The garden began in the summer of 2008 and has grown to an extensive maze of garden beds and social spaces which cover around 5 acres of land. Wandering through the garden, you’ll discover a variety of fruit trees, medicinal herb gardens and unique and rare vegetables. The garden uses a high diversity patchwork approach to confuse pests and create benefits through companion planting.
The Garden is a great example of grass roots community engagement, atop a hill in North Bellingen, the garden gazes over a distant landscape with sweeping views over the Bellinger valley.
“[Northbank Community Garden] is a real and practical example of how hard but thoughtful work can bring into creation something that not only feeds people but provides useful worklife skills at the same time it brings into existence from the fertile earth something of striking and edible beauty.”