Small blocks, large houses, apartment living and shady trees can all play havoc with even the most experienced green thumbs when it comes to organic gardening.

The current trend towards growing your own food, while both desirable for many, is fraught with challenges if the space you have to play with is less than ideal.

Do you have a small, narrow, shady or searingly hot garden spot?

Have you despaired about what you can grow and eat from that area?

The Wynnum Manly Community Garden at Bethania Street, Lota has the solution for you. Linda Brenan, Brisbane’s organic horticulturist, is running a workshop at the Community Garden that will get your challenging spot growing good food in no time.

You’ll come away inspired and activated with plenty of ideas for how and what to grow utilising vertical gardens, hanging pots, small beds, pots and edibles that thrive in some shade.

Brennan says she’ll be sharing her expertise on maximising bounty with minimal hassles.

“Not everyone has the ideal spot or loads of space to grow food, and growing your own meal is the flavour of the year – rightly so,” says Brennan.

“I get a real buzz from helping people realise the full potential of their garden space, even if it comes with its challenges. At this workshop we’ll be getting our hands dirty and expanding our expertise.”

All who come are welcomed with open arms, a friendly smile and a cuppa.


What: Organic Gardening in Challenging Spaces Workshop.

Guest Presenter – Organic Horticulturist Linda Brennan, App Sci Hort and Permaculture

Where: Bethania St Community Garden, Cox Park, Bethania St, Lota

When: Sunday 22 June, 2-4pm

Cost: Free, booking essential.

Contact: Jenny on  3904 8585 or email