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Neighbourhood Garden

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 Veg-out on Thursdays

work together in the garden from 4-4.45 pm during Eastern Standard Time.

 

 

 

About Us

Our Mission

TNG aims to provide a sunny open space for local residents and students to learn organic gardening skills, grow nutritious food and engage in healthy outdoor exercise.

The TNG will help to reduce carbon footprints and assist in protecting food security by growing vegetables, herbs and flowers locally.

Enquiries to tng . member . news @ gmail . com

 

Community plot planted out 1st. May 2 016Community plot planted out 1st. May 2 016

Our Committee

Executive and committee elected  at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12 April 2016 at Taroona Bowls Club.

President: Tina Curtis

Vice President: Nel Smit

Secretary:  Jane Howard

Treasurer: Michael Lynch

Committee: David Coleman (Infrastructure manager), Margaret James, Bridget Green, Ruth Butler, Roger Steedman and Martin Howell.

 

Our Constitution

Here is a pdf of our constitution which was adopted at the AGM in February 2012

Constitution

Establishment

A supportive Kingborough Council supplied the land in 2007. The original idea was pitched by local garden enthusiast Nathan White, and the work of constructing the plots and establishing the garden was done by our own local organic gardening guru, David Stephen, ably assisted by Nathan.

The garden consists of 50 family or group plots of about 4 square metres each. There are also 2 long communal beds with a rotational system in place, and other 'community' areas around the perimeter fence. There is a herb garden on the outer perimeter on the Chiton Place frontage.

Grants

Taroona Neighbourhood Garden is very grateful to the following who have provided grants to assist iin setting up the garden, fencing it and supplying essential equipment and plants:

  • Tasmanian Community Fund
  • Nyrstar
  • Kingborough Council
  • Premier Lara Giddings Discretionary Fund
  • Feeding the Future Fund

Subscriptions

An individual family or group must be a financial member to garden on a plot. The annual sub is $60, but a concession ($25) is available on request for Low Income Health Care Card holders.

Associate membership for those without a plot is $10 ($5).

Enquiries

You are welcome to call in to the garden at any time to look around and talk to whoever is there. You will often find one or two members working away there, so ask them about the garden. If you are interested in taking up a plot, email:

tng @ taroona . tas . au