One year after some Neighbourhood Centre volunteers decided to establish a community garden, garden beds and plant tubs were planted out in March 2015 behind the “Hub” in Churchill.
The beds have been built up using cypress and a stone retaining wall has been constructed along the base of the embankment. Then all beds were backfilled with organic matter and compost using the no-dig gardening technique.
The two compost bays and five worm farms located nearby have provided rich soil to top up the beds and tubs where a variety of edible and decorative plants are now growing using organic principles.
The Churchill Garden Group is a voluntary organisation and membership is free. Available members pick up organic materials from local businesses to feed the worms and add to the compost.
We meet Mondays at 10am at the Churchill Neighbourhood Centre and have a working bee afterwards when we do garden maintenance chores or fund raising activity preparations as well as socialising together and sharing each other’s gardening knowledge. Working bees for more complex chores like garden construction are organised when needed. Plant cuttings are shared and friendships formed.
Mondays 10am – 12pm.