Taree Community Garden keen to welcome new volunteers

Kiara Goodsell is a regular volunteer at Taree Community Garden. Families with children are urged to visit the garden to take part in the May 27 working bee.
Kiara Goodsell is a regular volunteer at Taree Community Garden. Families with children are urged to visit the garden to take part in the May 27 working bee.

Taree Community Garden is set to prepare garden beds for a new crop of garlic at its May 27 working bee.

Volunteers are needed for the autumn working bee that will begin at 10am and finish around 12.30pm.

Working bee co-ordinator Bree Katsamangos said the plan for the day may include using the new tiller and planting garlic bulbs. The garden committee is keen to continue its garlic growing project as it is a developing source of income for the community garden.

Bree predicted the working bee would also involve volunteers planting seed, thinning planted seedlings, weeding paths, turning compost and a little mowing.

“Come along, wear sturdy enclosed shoes, sun protection, bring plenty of water and your mug to share a cuppa. Children are always welcome.”

Taree Community Garden is also involved in the MidCoast Compost Crusade. It is a pilot program involving local community gardens that has a goal of trying to divert one tonne of food waste from landfill in six months. Additional information about the compost crusade will be available at the working bee.

Taree Community Garden is located in Wynter Street. The entrance to the garden is opposite the Aldi carpark.