Autumn Gardening on the Coast with Cheralyn Darcey

Cheralyn holds a garden pot

maximum yields & healthier gardens 

Guest Speaker: Cheralyn Darcey

As the weather turns cooler, new opportunities as well as challenges begin to unfold in our gardens. Cheralyn will share with you plans, ideas and open discussion on what can be a busy time of planting and preparation for the seasons ahead and even a time of experimentation. She will also explore the botanical history of some of the plants of this time of the year. Make the most out of this autumn in your garden.

Cheralyn is an ethnobotanical gardener and botanical history author of twenty internationally published botanical titles. She produces and presents a weekly live 2-hour gardening radio show, At Home with the Gardening Gang, on CoastFM963 and writes the weekly Down in the Garden page for Central Coast News and The Coast Chronicle. Cheralyn lives in Lake Munmorah and is also the Garden Curator of SWAMP, Sustainable Wetlands Agricultural Makers Project in Tuggerah.


Tuesday 16th March 2021, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start


Tuggerah Hall, Anzac Road, Tuggerah, directly opposite Hungry Jacks – within easy walking distance of Tuggerah Railway Station.

Parking is  across the road in the council carpark next to Hungry Jacks . Please do not park in the Pizza Inn carpark on the left-hand side and  do not park in the Real Estate carpark on the right-hand side. Both venues need space for their customers in the evening.


Members: free

Visitors: gold coin donation


We will have a shared supper after the talk. It would be a great help if you could avoid any single-use plastic or other waste and bring single-serve items that can be shared with tongs, so we can stay COVID safe. All food will be served by our two new kitchen volunteers, Lisa and Bridget


1 raffle ticket: $1
3 raffle tickets: $2
10 raffle tickets: $5

Some great prizes for this month’s raffle at our Hall Gathering on Tuesday the 16th of March:

Formidable Vegetable’s most recent album, Earth People Fair in retro vinyl, signed by lead singer Charlie Mgee and cover artist Brenna Quinlan along with a copy of their Permaculture Action Cards that include Brenna’s beautiful illustrations with samples of Charlie’s wonderful permaculture lyrics (these are great for playing permaculture games with children);

A Permaculture Australia T shirt in 3XL so it will fit anyone as either a shirt or a nightshirt

A Diggers Club wall poster showing all kinds of beneficial relationships that can be achieved using companion planting.
Do you have something you would like to donate as a raffle prize? Perhaps some produce from the garden, some home made preserves or a permaculture book you have outgrown? All donations gratefully received and from this month we will bundle everything into just three prizes to save time and to give winners the opportunity to share their bounty with others if they wish to do so.