Friends of Gembrook Retreat

The Friends of Gembrook Retreat support residents to develop Maggie Dunkle’s vision of caring for the flora and fauna, and providing accommodation and contemplative spaces on the land.

The main activity of FRoGR is a weekly working bee on Fridays to maintain the gardens at Gembrook Retreat. This includes our orchard of 102 fruit and nut trees, the healing gardens (the Indigenous garden, the Quaker peace garden, Maggie’s garden, and Harry’s tree), and the gardens surrounding David’s Cabin, Black Cockatoo House and the new Meeting House.

At FRoGR working bees, members spend time watering, weeding, planting, pruning, mowing, fencing, netting and harvesting.

Members of FRoGR receive:

  • Monthly email detailing ‘What’s On’
  • Friday working bees 11am – 1:30pm, with shared morning tea and lunch
  • Pick flowers at Waratah Day in October
  • Invitation to participate in community prayers

Annual Membership

  • Membership fees are on a sliding scale of $10/$25/$50 per year – you choose the appropriate amount for your circumstances.

To become a member, please email us: