Mackie Lane community garden was started by a group of local enthusiasts in 2008-2009. Both gardens enjoy support from Mosman Council, our 50+ members and the broader community.
Ausgrid made land available that was originally a sub-station which has been sealed and all garden beds and pots are above ground. In all, the garden has approximately 60m² beds initially made from re-cycled wooden palings on pallets and over 100 pots. Almost all the beds have now been replaced with reconditioned intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) fashioned into wicking beds.
Over the last decade or so the garden has doubled in size and developed further with the addition of two sheds, a rotunda, a greenhouse, solar electricity and a 13,000 water tank harvesting water from the neighbouring garage business. Worm farms, composting and wicking techniques all help meet the gardens sustainability objective.
The garden allows us to grow a wide range of flowers, herbs, fruit and seasonal vegetables. From galangal and curry leaf tree through to everyday herbs, tomatoes, strawberries, eggplant and chillis.