Lismore Community Garden (LCG) has been operating since 2009 and is gradually developing the Garden Plan with the help of an active band of volunteers. LCG is a friendly, social place and each Saturday there is a shared lunch using produce from the garden. There is always a lot to do at the garden and everyone in the community is welcome to become involved.
Volunteers can help out in a variety of ways, including:
- Planting, watering, weeding, maintaining and harvesting fruit and vegetables grown in a variety of small garden plots, using organic principles and water conserving methods.
- Helping out with general garden maintenance, including mowing, whipper snipping and keeping the native borders and grounds looking near and tidy.
- Helping in the nursery with sowing seeds and nurturing seedlings for the garden as well as saving seeds from our crops.
- Getting involved in the various construction projects (currently building skillion roof and new garden beds) as the garden develops.
From time to time, we conduct domonstrations and workshops about sustainable gardening techniques and healthy eating, as well as more social events such as solstice celebrations.
LCG is also developing garden plots which can be rented on an annual basis by both individuals (such as those without their own garden) and community groups to provide activities for their people.
How do I get there?
The garden is located on Brewster St in Lismore (near the corner of Magellan St), just ashort walk from Lismore Square Shopping Centre. There are many different ways you can reach the site such as catching a bus (any bus that goes to the shopping centre will do), you can ride a bike, walk (if you are close enough) or drive.