Welcome to the Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens located at Harold Hodgson Park in the city of Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia.
Find us at Harold Hodgson Park, Katoomba. Use the Victoria Street entry to the carpark.
From the carpark wind your way on foot to the west into the protected curving path of our Aboriginal Garden. Beside and west of the creek, bush regeneration is taking place. Further north, if you’re lucky you may meet some vikings! On the east of the creek, stroll through the heritage apple tree walk, pick raspberries, pick a lettuce leaf, draw the flowers or sit in the shade with a refreshing cup of mint tea! Pickers please take only what you need, and always leave some to share with others.
The Bush Tucker Garden
The Aboriginal Garden is growing native plants in a landscaped garden, including ponds and a wonderful outdoor meeting space, is a project of the Aboriginal Resource Centre. This area is managed and maintained by Paul O’Reilly. (see map below) Find out more about this garden at http://www.acrc.org.au
Permaculture In Action: Organic Gardening for Food Production
Every Friday from 10:30am – 1:00pm.
Blue Mountains Organic Community Gardens
Harold Hodgson Park, North Katoomba
All are welcome to attend these volunteer sessions. All we ask is that you are responsible for your self-care and are mindful to care for the Earth and for other people.
What to bring: Your own skills and experience, personal protection equipment such as gardening gloves, hat and other sun protection, eye protection, gardening boots, a bottle of water and a beanie/jacket if wet. Optional: A notebook and pen, some food to share.
Email Rob Lawrence or call on 0428 541 056
Adjacent to the fruit and veggie gardens is an important creek, volunteers Michael, Fred and Leon with a raft of other helpers at various times are working in conjunction with Blue Mountains City Council, under the direction of Eric Mahoney as part of a whole of catchment approach to restore and reinvigorate waterways in the Blue Mountains. Thousands of hours have gone into reshaping the banks of our unnamed creek in line with current practices, to slow water down, minimize erosion and reduce pollutants traveling down this creek-line down into National Park waters. If you’d like to find out more about this program, email Michaelbyrt[at]hotmail.com
The Vajra Lineage – House of the Diamond-Thunderbolt Vajrakan
TAI-JUTSU JU-JUTSU-THE WHITE ART- 1100 Year Old Tradition
Teaching The Bhoddisattva Protective Arts Taijutsu / Staves / Sword / & More
Wednesday evenings 5pm start.
10th Dan GM Vajra Soma Aiki-Ninpo Taijutsu Priests Art
8th Dan GM Ninjutsu -8th Dan GM Iaijutsu/Iaido Sword
GM HaChiro Ryu -Sifu-Tai Chi / Qi Gung
CONTACT Morag on 0401829335
Find out more on Facebook-THE VAJRA LINEAGE / VAJRAKAN or email firstname.lastname@example.org
No Experience Needed, All Welcomed $15adult $10con First Lesson Free
And there are more activities at the community gardens, meet the groups…
Katoomba Creek Bushcare Group (KCBG) is an experienced group of Bush Care volunteers who work on the west of the site. To find out more, contact Bushcare Officer, Lyndal Sullivan at BMCC 4780 5623 or email email@example.com
To get involved in bush care where you live, work or play in the mountains, go to http://www.bushcarebluemountains.org.au/
Popular Medieval reenactment group Iron Guard have made their home on the north west side of the creek and meet for semi regular sessions often on Sundays. Find them also at IronFest every year, wearing chain-mail.