St Bede’s Community Garden was first established in 2006 with the financial assistance of a grant from Port Adelaide Enfield Council, and labour from a Work for the Dole Scheme. Local businesses and residents donate plants, soil, compost, manure and garden tools.
Working bees are seasonal.
St Bede’s Community Garden uses consultative decision-making with the collective of plotters and volunteers involved in quarterly meetings, regular emails and messages in the communication book.
The Garden is located on the south east corner of the St Bede’s site, adjacent to the Community Hall.
Plotters contribute $75 per year towards water and watering system costs, with access to the garden at any time during the week to water, to weed, to plant and to harvest.
St Bede’s Community Garden is usually open to the public on Thursdays between 10 am & midday.
The ‘plotters’ in this garden are drawn from the diverse community that makes Semaphore so unique. Participants are from the local community, parishioners, artists and gardeners whose philosophies include sustainable and organic gardening and living.
Gardening Skill Workshops and Art Projects help break down barriers of isolation for those living in our area, especially for those living alone, recently moved into the area, retired, unemployed or unwell.
Those who participate in the Community Garden have the opportunity to learn gardening skills, increase their knowledge about caring for the environment and developing organic practices. Participants of a cross-generational community nurture their well-being through an outdoor activity. In association with Parish and the Semaphore community’s philosophy of sustainability we are able to offer a space in which to garden, learn, heal, relax, wonder, wander and have conversations about gardening, composting, worm farming, and community wellbeing.
Bede’s Bazaar (Op Shop),
200 Military Road, Semaphore
08 8449 5064
The Community Garden has a Facebook group.. Click here