Do you know about sustainable gardening?

The Nest Community Volunteers ; Rachel, Leslie and Sarah making terrariums for sale in the shop

Chicken cuddles, wild bees and making Japanese kokedama – The Nest Community’s gardening group are bringing the outdoors to life and they are currently recruiting green-thumb volunteers.

Since 2014, The Nest Community in Everton Park has fulfilled its purpose of providing a safe and supportive environment for women of all ages to connect through craft. Situated in a beautiful Queenslander home that feels like Grandma’s house, they had the opportunity to establish a volunteer-run neighborhood community garden to improve their surrounds, thanks to a grant from The Mercy Foundation in 2017.

The Nest Garden

Three years later, The Nest has a dedicated gardening group that has established a worm farm and small veggie plots at the rear of the house and regularly produce cuttings or terrariums for sale. At the front of the house, they have partnered with Brisbane City Council to run a compost hub where neighbours can turn their kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost for the garden. 

Unlike a community garden where individuals are given their own plot, The Nest garden is worked on by everyone and they are looking for volunteers who love the outdoors, want to learn new skills or share knowledge and can work in a group underpinned by intergenerational relationships and mentoring.

Want to get involved?

  You don’t have to commit to a regular day – once a week

   or even once a month

  Join a working bee – next one 17 October

  Can’t volunteer? Plant donations are welcome!

  Drop-in and chat to the ladies in the Haberdashery shop or

    go to the website to register. https://www.nestcommunity.org.au/get-involved/

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