This garden is allotment-based, with some communal beds for members. Membership is around 30 adults plus children.
It is an established community garden on the historical Carome Homestead site, owned by Working Heritage. It is a relaxed space where members share, learn, grow veggies and get dirty! Garden members receive a monthly newsletter. The group tends to a small orchard, compost bays, several worm farms and their communal and private plots.
A food swap is held at the garden on the first Saturday of every month, 10.30am-midday. Working bees are also held monthly.
This garden is membership-based, but membership is free. It is open to the public every Wednesday, 9am-midday, and the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10.30am-midday.
The garden is an accessible learning space for community members and families interested in being actively engaged, sharing tips and knowledge about gardening, growing food from seed to harvest and sustainable living, re-using, re-purposing and recycling what they can.
Salt N Caramel make sweet treats such as raw vegan Belgium chocolate tarts, Dutch cocoa fudge brownies, Belgium choc chip cookies, Belgium white chocolate mud cake, and buttery shortbread cookies. Their menus are continually changing to give their customers variety.
Turners Bakehouse Eatery is a historic bakery offering authentic sourdough breads, pies, cakes and pastries baked in its traditional wood fired Scotch oven that was built in the late 1890's by Charles & Stephenson Turner. After being closed in the 1940’s and left vacant for many years, the bakery has been lovingly restored. Their signature hand-made sourdough is made with a mother culture of wild natural yeast that is over 100 years old and which is fed and cared for daily. Ask for a tour of the bakery.