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Newsletter #7 | June 2022

Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.

- Victor Hugo


We are very excited that the council lease has finally been signed after months of negotiations and we have been busy refining our design and planning for our first planting day to revitalise the wetlands.

A huge thank you to Wollemi Natives for donating 300 native plants for the wetland area. Have a look at their website at to discover what this small local nursery has for your next planting day. Meanwhile please register for our planting day on Sunday 26 June 11am - 3pm by clicking on the link to Eventbrite at the bottom of this newsletter.

Now that we are up and running, fundraising is more important than ever so we're holding another Seaford Bunnings BBQ and you are most welcome to join the team.

Our next BBQ fundraiser will be on Sunday 14th August from 8.30am to 4.30pm at Seaford Bunnings.

If you can help on this one we'd love to hear from you. Please send an email to us with your contact details and BBQ in the subject line and we will get in touch to match you with a suitable shift. Our email is


Membership - now is a great time for you to join!

To date we have 31 people who have joined as members of the Seaford Wetlands Community Garden. We expect this to grow dramatically once construction begins so check out the website and join now. Members will have access to the community garden plots, activities and workshops as well as being eligible to rent a raised garden bed. Membership is only $20/year for a household and a raised bed rental will be $80/year (including mulch, compost and water). If you have already joined or if you join before 30 June this year your membership will remain current until 1 July 2023 and you will be given priority for an individual raised garden bed. You will find Membership and Raised bed application forms on our website.

Trott Park Community Garden

Lisa and Julia visited Trott Park Community Garden last weekend and came back full of praise for their efforts and with some great ideas for our own community garden. Nice idea with the artwork on the paved area - we see lots of art interwoven in the fabric of the gardens we visit and fully intend to encourage our local art groups and schools to get involved in this way at Seaford. It's what helps to put Community in the garden.

We've been collecting great ideas visiting nearby Community Gardens

Some great, colourful ideas above that Rory saw at the Aldinga Community Garden. We always learn something new at the community gardens we visit. Aldinga has done a great job using different materials for beds and brightening the garden with clever use of colour.


Breaking News - here we go!

Our water connection has just been completed today. The soil profile was interesting as well - about 300mm of reasonable topsoil and then limestone.

Coming Up

Nicole, Lisa, Rory, Kaarin, Lisa and Jack are organising our first Planting Day in the Seaford Wetlands on Sunday 26th June from 11am - 3pm. More details are available and you can sign up for the day on the Eventbrite link below. Details also on our Facebook page.

Eventbrite - Mid Coast Sustainability Inc. presents Seaford Wetlands Planting Day - Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Seaford Wetlands, Seaford, SA. Find event and registration information.


This project was seeded by

The Seaford Wetlands Community Garden is seeded by Green Adelaide.

You will find some excellent gardening advice on the Green Adelaide website

and in its newsletter online - just click on the link above for many useful resources

Our Committee

Our committee is Rory Fitzsimons (Chair), Julia Hayden, Kaarin Wilkinson, Nicole Fickling, Tony Watkin, Lisa Schuyler, Owen Symes, and Wayne Good. If you have any questions or ideas please contact Rory or Nicole via Facebook or our website. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Wed 29th June.

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