Community Garden at Wollongong Campus
UOW has a vegetable garden at the Wollongong Campus in the Building 25 courtyard and patio. The garden is made up of six individual raised corrugated iron beds and two wine barrel beds filled with limes, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, leafy greens, tomatoes, beans and herbs and was created in 2012 by a group from the Happy Bellies Food Co-op, the Enviro Collective as well as staff from Creative Arts, Education and the Environmental and Sustainability Initiatives (ESI) Unit. The resources to set up the gardens were provided by the ESI unit and Creative Arts. Another garden has since been created in the lower part of the courtyard and has been used in Creative Arts coursework activities.
Both garden areas are now being coordinated by the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts.
Who can get involved?
- Everyone is welcome to get involved.
- Help and you get to have a share of the harvest.
- Regular working bees occur on the first Friday of the month at 12pm for an hour of planting, weeding, watering and harvesting. All equipment is provided. All you need is to wear covered footwear, sunscreen and a hat.
- Help is also needed with the weekly watering roster.
- Workshops on gardening and composting are also planned.
- Please feel free to contact the Faculty firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about how to get involved in the garden.