New Community Garden in Lane Cove at Hughes Park

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If you are interested in community, food and gardens, you will be pleased to know that a community garden is now being established in Lane Cove at Hughes Park.  Hughes Park is the new community park that was officially opened last weekend.  It is located at 304-314 Burns Bay Road. Constructed on the site of a former Bowling Club, Hughes Park contains the latest play equipment, a Braille walk, fitness equipment, a connected path network, native plantings and a community garden which will be operated by FoodFaith. The park is named after former local Billy Hughes who 100 years ago became the Prime Minister of Australia. Billy was also the Member for North Sydney and still holds the record as the longest-serving MP with 58 years of service, 51 years at Federal level.

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The community garden will be run by FoodFaith.

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The community garden offers local residents and groups an opportunity to exercise their green thumbs! The Planting Seeds community garden is being run by not-for-profit organisation FoodFaith, which believes in “fertile common ground”.  The garden will bring together local community and faith groups to work alongside one another to learn more about different traditions, customs, beliefs – and food sustainability practices. Lane Cove residents have the option of either participating as part of a group or on their own.

FoodFaith’s Planting Seeds community and interfaith garden aims to foster social cohesion and engagement with sustainability.

There will be opportunities for your own patch as well as tending shared garden beds with community and faith groups. If you are in the local area, the FoodFaith Planting Seeds garden will also give you an opportunity to compost and recycle those veggie scraps!

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FoodFaith is looking to recycle your pre-loved gardening tools and gardening books and magazines.

If you are interested in joining the new community garden or have a contribution to make, please contact: [email protected]

This is a very interesting proposal.  They have received a grant from Lane Cove Council.

This development comes at a time when Permapatch, the community garden located at Lane Cove North is under threat.  Permapatch is located on the grounds of the Uniting Church on Pacific Highway Lane Cove North. The site is currently for sale as a redevelopment site.  This site is the home of the first church in Lane Cove.  The Church is on the Heritage Register and must be protected.  However Permapatch may need to relocate.  You can find out more about Permapatch here.  You can visit Permapatch every Sunday between 1.00pm and 4.00pm

If you already have some herbs or veggies growing in your garden, then you might want to participate in a Crop Swap.  Lane Cove resident Laurie Green has established a crop swap programme and you can find out more about it here.

It is great to see this community action as another fabulous scheme, the Open Gardens sponsored by the ABC, closed this year.  A few Lane Cove Locals such as Bridget and Mandy used to open up their gardens for charity.

This was the flyer for last year’s open house.

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Information

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  www.foodfaith.com.au

 

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