Habitat in Harmony Community Garden

Habitat in Harmony is a community garden located in Belmont NSW.

Much loved and cared for by the community, the garden has been growing fresh, organic seasonal veggies and fruits for nearly 20 years, and is Belmont Neighborhood centre’s longest running project.

habitat in harmony community gardenHabitat in Harmony aims to be an outdoor community centre, supporting the local community, while being a platform for sustainability, organic gardening and permaculture advocacy. Everyone is welcome in the garden and we have regular working bees.

DSC_6605What we do:

  • We are compost experts, and we make and sell beautiful compost ready to be used on garden beds. Bags of compost are available most of the year for $4 a bag, or 3 bags for $10
  • We sell our garden produce! It’s completely organic, no sprays, no pesticides, no herbicides, we use no fossil fuel derived fertilizers, and we use rain water where we can.
  • Worm juice fertilizer is often available for $2 per 2L.
  • Comfrey tea fertilizer per donation
  • seedlings and plants are for sale if we have a surplus.
  • Gardening classes: organic gardening, organic pest control, crop rotation, making organic fertilizers, making compost, compost tea and plant health and more.
  • We like to hang out with nice people. We are essentially a communal space, and group diversity and inter-connectedness is encouraged.

Current projects:

Landcare and Be Natural Grant.

We are incredibly chuffed to have been granted $2500 worth of funds to help reinvigorate a section of the garden which is designed to be a native habitat. In conjunction with Jobquest, Belmont High School, Belmont Mens Shed and Belmont Neighborhood centre, we aim to plant out our habitat garden with native tubestock with the help of a school youth group. The group will design and plant out the garden, and participate in art workshops, education days and social events. This is a big project, and participation from the local community is essential for this program to be a success.

Lake Macquarie Sustainability Grant.

Lake macquarie City Council continues to support habitat in Harmony by awarding us a grant to upgrade our watering system to maximise the efficient use of our rain water tanks.

Working bees:

All of the community are welcome to join us! Working bees occur regularly, you can be notified via our email list.

You can contact us via our facebook page

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