Club Bulletin – Meeting 922

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 922 here.

922_imageOur Guest Speaker at this week’s meeting was Christine Ostle, a founding member of the (Magill) Chapel Street Community Garden and currently the Coordinator.

Opened in May 2012 and after prolonged negotiations, the garden was established with the help of the land on Chapel Street Magill and a $80,000 grant from the City of Burnside plus ongoing support from the Rotary Clubs of Burnside and just recently, us.

Our support was the contribution of 50% of the cost of material for the new pergola which I was privileged to help open in October last year.

Of particular interest:

  • The garden is one of more than 50 similar facilities across Adelaide with a very strong membership base.
  • Much of the irrigation water comes from the roofs of adjacent private houses.
  • The pergola was built using labour provided by young unemployed people.
  • The original design included a lawn area – an idea quickly rejected by the founders who wanted to grow vegetables!
  • They garden committee have continued to invest in the future by having disadvantaged youth contribute with the construction of garden seating and other projects.
  • The greater majority of the garden beds are “wheelchair friendly” in that they are raised off the ground.
  • The garden logo was designed by children from the Magill Primary School.

Download the Club Bulletin for meeting 922 here.