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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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Urban Agriculture Research

Robert McDougall’s Urban Agriculture Research – Plain English Summary Chapter 1 – How productive are urban gardens? 23/7/2018 This document summarises work undertaken by Robert McDougall, PhD student from the University of New England, on urban agriculture in Sydney and the Illawarra. It is intended to be a plain English summary of the first chapter …

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Environmental damage

  Mort Bay Community Garden is situated in  a pocket of native garden land featuring a stunningly beautiful array of gum trees, wattles, tea-trees and banksias between Short Street and McKell Street. Our members support the local bush-care group in their efforts to remove invading weeds and to plant native grasses and shrubs. Our common …

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The Blue Star Metropolitan Sustainability Awards

The Blue Star Metropolitan Sustainability Awards were hosted by Randwick Council this month at Little Bay in Sydney.  Organised by the Keep NSW Beautiful campaign, it was a day of inspiring speakers, delicious food and a really interesting group of people, councils, parks, community centres and independent agendas. The speakers’ subjects: the Return and Earn – …

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NYU Student garden visit

NYU students with teacher Jane Elkington On a sunny Monday afternoon in November, a group of students from New York University dropped in to visit our community garden for an hour. They’re here in Sydney for a semester, studying environment and society, and were keen to find out about our approach to veggie gardening, and …

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