Garden Group

Come and learn about gardening by helping to look after our wicking beds, vegetables, fruit trees, worm farms, and compost.

Day: One Tuesday each month

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am

Cost: Free

2021 Dates:

23rd February

23rd March

20th April

25th May

22nd June 


Recycle & Re-use

Books and jigsaws! Check out our ever changing collection of preloved books. Swap or donate out of hours using our 'Little Libraries' in the front and in the back yards. Please note, office visits are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Reduce waste

You can drop off household batteries, light globes, mobile phones, and small e-waste (keyboards, mouse etc). You can also drop off empty toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes, dental floss containers, and X-rays. Please note: goods need to be dropped off during office hours, as our recycle area is inside. Please do not leave goods at the front door.

(Temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions)  


Composting and Worm Farm

Contact us and see what we are doing and how you can be involved. 


Working Bee

Give us a hand in one of our seasonal working bee programs.

Dates TBA

Sausage & veggie sizzle provided



Share your excess produce. We also have herbs and veggies from our garden that we are happy to share with our neighbours.


Rescued food

Second Bite redistributes surplus fresh food that is donated by farmers, wholesalers, markets, supermarkets, caterers and events. Supplies will be available for collection from Holden Street Neighbourhood House on Wednesdays between 11.00am-3.00pm.

*Please try to bring your own reusable bags or boxes to carry items home


Sustainable Neighbourhood House Tour

Learn about the sustainable retrofits that have helped turn Holden St Neighbourhood House into a more comfortable, eco-friendly house with lower energy bills. The building has been upgraded with solar panels, efficient lighting, tubular skylights, window treatments, internal and external blinds, draught proofing, insulation and water tanks. Originally a suburban house, there is much that you can apply to your own home. Energy experts will be on hand to provide further advice

Available on request.