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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 30 garden beds are in operation together with some waist-high beds. We continue to harvest lots of vegetables to date including beans, spinach, potatoes, corn, tomatoes and lots more. Also we have installed rainwater tanks, an irrigation system, garden edging, paths and multiple compost bins.
Gardening takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning commencing after about 9 am.
All interested people are invited to get involved.
Enquiries welcome - please phone either Brian on 0421 868 030, Gillian on 9540 3813 or Sally on 0412 682 159.


New Wheelchair Accessible Raised Garden Beds
Thanks to a recent grant from the Sutherland Shire Council Community Grants and Subsidies Program, the Miranda Community Garden has installed: concrete paving and paths near the existing Happy Garden; three 1.8 metre long wheelchair accessible raised garden beds; two new garden beds adjacent to the concrete paving; concreting our existing 4x4 metre outdoor communal area; and four new garden seating benches. These facilities are in addition to our waist-high garden beds. They allow us to better accommodate gardeners in wheelchairs and gardeners who have restricted mobility. People who are interested in using these facilities are invited to join us at the garden any Saturday or Wednesday morning. A couple of photos of the extended Happy Garden area follow:


Cook Community Award
One of our foundation members, Valda Patterson was awarded a 2020 Cook Community Award. Valda has been a very active member of the Miranda Community Garden since its inception and she is currently our Garden Coordinator. Congratulations Valda.


10th Anniversary Celebrations. The MCG held its 10th birthday celebration at the garden on Sunday 15th March 2020. Many people said how much they enjoyed the day, particularly the yummy lunch. We were lucky with the weather which enabled the high school music groups to perform outside near the garden. Both the Kirrawee High Year 10 Combo and the Caringbah High Jazz Combo performed brilliantly. Some photos follow:

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


MCG Slide Presentation
At the church service to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Miranda Community Garden a slide presentation was presented. A copy of our PowerPoint slides follows: Click here (PDF 4.3Mg)


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 2016-9
The Garden continues to go from strength to strength. New members are very welcome. Below are some photos from 2016-9:


 
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MIranda Commubnity Garden 2019
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Miranda Community Garden Open Day held on 10th November 2018.
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Cmmunity Garden 2017
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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:

  • Sutherland Shire Council Annual Community and Arts Grants Program: $28,577 since 2013 ($3080 in 2013; $7540 plus GST in 2014; $5947 in 2016; $1210 in 2018 and $11,000 in 2020).Second Chance (an outreach of the Gymea-Miranda Uniting Church) for $2000 in 2010;
  • Second Chance (an outreach of the Gymea-Miranda Uniting Church) for $2000 in 2010;Uniting Church New Missional Gatherings Seed Fund ($5000 in 2010)
  • Uniting Church New Missional Gatherings Seed Fund ($5000 in 2010)
  • In addition the Garden gratefully acknowledges the kind annual donations by Bunnings (Caringbah) of equipment and supplies to support the Garden.

  

 

  


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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