Monthly Archives: July 2014

July Working Bee – Many hands make light work

Workers at Fairfield Community Garden’s July working bee were treated with glorious winter sunshine and good company. The industrious crew emptied a compost bin, created new strawberry plots, replanted boots and laid mulch… all before morning tea time.

The Annual General Meeting was held over a hearty spread and we celebrated the achievements of the past year, such as fruit tree planting, growth of communal plots, seed raising success and management of general garden maintenance.

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June Working Bee

Thanks to everyone who made the working bee on Sunday!

We had a fab turn out of about 12 people and managed to get a lot done while sheltering in the cubby during the showers!

We:

• dug up two peach trees from Melissa’s garden up the road and transplanted them into FCG!
• Espaliered some fruit trees along the fence
• Trimmed the lemon tree to remove the gall wasp larvae which burrow into the twigs and lead to die back and loss of production (thanks Google) – pics attached
• dug up two more areas around the garden perimeter to plant out – we didn’t get to finish one area on the train line side due to the rain so could pick this up at next working bee
• weeded communal plots

We also had a stunning morning tea – stand outs were Kylie’s home made chocolate milo coated macaroons and Anna’s sushi informed by cooking lessons in Japan last week!

Nom nom nom

Nom nom nom

Chatting in the hut

Chatting in the hut

Nom nom

Nom nom

Morning tea spread

Morning tea spread 

Kyllie's award winning macaroons

Kyllie’s award winning macaroons

Gall wasp infestation

Gall wasp infestation

Trimming the lemon tree to rid it of the Gaul wasp infestation

Trimming the lemon tree to rid it of the Gall wasp infestation

 
Regards,

Bridget, Briony, Anna and Kylie