Casual Worker

Get your hands dirty at our working bees, come socialise and get to know your local neighbours, work together and learn how to plant, harvest and maintain an edible organic garden. 

Benefits

  • Free access to the community working bees
  • Our gratitude for your contribution
  • Volunteer at the working bees whenever you are available with no minimum commitment
  • Regular newsletter and Facebook updates about what's happening in the garden
  • Invitation to workshops and training
  • Access to garden information guides
  • Use of garden facilities and gardening equipment
  • Work with a team of experienced and like-minded gardeners
  • Learn how to garden by principles of permaculture and organic farming
  • Join our social activities to get to know your local neighbours and community and make new friends
  • Improve your health and wellbeing by getting outdoors in the sun, engaging in physical activity and reducing stress
  • Learn about ways to live sustainably in an urban environment through waste minimisation, composting and water usage techniques that can be used by people in their own homes
  • Most of all, the knowledge that you are contributing to the running of a community garden that promotes sustainable living in the city. 

 

 

Expectations 

  • Respect the garden and its users at all times
  • Practice organic gardening principles - minimise pest and control weeds using biological rather chemical means
  • Be wise with water use and follow any water restrictions that are in place
  • Accept personal responsibility for working safely to minimise any risks to yourself and to others using the garden
  • Look after tools and garden equipment, use them safely and wisely and store them as you would like to find them
  • Bring only clean, safe, organic products onto the site.  Any contaminated soil, materials or tools are to be kept clear of the garden
  • Those who lose or damage tools or equipment, other than by normal wear and tear, will be asked to pay for their replacement.

The Following are not permitted in the garden:

  • Domestic animals 
  • Use of pesticides or fertilisers, except for those allowed under organic certification
  • Trees or shrubs that are long-lived or large. Pawpaw's and pigeon pea are allowed as long as they don't unduly shade neighbouring plots
  • Contaminated soil, mulch or plants, including those from fire ant infested areas
  • Timber treated with CCA or other poisonous chemicals
  • Structures including sense, sheds, compost bins, bays or storages bins. Trellises are allowed, as long as they are firmly constructed and do not unduly shade neighbouring plots
  • Dangerous or unsightly material such as rusty iron sheeting, broken timber, torn shade cloth or concrete rubble.  

 

If you would like to join us by becoming a Casual Member then please fill in the following survey so that we can get to know you!

Once you have filled out the survey please check out our online calander to see when the next volunteer induction/orientation is held (these happen fortnightly Sunday morning at 7.30am).