Past Events

Third Annual Festival of Forgotten Skills at the

Glen Forrest Community Garden



Check out the latest updates for the Festival on the Facebook page ‘Festival of Forgotten Skills 2018’

So far we have the following workshops and activities planned:

  • Paper-making with Mary
  • Pruning with Ralph
  • Mosaics with Janette
  • Garden Tool Maintenance with John
  • Spinning with Walter
  • Knitting with Anne-Marie
  • Story reading with Wendy
  • Food share, Plant share, Book share, Clothes share
  • plus olden day games
  • AND wood fired pizza

All free, no funding and without the use of electricity. Please help to make this a no waste event by bringing your own drinks and snacks and taking home your re-usable containers.

All organisation, workshops and activities are provided by volunteers and all materials by donation.

Sun 19th Aug – Wood-fired Pizza for Sunday lunch


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2018 AGM – Wed 28th MarchGFCG AGM 2018 Flyer

Big Table Brunch

Sun 26th Nov 2017 10am

We’ll put out some tables, supply some orange juice and ice, rig up some shade and provide a nice venue.

You’ll bring a plate or dish of brunchy type food to share, chair, eating equipment (own plate, cutlery, cup etc and napkin if you’re posh), friends and family.

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Sat 7th Oct from 2pm


2pm                 Launch of Hills Go2Cups
2:30pm            Workshop – Lashings for Garden Structures  (Try your hand at knots and lashings)
3:15pm            Workshop – Garden Tools Maintenance  (Bring along your garden tools)
4pm                 Demonstration – Fruit Tree Pruning  (Watch how it is done and ask questions)
4:45pm            Make your own Pizza (BYO toppings)

Other activities include mosaics, crochet, olden days games, macrame, giant checkers
clothes share, book share, plant share, food share
(bring some you no longer needs, take some that someone else no longer needs)

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PIZZA & BONFIRE Saturday 24th June from 4pm

BYO pizza toppings to share and chair

PIZZA & GAMES Sunday 7th May 2017

Come and join us from 4:30. See flyer below.

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2017 AGM

7:30pm Wednesday 29th March – Glen Forrest Sports Club – see below for details

GFCG AGM 2017-Flyer

Festival of Forgotten Skills
Saturday 22nd October 2-5pm

Come along and have a go. This will be a hands-on day of activities for everyone. See flyer below.
Our philosophy for the day is ‘NO MONEY – NO POWER – NO WASTE’
Bring your own food, drink and chair. Take home any waste.
Bring pizza toppings to share.
Please let us know if you might be interested in donating your time or any materials to help on the day.

2016 AGM
7:30pm Thursday 31st March – Glen Forrest Sports Club – See below

GFCG AGM 2016-Flyer

GLEN FORREST 100 YEARS – Sunday 18th October – from 3:30pm

Grand Pizza Oven opening will be part of this event.


Spring Planting – Sunday 11th Oct – 1-3pm

In conjunction with Transition Town Guildford Kitchen Garden Society.

Come along and help plant out the community garden with spring veg. All donations of seeds and seedlings will be gratefully received.

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Mosaic Workshop – Sunday 13th Sept – from 10am

Come along and help create a mosaic mural to cover the bench around our new Pizza Oven. Design will include images of fruit and veg. Everyone welcome.

Bring tiles (plain colours preferred), your creativity and morning tea to share. If you have any tile cutters or other relevant tools it would be great if you could bring them too.

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Long Table Lunch – Sunday 21st June 2015

Come and join us for a fun and frivolous Long Table Lunch at the Garden to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Bookings are essential at or with one of the garden members.

Please see the flyer below for more details.


AGM – Wednesday 25th March 2015

The Glen Forrest Community Garden Inc. will be holding its 3rd Annual General Meeting on Wednesday evening 25th March at the Glen Forrest Gourmet. Please come along and celebrate our achievements over the past year and see what we have in store for the next 12 month. See flyer below.


Olla Workshop – Sunday 15th March 2015

Come and get creative! Learn how to make an olla (pronounced ‘oy-yah’) – an unglazed clay pot used for garden irrigation for over 4000 years. For more information contact Jenny at


Strawbale Building Workshop – Build Garden Seats

Sunday 9am-12 November 16th,23rd,30th 2014

‘Strawbale Selene’ lead us through the art and science of strawbale building over three Sundays in November. Our North East Piazza is coming to life with two lovely seats.

Check out how we went with Strawbale Workshop 1 which created the footings, Strawbale Workshop 2 which placed the straw bales and completed the first render and Strawbale Workshop 3 which finished off  with the final render and mosaic and decorative features.


Spring Planting – 9am Sunday 21st Sept 2014

Come and join us for the GFCG Spring Planting event. We’ve been preparing garden beds ready for a big planting day. Bring you family and friends, some plants, garden tools, morning tea and your wellies. And watch the garden beginning to take shape.

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High Tea at the Garden – 20th July 2014

One Sunday Vicki brought along a most wonderful morning tea. We had tea from a tea-pot drunk from china mugs. And we had an amazing array of biccies, including shortbread in shapes of all sorts of fruits and vegies – pears, plums, carrots. A great way to top off a morning of mulching. Thanks Vicki.

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A.G.M. – 19th March 2014

We had a great AGM on the 19th with 16 people attending. Viv at the the Glen Forrest Gourmet supplied us with delectable quiches, incorporating pumpkin and rosemary grown in the community garden. We elected office bearers for our committee for the coming year and after due discussion and deliberation arrived, by consensus, at our choice of logo for the group. All will be revealed soon.


The Glen Forrest Community Garden will be holding its 2nd AGM on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at the Glen Forrest Gourmet Cafe on Railway Pde in Glen Forrest from 6pm.
Viv is opening especially for us and will be supplying a discounted Quiche and Salad dinner for $12. Please let us know if you would like a meal. Other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase on the night.


Or see a bigger version here:  AGM2014-Flyer

Regular Watering & Gardening
During summer we are meeting at the garden at 8:30am each Sunday.  Please come and say hello. Sometimes we go over to one of the local coffee shops for a cuppa afterwards.Flyer-LongTableLunch2015

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