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Graceville Community Garden
Graceville Community Garden
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Corner of Waratah Ave and Cordalba St, Graceville, Queensland, AU
07 3278 1829
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Ben Hamley Bron(wyn) Elliott Eileen Baker karl tuite Leah Aucoin Luke Reade Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
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Graceville Community Garden

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Urban, Community

Project Summary

A small and social community garden designed using permaculture, developed in association with Benarrawa community center.

Project Description

The garden has been developed on council land after a long application and approval process. It was finally opened on the 30th of May 2010 in the presence of Lord Mayor of Brisbane Campbell Newman, who planted a Macadamia tree. Following a permaculture design by Dick Copeman, the garden has grown with the work of a small group of committed and friendly gardeners. Extensive use of no-dig gardens for annuals has allowed people of all ages and abilities to contribute. A small orchard and banana trees are an investment in a longer term yield. On site composting of lawn clippings, manure and prunings provides planting media and fertiliser. Flowers are planted to attract insects and beautify the garden.

Graceville Community Garden


Compost production in high gear

With our compost bay system built, I ran a workshop to teach the garden members the basics. It resulted in much greater participation and therefore production!

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Summer Harvest

The Graceville Community Garden has been developing nicely. Here are a few photos of our harvest from an early December working bee.

Posted over 12 years ago (2 comments)

Operation Shade House

In order to propagate our own seedlings and cuttings, we sought to locate a shadehouse to meet our needs. Bunnings didn't sell them, so we couldn't use their recent donation to source one. As often happens, constraints force you to become creative.

Posted about 13 years ago (1 comments)

Working Bee

No-dig garden construction

Posted over 13 years ago (0 comments)
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