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Taroona Neighbourhood Garden Inc.

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 About Us

Our Mission

TNG aims to provide a sunny open space for local residents 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. We have about 50 member families and individuals who rent a plot to grow vegetables for their own households.

We welcome visitors to enjoy our garden and gain inspiration, but please do not pick our produce.

Enquiries to tng.@taroona.tas.au

TNG is now a member of Garden Clubs Australia - see more about GCA here 

At the Grow Your Own Food Festival October 2021At the Grow Your Own Food Festival October 2021  

Our Committee elected at AGM 30 March 2022

President: Michael Lynch

Secretary:  Deirdre Brown

Treasurer: Christophe Marcant

Committee: Michael Asher, Nel Smit, David Coleman, Peter Lutz, Margaret James, Mary Mansbridge

Left: Mayor Paula Wriedt opens Grow Your Own Festival October 2021

 President's annual report presented at 2022 AGM


 

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 48 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.

Constitution

A few rules

  • Cover the children’s sand pit after use to keep animals out.

  •  Keep the gates shut and if you bring a dog into the garden, keep it on a leash and off the vegetable plots.

  • After using hoses, turn the water off at the tap tightly and rewind the hose around the tap stand.

  • Do not waste water. Before watering, do the ‘finger test’ – poke a finger into the soil and if it is moist under the top 10 mm, you do not need to water.

  • Do not use poisons. We are an organic garden. This means we do not use any Artificial Substances in our garden.

  • Respect other people’s plots.

  • Safety is your own responsibility.

Subscriptions

An individual family or group must be a financial member to garden on a plot. The annual sub is $60, but a concession ($30) is available on request for Low Income Health Care Card holders.

Associate membership for those without a plot is $10.

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