Impression Bay Community Development Association

The Impression Bay Community Development Association (IBCDA) was formed in 2014 to create a public garden space on the six acres of land surrounding the old convict site at 1 Jones Road, Premaydena. We aim to transform the paddock into a working community garden which celebrates the rich heritage of the area - Aboriginal, settler and modern. In a setting of native and exotic trees, plants, vegetables and flowers, the Garden will encompass a picnic site, a performance amphitheatre and, at the highest point of the block, a viewing platform overlooking the old Convict Probation Station. In 2019 a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund allowed us to install fundamental and comprehensive water infrastructure which makes the Garden viable. We also built a shade house from re-cycled materials, and have planted hundreds of trees, shrubs and plants.  All this has happened in our fortnightly Working Bees. These are well-attended and highly productive; we work together, eat together and learn skills from each other. This is a vibrant community project which brings together volunteers from diverse sectors of the community; its continuing success relies entirely on the commitment of locals. We have jobs for everyone from IT specialists to those who are better at wielding a spade. 

 

 

Current Projects:
I am a committee member of the Premaydema Heritage Garden & am interested in getting some more skills!

Primary Contact:

This information is provided for people to contact member groups about their community Landcare activities. Anyone wishing to distribute information generally to groups should contact Landcare Tasmania with their request.

Name: Dr LYSBETH JULIE FORD (Secretary, Impression Bay Community Development Association Inc (IBCDA)
Mobile phone: 0456299656
Email: lysbeth_ford@bigpond.com