kept in the shipping container.


Thursday (10th)      Working bee with Michael (1-3pm)

Thursday (24th)      Working bee with Sharon (1-3pm)


Sunday (3rd)           Working bee with Michael (9am–1pm)

                            This is also an opportunity for all garden team     members to discuss plans for autumn in the garden

Thursday (14th)      Working bee with Sharon (1-3pm)

Sunday (17th)         Composting workshop with Libby (WSC) and Jill (MVCG)

                            Time: 10am-1pm

                            Registration will be necessary. Watch for more details.

Thursday (28th)      Working bee with Sharon (1-3pm)

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.  

October Springfest


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)

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