Community Garden workshops

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Chris at the garden, next to the blue greenhouse

CHO has recently taken over the lease to the property at 268 Beach Road which has been home to a community garden, a men’s shed and a recycling store (Waste Nott) over the past 15 years +. The property belongs to Housing SA, and we have the use of it for the next two and a half years. Over the past few weeks we have had a few workshops to explore some ideas about what we might do with the space. By chance, the Saturday workshops have been on beautiful days, and we have had a really good time talking and exploring ideas with a bunch of folk, some from CHO, some from the neighbourhood, some who already use the garden, some who are entirely new to it. We hope to be able to meet, be productive, learn and create in a place that will offer peace, inspiration, and a chance to have fun. We hope that it will be a place that feels welcoming to a wide range of folk, and where we can experiment with ways to live in community with each other, and with nature, in the suburbs.

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Chris, the current Social Work student with CHO, has run the workshops and been wonderfully enthusiastic and committed to the project overall…

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Marcus with head down, Katrina and Kylie at the first workshop

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Richard under the gazebo

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Katie and Jack the dog, with someone’s tummy at the garden beds

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Katrina, Marcus and Robyn

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Richard and Jude

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Sun shining on the table at the first workshop. Half of Kylie, Jude, Katrina and Natasha, with a bit of Chris’s back…

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Shadows and light – arty shot!

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Some of the folk at workshop 1

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Katrina writing up Strengths

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The finished list… lots of good stuff…

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and even more dreams…

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Marcus (there were two Marcus’s), Kim, Jaromi and Kylie at workshop 2

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Marie, Lou, Richard and the other Marcus at workshop 2

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Plan of the garden as it is now

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Marcus and Katrina in the garden

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Chris with some of the new design ideas

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Kim, Michael, Lou, Marcus

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Richard, Kylie, Katie, Eli, Marie, Kim, Michael at the second workshop

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Sitting around the table  in warm winter sunshine talking ideas together

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The table from another angle

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The pizza oven at the garden

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Eli, Michael, Katrina and Katie getting ideas down

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