Former community garden coordinator, Rob Waters, a Gomeroi poet, is running Speaking Fire, a multi-sited celebration of poetry, story and place. Speaking Fire will be held monthly at the community garden (and at other sites beyond Armidale).

The next installment will be on April 25th, 2018, with the theme of Lest We Forget – as a challenge to the Anglo-focused memorialisation of Anzac Day in Australian myths of nationhood, and as a commemoration of Aboriginal resistance and survival in the Frontier Wars and beyond.