Jane Street Garden progress, upcoming projects and a big thank you! 
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News at the gardens


Dear Jane Street Garden supporters!

Firstly, a huge thank you to all you garden supporters for your commitment and hard-work at the gardens.  It has been amazing to see everything come together.  Piece by piece together we are creating a thriving ecosystem and developing a welcoming and warm communal space to share skills and knowledge.  

Here is a quick snapshot of some things happening down at the gardens:

We Won a Grant! 

Great news, last week we found out that we were awarded the Cultivating Community Gardens Grant under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program rum by the Brisbane City Council.  We now have much appreciated funds to purchase new seedlings, saplings and seeds to plant out the following zones:
  • Edible flowers
  • Perennial herbs
  • Water efficient herbs
  • Green manure and mulch plants
  • Beneficial insect attracting and pest repellent area,
  • Fruit trees,
  • Native bush tucker 
  • Medicinal herbs 
  • Sensory garden.  
Keep up to date with our Garden Calendar for workshops that will cover each of these zones in the new year.  If one of these areas are of particular interest to you and you would like to get involved in the planing phase of creating these gardens then we would love to hear from you!  This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills in creating a diverse and thriving permaculture garden. 

New Garden Entrance and Seating Area

Thanks so much to SAE Institute for their generous donations of a beautiful concrete greek style table and chairs, as well as materials to build our new grand entrance!

Recycling Community Waste and Creating Community Connections

Jane Street Gardens are now collecting spent coffee beans and fruit and vegetable scrapes from the following cafes: Plenty, Kombi Koffein, Expresso Garage, Mango Tree Cafe and Cheeky Bean.  This is wonderful news as together we are reducing the amount of waste heading to landfill and instead composting these materials back into rich organic soil.

A huge thank you to Scott Mackinnon and Aaron Webber for helping to create these local community connections and streamlining our collection processes. 

New Nursery 

Secured and full of organic, growing, sprouting seedlings!  Our range is continually growing and expanding - drop by either a Monday or Tuesday to check it out and pick up some new organic herb seedlings for your garden. 

New Front Perimeter Garden Borders in the Process of Being Built

Bradley Garnett and his working community crew have been busy building new raised garden perimeter beds.  This has been a great improvement to the appearance of our front gardens, reduces dogs from urinating on edible plants and has allowed us to build up rich soil to plant out our organic seedlings.  

Nursery Open Day was a Success!

We have had a wonderful group join us for food, live music and an introduction to our community
garden on the weekend during our Garden Open Day.
Thanks so much to all the volunteers who made the day possible, as well as our generous donors to the raffle (including Avid Reader, Green Grocer, Perfect Potion, Mango Tree Cafe, Ground Around Town and Mappins Nursery). 

The Garden is Thriving!

All of our hard work in improving and enriching the soil in our communal beds is paying off - check out how abundant our garden beds are becoming.

Upcoming events

We have a number of workshops that we are in the process of arranging for the new year so please keep an eye out on our Jane Street Garden Calendar  for more details.  Here are our regular working bees:  
  • Regular garden working bees every Monday and Tuesday from 8.30am onwards followed by a BBQ 12.00pm (Tuesday only; by gold coin donation)
  • The crew from SugarBag will be opening and dividing our Native Bee hives.  If you would like to come watch and learn about the process join us down at the gardens at 2pm Wednesday the 9th of December.
Lastly, we would like to say a big thank you for all your support and hard work at the gardens.Thank you for creating a beautiful and inspiring space to come together and work toward a vision of sustainability.

Warm regards

Melissa Smrecnik
Garden Coordinator 
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