Danawa in November

A warm welcome to our new member, Amy!

Lots on at Danawa this weekend, also get in early to register for the Cadel Evans fundraiser, and join in the Christmas event. 

Pick ‘n’ Plant

BYO this Saturday and the pizza oven will be fired up to heat up or cook your pizza/food following the regular 2-4pm session. There’s planting, tennis court matting, weeding and mulching, and sharing ripe vegetables. 

Remember, helping in the Garden together is a fun and rewarding part of being a member of the community garden.

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Don’t like baking cakes or fundraising sausage sizzles?  Here’s a fun way to raise $50 each to help fund garden supplies and minor improvements this year. 

Go to Cadel Evans website and register to help, naming Danawa Community Garden as your community group. Encourage friends to register too - so far, we have four people from outside the Garden nominating Danawa to benefit from their volunteering. 

Click on this link:


You will put in a couple of hours on a Saturday or Sunday in Torquay either assisting with registration, set up/pack down, course marshalling. If you get in early you can choose the most convenient street intersection where you’ll be positioned as the contestants ride by. In return, you’ll receive a t-shirt¸ cap¸ exclusive gift, food and water.


We’ve applied for grants – including one to help manage vandalism and security generally, and a generator.

Christmas get together with music

BYO food and drink – the pizza oven will be on - Saturday 2 December 4-8 pm.  Bring along your musical instrument and join in some singing - all ages of course. We will have sheets of music/words.

Sun Bear Children’s Festival

Take the children along this Sunday 11 – 3pm, Spring Creek Reserve (including Danawa) for this annual festival. Tickets at www.sunbearfestival.com


Unfortunately a couple of members have started up their own unauthorised Facebook page titled Danawa Community Garden in opposition to Danawa’s Facebook presence, Danawa Gardeners.  Please ignore this and, if you have any concerns, email danawacommunitygarden@gmail.com

Mint and private plots

A reminder that mint is best grown in pots, otherwise it will take over your plots, and paths.


On behalf of the Committee

Posted on December 10, 2017 .