Three cheers for our amazing ‘Garden Gurus’ & ‘Mow-Hawks’!

October 8, 2018

Drop in and be inspired or stay and get your hands dirty at the Edgeworth David Community Garden.

This project, two years in the making, is a wonderful inclusive garden for all in the community.

Located in Hornsby on the corner of Sherbrook and Northcote Roads, it’s exciting to see the first harvests with pumpkins, bok choy and snow peas filling the collection baskets!

We’d like to acknowledge Paul Fletcher, MP for Bradfield and now Minister for Urban Infrastructure, for providing a grant of almost $15,000 which funded important garden purchases.

Our CatholicCare Disability Futures volunteers – the “Garden Gurus” and the “Mow-Hawks” do a great job providing general planting and maintenance in the garden.

In a recent conversation with Matthew Muzman, a passionate “Garden Guru” member, he told me he was learning a lot about vegetable growing, seedling management and the seasons. Matthew and fellow volunteers receive coaching supervision from CatholicCare staff Edward Waple and Joe Chan plus professional garden mentoring from James Quealy – the Council Horticulturalist.

According to the Garden Management Committee, the participation of the “Garden Gurus” and “Mow-Hawks” has been crucial in the development of the garden from a values point of view. Their participation has brought tangible and real understanding about what social inclusion looks like, and how it can be practically fostered in the community. Awesome work everyone!

The garden is continuously growing, and volunteers are needed for several roles. If you are interested, please contact

by Julian Baez Avellaneda