The garden, under the auspice of Hornsby SC, commenced 5 years ago after an advert was placed in the local paper to gauge interest in starting a community garden in the Hornsby Shire. Great interest was shown, and the council gave the garden a beautiful parcel of sloping land at the rear of the old Edgeworth David homestead. Units and townhouses in the area mean residents have limited opportunities to garden. EDCG offers a place to socialise with people from different cultures and to share gardening skills and produce. The garden has over 45 members and their families at present. Our oldest member is 87.
A grant was obtained to start up the garden and several above-ground wicking beds were constructed. A large and a small shed were taken down and reassembled on site with the help of the local men’s shed. We now have many vegetable gardens, including a double trough for edible water plants, fruit trees, banana circles, fruit vines and bushes along with a large 3-tiered compost bay. Catholic Care, Northcote Foundation help in the garden and several preschools visit on occasions.
Volunteers will be happy to show visitors around the garden and to answer questions.
We are a 5 min walk from the station.