Featherston Community Garden

In 2013 the congregation of St John’s at Featherston, led by the indefatigable team of Bob and Julia Reed, revived the community garden project.

The first step was to build a shed for all the gardening equipment that would be needed to make garden maintenance easier.


This sturdy and functional shed had been pre-fabricated for a local farmer but never assembled.  Bob was able to secure it for the Church and assembled it on-site by the gate leading to the vacant garden lot.  Then it was a matter of clawing back the 2011 raised garden beds from the wilderness.

IMG_20131102_131629_0IMG_20131102_112046_0The raised beds emerging from the overgrowth






Clearing the surrounding areas and preparing the soil for new gardens




Diane and Rex doing the hard yards!   IMG_20131102_112035_0


IMG_20131102_112000_0Clearing weeds and recovering the old mulch pile






Diane, Margo and Bob at the barbecue lunch table




With the old beds cleared ad re-planted, and new beds established, Julia decided to showcase the garden to the wider Featherston community.


Baking, plants, mini workshops, music and food.


Guitar, cello and dancing

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The ‘one square foot garden’ concept and produce stalls