For some obscure reason this website was offline for a while but has now been reactivated. The Garden continues to grow thanks to a very small but dedicated group of volunteers. We are also pleased to have groups from Life Without Barriers, Mai-wel and Richmond PRA as part of the gardening community.
For those people out there who have not visited the Garden in the past 12 months it is still growing but with a slightly altered structure.
The Garden is now maintained by a small but dedicated and hardworking group of volunteers who give of their own time and money to ensure that the Garden continues to be an asset to the Wickham Croatian Sports Club on whose land it operates.
Those wishing to join the Figtree Community Garden Association must be financial members of the Club.
The email address for contacting the Garden is firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUMOURS THAT THE GARDEN HAS CLOSED ARE COMPLETELY FALSE!
Instead of an official meeting on 23rd December 2012 we will be having a social gathering of members at 1pm. All members and their families are welcome to attend and please bring a plate to share.
Hope you can join us!
Our next Get together and Working Bee is on Sunday 2nd September from 10am. It is also Father's Day so there will be a free Bacon and Egg Sandwich at 11 for all the Dad's.
Come along and see what is happening in the Garden as the new but enthusiastic Committee strives to meet the needs of our Gardeners and the Croatian Club.
The Annual General Meeting of Figtree Community Garden will be held at the Garden on Sunday 5th August at 1pm.
All are welcome to attend and contribute ideas and thoughts on strategies to ensure the Garden continues to thrive and benefit all stakeholders including gardeners, Wickham Croatia Sports Club members and staff and the wider public community.
See Events for more details.
Condolences to Ken and Gessica on the passing of their wife and mother Mandy.
Mandy was a founding member of Figtree Community Garden and always had the interests of the community at heart.
Figtree Community Garden has not ceased operating and an interim Committee is currently working on continuing the operation of the Garden in a manner that meets the needs of all stakeholders.
March working bee was more about raising seeds, planting and having fun - we welcomed 4 new members and Kristy worked with volunteers to plant potatoes and go through the Fig Tree seeding , planting and growing way..
Many thanks to Kristy for offering her vast knowledge and experience and also many thanks to the people who attended.
Wow, we managed to get through some great work at the Feb working bee on the 26th Feb, we welcomed 5 new members and also managed to weed.. weed... and weed... which was great.. our busy bees also planted some seedlings and with this great weather lately watering is not a chore..
The next working bee will be on the last Sunday in March and we will be completing membership volunteer inductions as well as tours of the garden, explaining its history, how it works and sometimes how it does not work and how you as a valued member can make the most out of your time and effort seeding, planting, weeding and harvesting..
See you on March the 25th - check out Facebook for RSVP's we are happy to put the pizza on and share some food if we get over 10 people at the Working Bee and new members signing up are always welcome.. !