Tuggeranong Uniting Church acted on a vision to lead the development of a neighbourhood garden in the Erindale precinct. This flourishing garden provides a vital connection with folk in our neighbourhood. The garden is situated on an 830sq m block of vacant land at 39 Comrie Street, Erindale – just across the road from Erindale Shopping Centre in the heart of the Tuggeranong Valley.
In the media every day we hear about childhood obesity and unhealthy eating choices; disconnected youth; or isolated and lonely elderly. The aim of the garden is not only to grow vegetables and to encourage healthy eating; it is even more about building links between individuals and community groups in the neighbourhood, and developing a sense of “belonging” for people in the Erindale precinct.
Would you like to become part of our gardening community? We welcome interest from individuals and organisations! The garden of course has raised garden beds to grow vegetables; but it also includes a native and flower garden to relax in and for children to explore, and is designed to be wheelchair-friendly. The theme of the garden is inclusion.
The gardens utilities area includes a storage shed, compost bins and a workbench. The garden also has a 1,000 litre water tank which collects rainwater from the pergola roof. There is also a mains water available.
If you’d like to come and garden with other people the regular time is: Wednesday mornings 9:30am – 11:00am. Just bring your hat and gardening gloves!
For more information visit the Erindale Neighbourhood Garden website.