Welcome to our garden!
Growing community since 2011

How our garden works

Mort Bay Community Garden is run by volunteers. Most of our garden beds are communally run, Members work together and share all produce. A few beds are used by local childcare centres.

Get involved

Members can get their hands dirty at our regular working bees and help out with both the day-to-day care of the garden and in the planning and organisation of our activities.

Join us

We welcome new members! Annual membership is $30 ($20 for concessions). Pay by cash or direct deposit.

Garden blog

Got caterpillars munching on your veggies? Looking for advice on composting? Want to know what we’ve been up to recently at MBCG? Find out all this and more on our blog.

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Our garden in viral times

Hello fellow gardeners I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy! This is both – my heartfelt wish and a sentence that gained some gravity in recent days. These are uncertain times and as a community group and garden we need to address some serious questions. I’m sorry that this letter is …

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Tomatillo Salsa

Recipe from www.Epicurious.com Makes about 2 cups Total Time 45 min Ingredients 1 kg fresh tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and quartered 1 fresh serrano chile, seeded and chopped 1/2 large white onion, cut into 4 wedges 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup chopped coriander 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Preparation Coarsely purée tomatillos, …

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2019 Xmas Raffle – prize winners!

We congratulate all the winners and thank everyone for supporting the work of our garden by buying raffle tickets and donating prizes.   Prize Winners   Persia won the 1st prize, the large hamper basket with champagne, a bottle of wine, a Xmas cake, 2 ceramic mugs, voucher of Art of Bloom florist, AESOP products, …

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Level 2 Water Restrictions: Watering guide

  The beds with red signage are fallow. They only get watered on working bees to keep the soil alive We aim for watering being done at least twice per week for all planted beds Only water the garden before 10 am or after 4 pm Water the strawberry beds: turn on the distribution tap …

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Cate: for the love of snow peas

My favourite veggie is – sugar snap or snow pea! I love to munch on them as I go about garden chores. They are great in a stir fry, blanched and thrown into salads or wrapped into Vietnamese rolls. What do you enjoy about being a member of MBCG? I love it when the Birchgrove …

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Planting Plan – Autumn Winter 2020

Here are our plans for the Autumn and Winter planting, provided water restrictions will be eased and we don’t have to keep some beds fallow.    

Chilli Coriander Jam

Here is Susan Hamilton’s recipe for the lovely jam she brought to the open day. Makes approx. 1.5 litres (6 cups) Ingredients: 8 large tomatoes (approx. 2kg), cored 2/3 cup (160ml) olive oil 10 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 10 small fresh red Thai chillis, stems removed 2 tablespoons cumin seeds 2 …

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Spring Fair 2019

Join us in the garden Saturday 26 October 10 – 1pm Join us in the Garden for our annual Spring Fair. There’ll be garden demos, potted herbs for sale and a delicious array of homemade goodies – scones & cream tea, sausage sizzle and produce hamper raffle. Bring the family, friends and neighbours!

Kasper: for the love of potato

Kasper Luel My favourite veggie is ___the humble Potato___ And why is that? It may well sound like a cliché but it’s because of its versatility… mashed, roasted, fried or simply boiled. I even used it in ice cream but that’s a secretly guarded recipe J I’m originally from Denmark and new-season potatoes were a culinary highlight …

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