Welcome to the Randwick Community Organic Garden
 
RCOG is a community of gardeners interested in working towards a sustainable future by growing fresh organic produce and plants, learning about organic gardening and permaculture techniques, sharing skills and knowledge with the local community and cultivating the health of soil, plants, wildlife, people and community.
 
We don't use pesticides or herbicides, we create our own composts and collect our own rainwater. We share the fruits and vegetables of the communal gardens and tend our own plots. 
 
The garden is situated in Paine Reserve, corner Rainbow and Botany Streets, Randwick, Sydney (map).

We have a strong organic gardening community of more than 80 members. Our present motto is: 'He who plants a garden, plants happiness'.

The garden holds its monthly working bee every third Sunday of the month (9 am in winter and in the daylight saving months). Everyone is very welcome to come and give us a hand!

Visit the garden's Facebook group.



Covid-19 RCOG Updates

As NSW begins to open up, the RCOG will start to resume normal activities in keeping with current state health regulations and advice. 
  • Sign In with QR code: Please sign in with the QR code each time you enter the garden. This is a mandatory requirement of entry.
  • Not vaccinated yet? : Please do not join working bees or other group gardening events and activities until you are fully vaccinated. This is in adherence with NSW Health directives.
  • Masks: we encourage the wearing of masks when gardening with others.
  • Unwell?: Please stay at home and get tested.
  • Who Can Enter the Garden?: Members only. This will be reviewed at the November Committee meeting to ensure adherence to Council policy.

Let’s keep each other safe and well.

Thanks for your understanding and stay safe.



 
 
About Us
 
RCOG is a not-for-profit incorporated association where membership is open to all. RCOG is being created for, and is managed by, the local community.
 
RCOG offers the opportunity for the local community:
  • to access space to grow fresh veggies, herbs and flowers using organic gardening methods while enjoying the benefits of robust, outdoor health
  • to participate in sustainable gardening and creative environments
  • to enjoy the social benefits of community garden membership; meet people from different segments of the community and develop friendships
  • to improve our environment through involvement in a practical project offering simple solutions for environmentally friendly living.

Events
 
RCOG has working bees on the third Sunday of every Month. Working bees are a fun way to get hands on knowledge and experience in organic gardening, meet fellow community gardeners and contribute to a sustainable future of our community.

Upcoming 2021 Bees,

All working bees run 9am -11am

Sunday 17th January
Sunday 21st February
Sunday 21st March
Sunday 18th April
Sunday 16th May
Sunday 20th June
Sunday 18th July
Sunday 15th August
Sunday 19th September
Sunday 17th October
Sunday 21st November
Sunday 19th December



You can find more about working bees here

Gardener Resources
 
RCOG has a range of information and resources for members and the wider community, including links to helpful websites, planting guides, facts about organic pest management, composting, saving seeds, permaculture, plus recommended reading - all the information and inspiration you need to help you learn about organic gardening.