Fern Ave Community Garden
The City of Unley leases the Fern Avenue Community Garden to a community group to grow fruit and vegetables and meet in a straw bale building to learn about organic gardening.
All residents are welcome to apply for one of the available plots for cultivation, although the plots are very popular and a waiting list may apply. Gardeners are asked to refrain from using chemical pesticides or fertilizers on their plot to fit in with the garden's organic ethos.
The Garden hosts a straw bale building that was build by volunteers where organic gardening courses are held regularly throughout
the year. The courses include a broad range of topics including pest control, plant propagation, soil preparation, composting and companion planting.
The Garden also hosts a includes a composting toilet that operates along similar principles to home compost bins and requires no water for flushing.
The garden is open to visitors on Thursdays between 9am and 11am. Working bees are arranged on the second Saturday or Sunday of the month. The garden closes if the temperature is over 35 degrees.
For information about the Organic Gardening Courses contact Janet Fensom from Alternative 3 by phoning 8379 8941.
To join the community garden, you can download an application form by clicking here.
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