Live Green Through Bethania St Community Garden Workshops

Did you know that the Bethania St Community Garden in Lota will be hosting workshops on gardening and composting?


Composting involves recycling organic matter such as kitchen scraps, garden clippings, and other forms of green waste by using them as mulch to enrich soil and plants. With the aid of these new compost bins, people will be able to provide their gardens with nutrients from leftover food. 

Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska/Pexels

Some of the benefits provided by composting include spending less time weeding, using less artificial fertiliser, making soil healthier, saving time and money, and keeping green waste out of landfills and reducing overall greenhouse emissions. 

Brisbane City Council invites Manly and Lota residents to partake in their compost rebate program, which gives eligible Brisbane residents up to $70 worth of rebates on the purchase of equipment. Those interested in taking part can do so via this website. Once registered, people can come and claim their free compost caddy from Councilor Peter Cumming’s office. 

Those interested in learning more about composting and gardening can visit the Bethania St Community Garden in Lota which provides a range of workshops both interactive and educational. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Bethania Street Community Garden

Upcoming Workshops at the Bethania St Community Garden

A workshop dubbed “Introduction to Organic Gardening” is scheduled for Sunday the 1st of August 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. The workshop will teach attendants how to start a vegetable garden with topics such as location, soil, garden beds, seasons in South East Queensland, and lastly, plant choice. 

Another workshop called “Veggie Gardening for a Year-Round Supply” has been scheduled for Sunday the 8th of August 2021, also from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. This event will teach attendants all about how food can be grown all year round, covering topics like seasonal plants and how to plan harvests throughout the year. 

Photo credit: Pixabay/Pexels

The last Community Garden workshop in August is “Propagation – New Plants from Old”, will be held on Thursday the 19th of August 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. This workshop is about propagation — the process of growing plants from specific sources such as seeds, cuttings, and other plant parts. Here, participants can learn about edibles and get the chance to bring plants home to grow and practise what they’ve learned. 

To make a booking for any of the three workshops, dial 0439 048 585 and make a reservation. The Bethania St Community Garden can be found at Bethania St, Lota, open seven days a week from 5:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. To learn more about the gardening and composting workshops offered at the park, visit their website here.