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Campbelltown Community Orchard

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What is a community orchard?

A community orchard is an orchard that is not-for-profit and is being cared for by a community of people. Residents are invited to harvest and share the produce through regular community working bees and other activities. It provides a way to share knowledge and horticultural skills and inspire us to think about growing our own food.

The Campbelltown Community Orchard

Campbelltown Community Orchard Map

The Campbelltown Community Orchard is located at the back of Thorndon Park in Paradise and was created by local people working in close partnership with the Council.  Today, the Campbelltown Community Orchard has up to 36 fruit and nut trees which are cared for by volunteers with the support of Council.

The Community Orchard also houses the Thorndon Park Reservoir pump house which has been decorated with a mural reflecting on the past and celebrating the future of food production in Campbelltown. Artist Melanie Spurling worked closely with members of the Campbelltown Community Orchard to contribute themes and information she incorporated into the mural.

Community Working Bees

Volunteers are vital to the Campbelltown Community Orchard so why not come along to one of our monthly working bee sessions and see what goes on. It is a great space for learning, sharing, meeting like minded people and having some fun! Volunteers and Council staff are on hand to welcome you and provide guidance on what needs doing on the day. You don’t have to stay for the whole session and are welcome to bring family and friends. 

Working bees are held on the second Sunday of the month, 10am-12pm.

2019 Working bee dates:

  • 13 January
  • 10 February
  • 10 March 
  • 14 April
  • 19 May (a Saturday due to Sunday 12th being Mother's Day)
  • 16 June (due to Monday 10th being a Public Holiday)
  • 14 July
  • 11 August
  • 8 September
  • 13 October
  • 10 November
  • 8 December

Campbelltown Community Orchard 1     child and adult volunteers planting succulents at display board in the Community Orchard    Pumphouse with food market mural at Community Orchard

Getting Involved

There are many different ways you can support the Community Orchard and it is not necessarily all physical work!

To learn more or to get involved contact Sophie on 8366 9303 or skavoukis@campbelltown.sa.gov.au.

PO Box 1, Campbelltown SA 5074 | 172 Montacute Rd, Rostrevor SA 5073
(08) 8366 9222|mail@campbelltown.sa.gov.au| ABN 37 379 133 969
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