Mosman Community Gardeners promotes edible food gardening and helps other community organisations establish food gardens. We also support other community groups and causes. If you would like help establishing a food garden, please contact us.
Here are some examples of our work in the community –
Our Mackie Lane garden and rotunda, which now has solar lighting for night time events, is a wonderful resource that we share with other community groups. For example, Mosman Community College conducts art and photography classes at the garden. If you would like to enquire about using the garden for a community cause, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Mosman Carers’ Cafe
On the third Friday every month we find suitable foliage and greenery to take along to Mosman Council’s Carers’ Café. The produce we take is greatly appreciated making the “whole place smell nice” and invoking pleasant memories. Contributions include basil flowers, pineapple sage, native mint, correa, tarragon flowers, cosmos and flowering pak choi, collected from Middle Head and Mackie Lane gardens.
Teaching children about growing food
Middle Harbour School has its own beds at Mackie Lane and we host regular visits from the children at nearby Northern Nursery School and Kinderland.
Asylum seekers are invited to the Middle Head garden by the National Parks and Wildlife Service at Middle Head, and they work with MCG members helping out with weeding, painting etc.
MCG Market Stall to help raise funds to build houses in Cambodia
Rather than go to Schoolies, Year 12 Mosman High students travel to Cambodia to build houses for people in need through the Tabitha Foundation. MCG took the opportunity to have its own stall at their fundraising event to support this great work, as well raise awareness about community gardening and sustainable living.
Beauty Point Public School Food Garden
A team of MCG members worked with enthusiastic Beauty Point Public School parents and students to build veggie gardens with materials donated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Around 50 people joined in. Since the initial working bees at the end of 2012 the garden has grown from strength to strength.
Neutral Bay Uniting Church
MCG members helped with the building of a community garden at the Neutral Bay Uniting Church, including planting over 100 different varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. We will continue to give advice and assistance.
Cancer Council North Shore Relay for Life
We had a stall at the Cancer Council Relay for Life to help spread the word about healthy eating and growing your own vegetables.
The Big Lunch
For several years Mosman Community Gardeners assisted the Mosman Home Gardeners Association organise the Big Lunch to help encourage the growing of edible plants. Everyone was invited to join in the community celebration and to bring food to share that includes something home grown, even if it is only a sprig of parsley!