The Gardens are usually open every Tuesday, Friday and and Sunday, 9am to 1.00pm, and the garden co-ordinator (Olivier) is there to show you the ropes.  But there are also special events almost every weekend.


Resilient Gardens Workshop

Sun 03 Mar 2024

Presented by the author of the best-selling author of “The Permaculture Home Garden“, Linda Woodrow,  this two hour workshop will show you how to make your food garden summer resilient. Linda's home garden in suburban Park Beach is a lush oasis with food everywhere you look.

From 9.00 am (for a 9.15 start) until 12.00 (with breaks and time for questions)

Free

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Composting solutions for households

Sun 17 Mar 2024

Elizabeth Scott, the "Compost Whisperer", will lead us through all forms of composting, from the quiet black bin, to hot black bin, to giant heap, depending on families' time, energy and their availability of resources. The workshop will be very interactive, with lots of time for your questions. As Elizabeth says, "It is very satisfying helping people to turn their scraps into soil!"

From 9.00 until 12.00

Free

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Propagation

Sun 07 Apr 2024

Get ready to be amazed at how easy and fun it is to propagate your own plants. And now is the perfect time to start. Come along to this FREE workshop with Peter Green at the Coffs Community Garden and learn to propagate your own plants. The workshop will provide theoretical knowledge about propagation in the garden and practical propagating techniques. If you are continually amazed at how a little tiny seed can grow it into a large, productive plant, or just love the completely learn-able 'magic' of growing your own plants join us!

From 9.00 until 11.00

Free

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Seed saving

Sun 07 Apr 2024

Learn to save seeds from this year’s harvest and plant them again next year. Join Jeff Alcott from the Bellingen Seed Savers Group for a talk on the values of seed saving, techniques, tips and tricks, dos and don’ts. The session will also include an interactive demonstration with seed processing, discussion on sourcing and selection of suitable varieties and Q&A to cover participant’s experiences and interests.

From 11:30 am until 1:30 pm

Free

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Building insect pollinator biodiversity

Sun 21 Apr 2024

Two big words, "pollinators" and "biodiversity". Their meaning might seem obvious but maxmising our environments to increase pollinators is not well understood by most and yet is sooo important. In this workshop Steve McGrane (aka ABC gardening talk-back host, presenter, teacher, writer and consultant), leads us through the principles, his experience and the research that documents how to get more bang for your pollinating buck, aka how to encourage a greater range of pollinators, as this is the secret to maxmising the production of many vegetable and fruit species and helps balance predators and pests. A fascinating hands on journey will deliver you a wealth of knowledge and skills to turn your garden into a pollinators sign-post, Stop here!

From 9.00 until 11.30

Free

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Reducing Pesticide Runoff

Sun 05 May 2024

From 9.00 am (for a 9.15 start) until 12.00 (with breaks and time for questions)

Free

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Wildlife habitat protection and domestic animals

Sun 19 May 2024

From 9.00 am (for a 9.15 start) until 12.00 (with breaks and time for questions)

Free

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Invasive plants

Sun 02 Jun 2024

Andrew Hughes will be presenting this workshop on weeds that you might inadvertently introduce to your garden, that can become difficult to eradicate or manage, and a major pest if they get free.

From 9.00 am (for a 9.15 start) until 12.00 (with breaks and time for questions)

Free

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Adapting your Garden to Climate Change

Sun 16 Jun 2024

From 9.00 am (for a 9.15 start) until 12.00 (with breaks and time for questions)

Free

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Designing for Passive solar and Energy Efficiency

Sun 16 Jun 2024

From 9.00 am (for a 9.15 start) until 12.00 (with breaks and time for questions)

Free

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