A community garden needs one special ingredient to make it great – community! Everybody in the neighbourhood has something valuable to contribute to this garden and the CottonTree Community Garden is encouraging all local community members to be a part of it. Come to one of our meetings (held monthly on the third Wednesday of every month, become a friend of the garden and share your ideas or skills, nominate yourself for a committee position, propagate seedlings – there are lots of ways you can get involved:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cotton Tree Community Garden Survey Results 2012
1. What were the main reasons you became a member of the community garden?
2. What do you like most about the community garden?
Meeting friendly new people to share ideas with in an open and peaceful environment.
Growing a choice of various organic fruits and vegetables in an urban environment.
Ease of accessibility

3. What doesn’t work and how could it be improved?

Under utilised plots.
Lack of community participation with communal garden spaces and attendance to meetings.
Difficulty watering during dry season due to size of garden, lack of water pressure, and
underused water roster whiteboard.
Availability to affordable soil needed to fill falling plots

  4. How often would you like to see garden meetings held?

5.  How should we rank our priorities for next year?
6. What kind of workshop tickles your fancy?
7. What could you change or do differently that would make it easier for you to get

more involved in the garden?

Being able to know how to participate, contribute, and help more around the garden.

Having access to soil, mulch and compost that could improve the garden beds.

Being able to dedicate more time to work on plots and garden.

  8. Do you have a particular skill the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre could utilise and are willing to use?
9. If the Community Garden was a person how would you describe its personality?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Community Garden Open day

Come and help us celebrate 3 years of growing together

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Do you have a balcony, verandah or windowsill that you’d like to grow an edible garden or a community garden plot where you want to maximise the yields in a compact space? Or are you renting and need ideas on temporary, mini portable gardens that you can take with you? Or maybe you are a beginner gardener or family with children wanting to start small with some simple easy solutions?
If you need help and want to learn some simple, easy-to-follow steps to produce an abundance of vegies with a minimum of time, money and energy – then join us at the CottonTree Community Garden for a tips-and-techniques packed practical workshop that will inspire you to get started or build on what you already know:
Presented by Anne Gibson Founder/Publisher of Green Journey and The Micro Gardener(www.themicrogardener.com) Anne will show you how easy it is to make your own potting mix, plant up a salad garden in a repurposed container, plant for year round abundance and through clever design, have colour, beauty and fragrance in your edible garden. Weather dependent, the workshop will include a tour of the community garden plots.
Date:Saturday, 23 February 2013
Time: 9.00am to 11.00am
Venue: Cotton Tree Community Garden, Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Fifth Avenue, Cotton Tree.
Cost: $10.00 non-members $5.00 members
Bookings Required. RSVP to Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Ph.: 5443 6696 to register your interest. Limit 40 people.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pizza in the garden
This Sunday 24th June we are celebrating our second birthday.
We will celebrate the occasion with pizza in the garden at 12 Noon.
All Garden Members Welcome:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The 2012 Community Garden Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 16th May at 6pm. We had some changes to the committee and wish to thank the outgoing committee members for all their hard work in doing the administration of the Garden, over the past year and more.

It's great to have a new committee coming in, and they are ready for their new roles. We are pleased to have Caroline continuing in the role as secretary.

Committee members for 2012-2013
Chair: Mark Ellis
Secretary: Caroline Parry
Treasurer: vacant (please put your hand up if you'd like to fill this role!)
General Committee Members: Elizabeth Anthony, Denise Melloncelli, Sheena Gilmour.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Living Smart Free Workshop

Living Smart is hosting a free workshop at the CottonTree Community Garden from 9.30 am
Saturday 19th May

Creating Habitat Geckoes
Wildlife- Planting locally native vegetation to encourage, protect and feed local fauna.
Get up close and personal with Geckoes' collection of furry and feathered friends.

Learn about locally native Sunshine Coast animals that you might find in your own backyard; as well as listening to advice on planting locally native vegetation and creating habitat to encourage, protect and feed local fauna.

No booking requiredBring the kids!

Everyone Welcome

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Community Gardens Saturday Market day

CottonTree Community Garden is holding its first market day for 2012 Saturday 28th April
A variety of
 *Potted Plants * Books * Craft Items and  Cake/Sweets will be available for sale.

Come along and be part of the fun

8:00am - 12:00      

Friday, April 6, 2012

Something to think about

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World”. Most students listed

1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids

2. Taj Mahal

3. Grand Canyon

4. Panama Canal

5. Empire State Building

6. St. Peter’s Basilica

7. China’s Great Wall

The teacher noticed that one student had not finished her paper. So the teacher asked if she was having trouble with her list.The girl replied, “Yes, a little, I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there are so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have and maybe we can help”. 

The girl hesitated, and then read, “I think the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ are:

1. To see

2. To hear

3. To touch

4. To taste

5. To feel

6. To laugh

7. To love

The things we overlook and take for granted are truly wondrous! Perhaps a reminder to us all, that the most precious things in life, cannot be built by hand, or bought by man.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

  Sunday 22nd March.                                                    Please bring a hat, water and gloves.
March saw just under 400mm of rain fall around Cotton Tree with the community garden and local streets covered with water. Thankfully the garden come out pretty much unscathed with only the banana circle being its only victim.
While I'm on about the bananas, they have produced their first crop with all five trees producing one bunch of bananas. I for one am looking forward to tasting these little morsels.

Locals row through a Sunshine Coast car park. 
Photo: <B><A href= http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/ > Sunshine Coast Daily </a></b>
                                          Locals row up Beach Parade Cotton Tree. Photo: Sunshine Coast Daily