Saturday Swaps at Guyra Community Garden

Friendly talks and demonstrations in the beautiful community garden
12th Apr 2023

Have you been to the Guyra Community Garden at the Neighbourhood Centre on one of the Produce Swap and Sell days? Running from 9am to 12pm on the first Saturday of the month, it’s a lovely chance to see what other locals have growing in their garden, and taste the different foods we can make from them.
For the April Swap and Sell day, we had a focus on pickling and preserving, which is a great way to make your glut of zucchinis or green tomatoes into something tasty to share with friends and sustain you through winter.
On May 6, we will be lucky to have Julie Hicks, a horticulturalist from Uralla join us. Julie’s experience includes running the Little Ladybird Nursery, the Uralla Garden Project and working alongside Life-Force seeds, a small seed company started by her son and daughter-in-law.
At this time of year, many of the summer crops will have gone to seed. Julie will be taking us through the different ways to select, harvest and store seeds so we can have a crop again the following year, and share with our neighbours. The seed-saving garden rambles will run at 10.30am and 11.30am.
We’ll also have some seed-based foods to taste-test, along with our regular garden swap, so please bring along any surplus.
The Neighbourhood Centre and Community Garden are located at 160 Bradley St, next to the Council building.
Heidi McElnea