Many people at the Co-op like to be conscious about their food, and how it is produced. Our garden provides us with fresh, local, organic, free produce, as well as a way of learning about gardening and food production, feeling the satisfaction of eating something you’ve seen grow, and bringing people (Co-opers and Havelock residents) together on this common project. We have two gardens – one in the building courtyard, and one on Moore St, that contain all different seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs.
With guidance from the gardening team, these gardens are managed by the co-opers collectively, and are free to use for any residents (including non-co-op Havelock residents), friends, and passers-by.
We also have an organic composting system, turning the food waste of 29 students into a natural fertiliser for the garden beds to produce new food!
Last Updated 15/1/15WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR OF GARDEN LOVE AT THE CO-OP! Thank you to everyone who helped get the garden to where it is now – as good as it’s ever been! Luscious and green! Ready to pick/eat
Basil (so much)
Corn (only the bigger cobs with the brown hairs on the top)
Nasturtiums (good antibacterial!)
Roquette to the break of day
There are still meagre amounts of parsley and coriander but most of it has gone to seed.
If you just need a little bit you should be able to find some.
FYI: seeds currently being harvested:
A new watering and general gardening tasks roster will be developed at the start of semester and posted here.In the mean time… To find out how you can help: Co-opers please contact the gardening team Friends of the Co-op please email firstname.lastname@example.org