3 March, 2023
Gilgandra Community Garden update
Due to the drying weather and lack of water access, the Gilgandra Community Garden planting is currently on hold.
Nearby the garden, council has begun work
digging a channel for water access. Gilgandra
Community Garden committee member Jennie
White says until the weather cools and the taps
go in, the garden’s movement will be slow.
“We want the community to know that it’s
not neglected, it’s just really hot, and until we
have the water access, we don’t want anything
to die,” she said.
Last week, the committee ventured to
Coonabarabran for their community garden
stall. Mrs White said it is still early days for
them yet, but it was good to get some ideas.
Next week, Mrs White will be attended the
interagency meeting, where she will talk about
the community garden and gauge input from
“If the Primary Health Network
are there, maybe we can work out something or
some program that might be good to do with
reducing obesity and health eating, or if the
preschool is there, we want to do a collaboration
with the pre-schoolers when we get the plants
with maybe making a scarecrow or something
like that,” she said.
Next on the agenda, some wooden fencing
will be relocated to the back of the community
garden tanks, to give the garden a nice rustic
In the meantime, Mrs White has said that the
committee is waiting for news on a grant they
applied for, that will help build the shed to
house tools and other necessities.
But for now, the garden is being mulched,
and the committee are patiently waiting for the
“We’re aiming for April planting, hopefully!”
A fundraiser for the garden is also in the works.