What better way to come together as a community than to grow food, share stories and make new friends? Dalyellup’s Community Garden is looking for new people to join in on the fun of growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Located at Tuart Forest Primary School, the community garden is made up of various garden beds of all sorts of seasonal produce. Children will love to run wild and play in the cubby house and sandpit. They may even like to lend a hand and help collect eggs from the chook pen. It is fully accessible with pathways, accessible toilet, and a baby change area.

Dalyellup Community Garden President Tony Geraty said it was a communal garden in every sense of the word.

“We have a garden shed full of tools so all you need to bring is yourself. Everyone helps look after all the garden plots, which also means being able to help yourself to any of the fruit and vegetables,” said Mr Geraty.

“It’s not all about growing vegies, we have lots of fun too. It’s very social and we often enjoy cups of tea and freshly baked treats together,” he added.

The garden is also a great way to bring the community together and assist with other local initiatives including activities with the local school and the Town Lunch Centre initiative, which helps provide healthy meals for those in need.

Satterley’s Community Development Manager Amy Blundell said Dalyellup Beach Estate was instrumental in establishing the garden for the Dalyellup community.

“Dalyellup Beach has been providing support to the community garden since it was established more than seven years ago,” said Ms Blundell.

“Over the years we have donated and provided funding for garden tools, a solar pump and a laptop to ensure this great community initiative continues to flourish,” she said.

Why become part of the community garden?

You do not have to be a green thumb to join the community garden. It’s for anybody who likes to get outdoors, meet new people, and have some fun.

The garden is perfect for:

  • People who love gardening, sharing their knowledge about gardening and being around like-minded people.
  • Families who want to get outdoors, have fun with the kids and teach them about where the food they eat comes from.
  • Residents who do not have space for a garden at home but like to garden or want to learn how to garden.

How do I become a member?

Memberships are only $50 per year, which provides you with your own key to access the garden at any time. The garden is also open to the public (non-members) for free on the third Sunday of each month from 10am-12 noon.

If becoming a member is not for you, the garden has an active Facebook group for people who still want to be involved but not necessarily work in the garden.  

To join or for more information about the garden email Debbie at dalyellupcommunitygarden@outlook.com or call Tony Geraty on (08) 6373 7499.

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