The Source Community Garden includes 7 large raised garden beds, a herb spiral, a small apple orchard planted along swales, a rhubarb and artichoke patch, wheelie bin worm farms and an enormous wood-fired pizza oven! Recently, shop customers have been able to visit the garden to pick their own lettuces and silverbeet, and we have just planted a large crop of garlic. The garden has been designed by local permaculture designer Hannah Moloney and has been created and maintained by volunteers at working bees.
Currently the garden is managed by a volunteer garden manager, who organises monthly working bees. Volunteers water the garden during the week.
Our vision for the garden is for it to be a vibrant community place, which provides practical teaching and learning opportunities around small-scale urban food production, such as permaculture, crop rotation, natural pest control and seed saving. We also hope that the garden can continue to supply the shop with fresh-as-can-be fruit and vegetables, and toppings for our wood-fired pizzas too.
We attempt to have a working bee on the first Saturday of every month, from 10 - 1 (although its best to check facebook or call the shop before to see if its still on!). Everyone is welcome! We usually try to make lunch from things on the garden to share afterwards too : )