Kitchen Gardens Project Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha

Kitchen Garden Volunteering

Enjoy getting dirty and working with KITCHEN GARDEN VOLUNTEERS?

Currently this Green Group is at capacity. Please register your name for future vacancies at members@fbbgsa.org.au

Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens & Sherwood Arboretum (FBBGSA) offers herb and vegetable gardening experiences from March to September each year (may be extended beyond these times in the future).

This includes traditional plants as well as bush tucker and native plants. BCC staff initiate projects for the FBBGSA volunteers to complete each month and range from planting, weeding, potting up, cultivating, composting etc. Volunteers work in small groups to complete the tasks directed by BCC gardens staff.

Volunteers engage in the following tasks:

  • pH testing of soils
  • Seed and seedling planting out including potting mediums, fertilising etc
  • Composting techniques
  • Monthly review of growth and impact of pH, sun/ shade conditions and management of local wildlife on the produce – scrub turkeys, cockatoos, “visitors”
  • Preventative strategies to minimize pests and diseases
  • Watering and fertilising options and
  • Team work and value of connecting with like minded people.

The gardens staff are not trained as teachers, carers nor supporters to member needs in their endeavours to gardening. Basic horticultural skills and ability to use tools without supervision are a pre-requisite. This is not a training program.

WHERE: Kitchen Garden, Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha (towards Legacy Way next to the Lake)

WHEN:       9 – 12 noon 1st Wednesday of the month (Mar – Sept), most times,  check the Events Calendar for dates

ESSENTIALS: Long trousers, long sleeved shirt, closed in shoes (no clogs), hat and sunscreen and water.

CONTACT: members@fbbgsa.org.au

WHERE TO FROM HERE?
Are you a member of fBBGSA?
Then complete the online registration form on https://fbbgsa.org.au/volunteer-programme/
If you are not a member, please join on-line and then register as a volunteer.
Training: Volunteers are required to attend the annual ½ day BCC/fBGGSA induction workshop and re-register as a volunteer on an annual basis.
Any questions send a message via email members@fbbgsa.org.au

NOTE: This is not a Community Garden – the produce is for the benefit of classes conducted through the BCC on cooking, companion planting etc.