Working Bees

Working Bees are held on the first Sunday of the month and all are welcome to come and join in.

We often suggest to non-members that attending a Working Bee is a great way to test out whether or not The Paddock is for you before committing to an annual membership.

Starting time is 10am with the day usually running until 2.30pm with a delicious BBQ lunch to say thank you to all the volunteers on the day.

Please note: attendance at working bees is a condition of membership. A minimum of 3 working bees must be attended annually.

It is understood that some people may not be able to attend working bees on weekends so if you are unable to attend please let our Garden Coordinator know in advance.


February working bee5 Feb 2023
March working bee5 Mar 2023
April working bee2 Apr 2023
May working bee7 May 2023
June working bee4 Jun 2023
July working bee2 Jul 2023
August working bee6 Aug 2023
September working bee3 Sep 2023
October working bee8 Oct 2023
November working bee5 Nov 2023

General Tasks

Shared, or communal, garden areas are areas within the community garden that are not allocated to personal cultivation in the form of allotments.

Maintenance of these areas is the shared responsibility of all members. Allotment holders are expected to participate in the maintenance and development of shared areas via working bees. Some members may prefer to participate only in shared gardening and forego the opportunity for an allotment.

The Garden Coordinator facilitates the management of shared areas and organises working bees.

Tasks that need completing at working bees are placed on the communal notice board and are checked off when completed. Regular working bee tasks include:


  • Clean gutters and sweep swale drains.
  • Mow/clear edges and walkways.
  • Rubbish clearance.
  • Eco house sweep and clean.
  • Tool shed sweep and tidy.


  • Weed all communal areas.
  • Plant out any gaps in communal areas.


  • Full muck out of chook coop/shed.
  • Coop shed repairs.


  • Empty composting toilet.
  • Compost aerated and compost status updated.
  • Cut up green waste and add to compost garden waste bays.
  • Work bins/sub pod turn and check.