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Miranda Community Garden (or the MCG)
The Miranda Community Garden was started in early 2010 on a block of land adjacent to and owned by the Gymea Miranda Uniting Church. The aims of the Miranda Community Garden (MCG) are: to connect with people of similar interests; to share gardening knowledge and ideas; to have fun and help each other; and, last but not least, to grow fresh vegetables, fruit, etc in a sustainable way. The concept is for a true Community Garden in which members share gardening, maintenance and produce. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. At present we have about 30 enthusiastic members, the majority from outside the church congregation. Membership fees are currently $30 per year concessional rates may apply. To date over 20 garden beds are in operation and some more are planned. We continue to harvest lots of vegetables to date including beans, spinach, potatoes, corn, tomatoes and lots more. Also we have installed a rainwater tank, garden edging, paths and multiple compost bins.
Gardening takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning commencing at about 9 am.
All interested people are invited to get involved.
Enquiries welcome - please phone either Brian on 0421 868 030, Marise on 9526.7920 or Sally on 0412 682 159.


Facebook Page
The Miranda Community Garden now has an active Facebook page. Please check it out.


Community Development Symposium Presentation
The Miranda Community Garden made a presentation at the Community Development Symposium held at Centenary Uniting Church in North Parramatta on June 20. A copy of our PowerPoint slides follows: Click here (PDF 4.4Mg)


Membership Agreement. New members can join us in the Garden twice prior to joining the Garden. After that new members are required to sign the attached Membership Agreement and pay their annual membership fee. The Membership Agreement can be downloaded here.

Community Garden 2016-8
The Garden continues to go from strength to strength. New members are very welcome. Below are some photos from 2016-8:


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Miranda Community Garden
Miranda Community Garden
Miranda Community Garden Open Day held on 10th November 2018.
2018 Community Garden
 
Miranda Community Garden
2018 Community Garden
2018 Community Garden
2018 Community Garden

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Cmmunity Garden 2017
Cmmunity Garden 2017
Cmmunity Garden 2017
Cmmunity Garden 2017

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Cmmunity Garden 2016
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Cmmunity Garden 2016

Cmmunity Garden 2016


Cmmunity Garden 2016
Cmmunity Garden 2016

Cmmunity Garden 2016

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Miranda Community Garden

Visit to the Miranda Community Garden by U3A Endeavour - Harvesting in the Suburbs and Surrounds.
The Endeavour Region of the Sydney U3A (University of the Third Age) have started a new group which is called 'Harvesting in the Suburbs and Surrounds'. Their first outing was to the Miranda Community Garden on Wednesday 1 February. The Coordinator of this group is Joan Collins, a member of our Community Garden. A few photos taken during the visit follow. A link to a YouTube video taken by Carolyn of U3A. https://youtu.be/tizVLg6x3lU
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U3A Endeavour

Shire Farmers' Market.
The Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers' Market at Sutherland on 9 July 2016. Some photos of our stall follow.

The Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at Sutherland
The Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at SutherlandThe Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at SutherlandThe Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at Sutherland
The Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at Sutherland
The Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at SutherlandThe Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at SutherlandThe Miranda Community Garden participated in the Shire Farmers’ Market at Sutherland

Grants. The Miranda Community Garden gratefully acknowledges various grants that have been received over the years to help establish and improve the garden. Grants have been received from:

  • Second Chance (an outreach of the Gymea-Miranda Uniting Church) for $2000 in 2010;
  • Uniting Church New Missional Gatherings Seed Fund ($5000 in 2010)
  • Sutherland Shire Council Annual Community and Arts Grants Program ($3080 in 2013, $7540 plus GST in 2014, $5947 in 2016 and $1210 in 2018).
  • In addition the Garden gratefully acknowledges the kind annual donations by Bunnings (Caringbah) of equipment and supplies to support the Garden.
Miranda Community Garden

Sally Peterson and Brian Sowerby with the Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce at the 2018 annual presentation of grants at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.
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Miranda Community Garden

Some members of the Miranda Community Garden accepting a grant from Sutherland Shire Councillor Tom Croucher. The grant from the Sutherland Council Community Services Program was presented on Tuesday 19 February 2013.
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Miranda Community Garden

The Miranda Community Garden has been successful in obtaining a grant of $7540 from Sutherland Shire Council's Annual Community Services and Arts Grant Program. The grant will be used to enhance community engagement in the Miranda Community Garden by providing a garden shed, raised garden beds and to improve our irrigation system. The raised garden beds make the garden more suitable for use by older people and people with disabilities. Councillor Tracey Cook visited the Garden on 11 February 2014 to present a cheque to the garden. Pictured at the garden are, left to right: Marise Myers, Alan Myers, Sally Peterson, Craig Hall, Councillor Tracey Cook, Judy Morris, Iain Minto and Joan Collins.
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Recipes of the Month

Recipe 1
Potato and Cabbage Bake

Recipe 2
Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry

Recipe 3
Aubergine Parmigiana
(Melanzane alla Parmigiana)y

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Recipe of the Month May 2015

Recipe of the Month May 2015

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Recipe 4
Easy Rhubarb Custard Cake

Recipe 5
Honey and harissa glazed eggplant


Recipe 6
Anne's Caramel Slice

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Recipe 7
Baby Egg Plant, Tomato and Ricotta Lasagne

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Recipe 8
Rhubarb and Cinnamon Cake

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Recipe 9
Joan's Egg Plant with Pork Mince Stir Fry

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Dr Miriam Pepper of Uniting Earthweb brings us a story about the Gymea Miranda Uniting Church community garden.

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Miranda Community Garden

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