Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mayor Anne Connon Opens Mackie Lane

Mayor Anne Connon opened Mackie Lane Community Garden on Sunday 26 February.

Our thanks go to Mosman Council, Ausgrid, Bunnings, Honeysuckle Nursery, Kimbriki Recycle Centre and Midas.

You can see some recent coverage of the garden by the  Mosman Daily.
Mosman community garden off the ground
Photos of the Opening

It has been four months since Mosman Community Gardeners starting clearing the site, building beds and planting seeds and seedlings.

The Mackie Lane tab has documented the garden's progress.

Mackie Lane has working bees on Sundays 3.00 to 5.00 with refreshments at 5.00.  Members visit the garden regularly to water and to set up for the working bees. 

The Mackie Lane is located near the corner of Lang St and Military Rd Mosman, next to the Midas car centre.

Our Middle Head Community Garden in the National Park near the forts on Middle Head is open on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday afternoons from 3.00 till 5.00. 

The garden is located at the back of the Soldiers’ Institute building. To see what we are doing, just walk through the NPWS boom gate at the far end of Middle Head Road. Facing you is the NPWS information centre. 

Take the uphill road on the left (Governor’s Road) and continue to the fenced-in wooden building facing the grassed area. Walk round to the back of the building and you will see our three current beds.

Membership of our gardens is open to residents.  You can contact us mosmancommunitygardeners@gmail.com or just come and see us at the gardens.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Grand Opening of Mackie Lane Community Garden on Sunday 26 February

The grand opening of Mackie Lane Community Garden will be on Sunday 26 February between 3 and 5 pm.Come along all welcome.Sausage sizzle and refreshments.

Mosman Mayor, Anne Connon, will officially launch the garden for us, which is looking absolutely fantastic thanks to everyone’s hard work. See the latest photos in the  Mackie Lane tab.

Thanks to our supporters Mosman Council, Ausgrid, Bunnings, Honeysuckle Nursery and Midas  who have been integral to creating the garden and making it such a success.

Come by and see how green and productive it has become. The beds are full of plants, the ponds are installed, the work table is now in position on the western end, the privet is gone to be replaced by a Christmas Bush, and the tool locker is almost been finished, many thanks to Lachlan.  The garden is already producing a wonderful range of vegetables.

New MCG members

Welcome and thank you to the those who have recently joined MCG  – Margie; Caroline, Stuart, Annabelle and Charlotte; Angela; Kirsten and Lachlan; Pamela; Silvana; Jan and Peter; Emma; Rowena, Peter, Nicholas and Max;  Lili, Mike, Joel and  Lina.  We really appreciate your support.

Membership of MCG and the gardens is open to residents. We have lots of information about the gardens and MCG on this website and the best way to find out more about joining is to visit the gardens during opening times.  Mackie Lane garden is open on Sundays 3 pm to 6 pm, Middle garden is open Tuesday and Saturday afternoons from 4-6pm.

Middle Head Community Garden

We now have three new garden beds at Middle Head. See photos in the Middle Head tab.

We look forward to seeing everyone at a garden, but in particular, hope to see you at the Mackie Lane Grand Opening on 26 February.