The Joel Garden Gurus is a group of gardeners creating edible, ornamental and native gardens in the grounds of Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre.

Whether you are interested in creating a pollinator garden; planting a fruit forest,  growing a yield of humble nutritious vegies, exploring native bushfoods or something else entirely,  Joel Garden Gurus is a friendly space to explore your gardening passions and get involved  in creating a garden inspired by nature’s palette.

This project is supported by a grant from Hobsons Bay City.

Calendar of Events

Garden Tour & Wicking Bed

Thursday 30 January

11am to 1pm

Take a tour of the gardens and available garden spaces with the garden’s custodians and learn about the design and care of the wicking beds with Graeme.

 

Planning Morning Tea

Thursday 6  February

10am to 12pm

Join us for our first planning morning tea! This session is an opportunity for new members to adopt garden space and start planning the process of bringing your space to life.  

 

 

Native Bushfoods Garden

Thursday 20 February

11am to 1pm

Native plants have long being a food source for Indigenous Australians, join us for a look at the types of food producing plants that can be grown in your garden.

 

Planning Morning Tea

Thursday 5 March

10am to 12pm

Join us for a cuppa and morning tea to catch up on garden news. This is also a great time to chat with fellow members about any challenges and share your gardening successes.

 

Propagating Plants

Thursday 19 March

11am to 1pm

Learn about different methods for propagating plants, what  plants are suited to each technique and the best times for each propagating method.

 

Planning Morning Tea

Thursday 2 April

10am to 12pm

Join us for a cuppa and morning tea to catch up on garden news. This is also a great time to chat with fellow members about any challenges and share your gardening successes.

 About Joel Garden Gurus

Joel Garden Gurus is a group of gardeners who take care of the gardens at Louis Joel.
There is no cost to join, participate in activities or adopt a space in the garden.

A number of group members act as the groups custodians, custodians are there to show people around, answer questions from members and lead planning meetings.

Members are welcome to garden at anytime during the week that fits with their schedule, and help with general tasks such as watering and weeding are also welcomed.

 

 Garden Spaces—The Garden as a Palette

Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre  has a number of different areas within its grounds, including the Centre’s front garden, community garden with wicking beds and the garden’s in the parking area. As with all gardens, each of these  areas provides different growing conditions.

The garden custodians have been working with the garden for a long period of time—if you have questions about whether a certain area of the garden is suitable for the type of garden you are wishing to create feel free to ask the custodians about their knowledge about the  different areas.

 

When Gardening

Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre  is committed to ensuring the Centre is safe for staff, volunteers and visitors.

Gardeners are asked to abide by the following guidelines when gardening:

  • Sign in to the volunteer book upon arriving and sign out at the end of a session
  • Wear your high visibility vest while gardening
  • Advise the Centre a day ahead  when you are planning to garden in one of the carpark plots; we will block off the car spaces early that morning
  • During summer months ensure you garden during the cool part of the day

 

Member News and Events

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