Community Garden Grows, and Grows!

Danawa Community Garden is growing… Growing silver beet, sweet potatoes, coriander and much much more!

It is also growing in membership, currently with over 50 paid-up annual memberships, over half of which are members with garden plots at the garden.

Danawa members enjoy being able to share in the harvest after our ‘Pick’n’Plant’ day working bees that are on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday of the month. They also love being able to grow their own seedlings in the propagating facilities, having a lovely place to relax and being able to occasionally fire up the pizza oven with friends and family in the ‘Sharing Shed’.

It’s a great compliment that increasingly other community groups are partnering with Danawa on projects and events, such as SCEG, Surf Coast Shire, Karingal Disability Services and 1st Torquay Scouts. Kids Go Bush runs weekly Outdoor Playgroup sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings as an opportunity for kids under 5yo to connect with nature in a safe and fun format.

To ensure that Danawa continues to be a vital part of the community we will be holding a  'Danawa Dreaming' planning day which will inspire us all into the future next Sunday

The next event after that is the Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday 25th June with lantern-making, bonfire, food and music. Richard Bennet will guide a meditation and speak about the personal experience of the 100 Dawns Fundraiser for BeyondBlue.

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Posted on May 31, 2016 .