The Hillside Native Food Forest Landcare Group is made up of gardeners from the Kiama

Big Fig

Community Garden and others. The site is under two glorious Figs in the old quarry that now contains the Kiama sporting fields. Access is through the gate on Thompson St opposite the western end of Bong Bong St. There are some steep slopes on the site, but there are areas for all levels of accessibility.

The objectives of the group are:

  • Remove weed species from the site
  • Regenerate the local rainforest species (flora and fauna) under and around the second Fig
  • Maintain and improve the Native Food Forest
  • Create an example of the links between biodiversity and food security
  • Facilitate cultural interaction around the indigenous use of plants
  • Share knowledge and experience within the group and broader community

The types of activities we will be carrying out are weeding, planting, creating and installing habitat boxes, seed collection, propagating and harvesting from the native food forest. We will also organise guided walks, talks, workshops and visits in conjunction with the adjacent Kiama Community Garden. Share morning tea with group members.

Meeting times:

We officially meet on the 4th Saturday of the month from 9am to 11am. However, most Saturday mornings there will be group members on site.

Please bring gloves, bottled water, wear a hat and sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. Any tools you have at home such as secateurs, loppers, pruning saws, mattocks could be brought along. There are public toilets 200m from the site. You are also welcome to stay for morning


tea, bring a plate or gold coin donation.


Joe Carter

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