Living in the CBD isn't usually the best option for a green thumb, thankfully the Walyo Yerta Community Garden provides a space where city dwelling gardeners can try their hand at growing. From herbs to vegetables, to flowers and fruits, you'll find it all here.
There is no real hierarchy at the gardens, they are a real community initiative where everyone is encouraged to get involved and everyone is willing to help you out. You do not purchase a block of land, instead the entire garden is available for everyone to use. Gardeners share the produce and the work at the gardens. If you need tips or tricks to make your plants thrive then other gardeners will help you out, and you can also gain some invaluable information for growing some great veggies at home.
Joining the garden is as little as $25 for a lifetime membership. This is a small price to pay for something that is not only an enjoyable and social activity, but also for the goods that you can produce at the garden. Whether it is pumpkin, parsley, or parsnips that you're looking to grow you can do so here.
Gardening groups meet at the gardens each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am till 11am, and on Sundays 9am till 12pm. During Winter these will usually change to 10am till 12pm. This can be a good way to socialise with other gardeners, and is also a great time to meet other people and find out more about becoming a member. Once you are a member you are able to use the garden at anytime that suits you. Once you are a member you will need to take part in the watering roster during summer months, but this would usually only be once or twice a month.
You do not have to be a CBD local to participate in the garden, people from all over Adelaide can join up and head to the garden whenever they can get there. The garden will soon be getting an expansion so that there is even more room for aspiring gardeners.
If you would like to find out more about joining the gardens then give Mij a phone call on 0405086533 or 82120078. She'll be happy to give you any information that you need. You can also head to the Facebook page for more information.
Thanks for the link Anon! It is a great photo, and captures the garden really well. I met Mij when I went down to the garden, and she was really helpful and informative, great that you got to capture that on camera. Others should take a look at the video! :)