Ku-ring-gai Council was instrumental in the setting up of the garden and continue their support along with enthusiastic residents of the area. The Turramurra community bank branch of the Bendigo Bank and the State Government also helped with financial support. A lot of work has gone into constructing the garden by the members with hard physical work and grant applications in the early days.
The result is an established and productive garden with dry stone retention walls on the sloping site, a greenhouse, shade house, wicking beds, worm farm system, compost bays and a solar electricity system.
We have both communal garden areas where we all work together in teams & 20 individual plots. Our working bees are every Saturday morning from 9am to 12noon, but members can work in their plots at any time during the week. Members of the public are free to visit at any time as the area is not fenced. Due to competition from various animals for our produce, we have cages for some of our raised beds and netting over the fruit trees when they are fruiting. It is a constant battle.
Our membership, of around 45, is all ages and cultural backgrounds who come together in friendship and with a love of gardening.