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(PLEASE NOTE: The Garden is not open full time to the public as yet. Construction is still underway and we will advise of the opening date soon. We have an informal “Arvo in the garden” on the fourth Sunday of each month on site from 3 – 5pm. All welcome.)

Welcome to Beachmere Community Garden Inc. Established 2020

We at the Beachmere Community Garden Inc. respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country in Australia. Here in Moreton Bay region, we aim to work with and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and community.

We honour their ancient and ongoing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and offer encouragement and support to emerging Indigenous voices.

As our garden grows, we hope to grow our connection with the Gubbi Gubbi community, all Indigenous people and all people with community spirit.

We are currently fundraising to install an off-grid solar power system. Any donations would be greatly appreciated – either directly to us or via our GoFundMe appeal.

The garden aims to provide a welcoming, green environment with something for everyone. With an established focus of accessibility and inclusivity for everyone in the community, we will initially be developing a sensory garden.

Our objectives are to….

  • Provide a place for all people to learn and be inspired about local, healthy, ethical food production in an urban environment
  • Provide a sensory space, accessible for people with disabilities
  • Educate and inspire children and people of all ages to grow food
  • Provide a community gathering place
  • Add to and improve local green space
  • Be guided by organic principles
  • Promote local, indigenous food plants
  • Promote methods to improve growing food in the local environment

Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to attend a meeting or contact the committee by email: beachmerecommunitygarden@outlook.com.

Our next General Meeting 22/10/23 at 2pm on site

Our next “Arvo in the Garden” is 22/10/23  3-5pm

 

A recent community project was working on improving the gardens at the front of the Beachmere Community Hall.  This was an excellent way for our members to do some hands-on gardening and fundraising at the same time.

 

 

 

Our second AGM was held on Wednesday 30th November 2022. Our guest speaker was Cr Mark Booth. Minutes of this meeting and Chairperson & Treasurer Reports available on request.

Fundraising News 

Donations are always very welcome.

December fundraising news:

We were successful in our application for a $2000 community grant for a much needed shade house. Thank you Moreton Bay Regional Council!

November fundraising news:

We are excited to have been successful in our recent application for a $2000 Community Support grant from Moreton Bay Regional Council for the purchase a shade house for the garden. We (and our plants) are extremely grateful to MBRC for this support.

October fundraising news:

We held our second successful Bunnings Sausage Sizzle in October raising much-needed funds for our upcoming projects. Thank you to everyone who helped with this event and thank you to Bunnings Morayfield for the opportunity.

We also held our third monthly Plant Stall and Garage Sale where we were pleased to meet many more people who came to grab a bargain and a new plant or two for their garden. Thank you to everyone who is coming along and supporting these events!

September Funding News! 

We have been lucky enough to receive a $2000 Community Support grant from Moreton Bay Regional Council to purchase a 7500L rainwater tank and a water feature. Watch this space for photos of these wonderful new additions to our garden… 

OUR THANKS GO TO MBRC FOR THEIR SUPPORT

 

July/August Funding News!

A big thank you to the Lions Club of Beachmere who have offered to support Beachmere Community Garden throughout the year by matching our fundraising efforts!

We received the first cheque for just over $2000 recently. This generous undertaking by Lions will enable BCG to move forward with our plans and build much-needed funds for the project

 

 

June Update

Thanks to the support of our local Councillor Mark Booth and the Moreton Bay Regional Council we have been granted a lease on a 299m2 block of land to develop our garden at 10 Biggs Avenue Beachmere (next to the water tower).

David, Steve, Yvonne and Jude happily receive the good news from Cr. Booth. The garden equipment has been purchased with funds from a Discretionary Fund grant from Cr. Booth and the wicking beds are being constructed with funds from a MBRC Community Support grant and the assistance of Beachmere Men’s Shed.

About

 

Our Grand Opening event was held on 20th May 2023 as an opportunity to thank our sponsors and everyone who has helped so far, however, the garden is not officially open to the community as yet. There is still some construction to complete and we hope to hold a Spring Opening for the whole community to come along and see, feel, hear, smell and taste what the garden is all about. But… we’re excited to be holding the first International Community Gardens Day event on Sunday 26th November from 10am to 5pm. We hope you can join us.

 

Thank you to Moreton Bay Regional Council for the installation of the concrete at Beachmere Community Garden. This surface will ensure that the garden is accessible to everyone in the community – something that is important to us and obviously to MBRC as well.

We thank Karen from Beachmere History and Research for putting us in touch with the Beachmere Community Association, which resulted in our group re-designing the gardens at the Community Hall in Progress Ave Beachmere.

We have also held a wonderful Neighbour Day event in Beachmere where representatives of groups from all over the Moreton Bay region joined us for a day of discussion on inclusion and a great opportunity to get to know our neighbours!

Thank you to Moreton Bay Regional Council for supporting this event and for providing amazing refreshments. Cr. Booth offered his apologies as he was previously committed but we carried on the tradition of ‘holding the basket of goodies’ with our special guest Ms. Ali King MP taking up the challenge! 

Special thanks to Ms. King for attending and for the generous gift of the garden trolley (shown in photos below). This will be such a useful item for our garden – and has already been put to use!

   

 

For more updates please read our latest Newsletter.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following supporters of the Beachmere Community Garden:

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Cr. Mark Booth

Terry Young MP

Ali King MP

Fulton Hogan

Bribie Island Community Nursery

MicroMix Concrete

Lions Club of Beachmere Inc.

Men’s Shed Beachmere

The Bribie Islander Magazine

Pelican Business Services

Bunnings Morayfield

Meat City Morayfield

 

 

BCGI has an affiliation with Garden Clubs of Australia

Please contact us if you would like to become a member of the Beachmere Community Garden Inc.

We have several classes of membership including Family and Junior. Please see memberships for more details.

Please also visit our Links page to find some interesting ideas and information.

 

Contact

The Beachmere Community garden is located next to the water tower. 

Entry via Main Street.

Postal address:    PO Box 151 Beachmere Q 4510

Email address:    beachmerecommunitygarden@outlook.com

We’d love to hear from you!