Thanks to everyone who helped out today!
From babes-in-arms to helpful hubbies with socket sets, to a new smiling neighbour and all in between! It was a fabulous group today, with lots achieved – removal of the garden bed closest to the gate to make way for the new pathway, as well as a good haircut and mulch of Guiseppe’s herb garden which had become rather wild, to the chunking up of the green matter left lying around after last Monday for the compost, and the repositioning of some signage.
Welcome to Lily, our newest gardener, who will be taking on a small plot outside the seed shed. Lovely to have young enthusiasm! There are bundles of herbs tied to the gate from today’s pruning of Guiseppe’s garden – these are free to the community – thanks to Lily for making this happen!
Also, check out the crazy gourds at the back of the garden – some of these could be part of the comedy fest!
Growing lil gardeners!
Is that a watermelon on the vine top left? And how about that gourd up the back!
Amazingly abundant cucumbers!
A well deserved haircut!
A job is easy with the right tools!! Going, going gone!
Thanks to everyone for the delicious feast afterwards too!
Sometimes we just have such abundance that we want to share the love… If you’re walking past and see herb bundles hanging off the fence these are for you to take home and enjoy! This week: mint, lemon verbena and Rosemary! Mint is great in with cool iced water. Lemon verbena makes a lovely warming tea, and Rosemary is good to add flavour to any European style marinade or for adding aroma to roast veges!
An engaging article from an old (30 Jan 2012) copy of The Big Issue … Looks like community gardens are an international phenomenon challenging the ‘norm’ and bringing a certain level of food security back to urban folk.
THIS SUNDAY IS THE MARCH WORKING BEE – run by Anna & Julia!
Please come along if you can – especially those of you who need to fulfil your quota for the season! We will be finishing the prep-project for the new social area and completing general maintenance. If anyone has a sledge hammer, socket set and tool to undo some large bolts in the garden bed closest to the main gate we are removing – that would be most appreciated!!
Just a reminder to everyone to bring a plate to share for the morning tea afterwards!
Local visitors welcome to pitch in!
Have you seen the young kookaburras around the garden? Very attentive, especially when there is soil being turned.
It’s time to prepare and sow garlic for next year! A worthy crop to wait for.
Here are some tips from Penny Woodward at the Organic Gardener: You can also listen to her promote her book and discuss a variety of garlic varieties on recorded radio RRR program 19th October 2014 at: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/dirty-deeds?an_page=2014-10-19
Yesterday evening’s working bee saw a whole new crew turn up to complete the clean up of the area where our new compost complex and pavilion is to be constructed. Even the garden shed received a thorough makeover to say nothing of the extraodinarily inventive bit of fencing that went on around the compost heap lying in state near the water tank! Again the “let’s get it done” attitude and good cheer saw the two hours slip away quickly and productively. Lovely Autumnal evening chat over a cup of tea completed the exercise.
A mighty effort has been made over these last two days, more community moments that cannot be quantified.