The Muswellbrook Penguin Garden Club meets monthly and are planning workshops and working bees on pallet wall gardens, worm farms, composting, healthy food gardens, healthy eating, and lots more.
The Penguin Garden Club, auspiced by Council, grows local food for local charities and has a composting and worm farm system.
The group is featured on the cover of the local 2018 Yellow Pages in recognition of the work they do and received Council’s environmental award at the 2018 Australia Day Awards.
The group has established 15 garden beds and has successfully gained grants and other donations to support daily operations.
In partnership with Red Door Kitchen, Warrior Disability Services collect food scraps for composting and the food grown in the garden is donated back to the kitchen. Another local disability services group EGA runs the worm farm for the garden club.
It is located on the Sustainability Hub on Wilkinson Ave. Muswellbrook Shire Council’s Sustainability Unit manages the Hub but relies heavily on community support.