Our first Spring working bee dawned cold and very wet especially as some of our gardeners decided to make a very early start, then again it’s never too early to go to a working bee. However, the rain abated and the cold was tempered by our trusty fire masters – Pete, Malachy and Murphy.
The jobs completed included:
- emptying of one of the compost bays and rescuing the beautiful compost that the rats must have hauled out and munched through on the outside perimeter (they did a great job of it!!)
- weeding and composting of the raspberries on the south side of the gardens (behind the Tree Project potting shed)
- clearing of a plot on the north side ready for planting
- a sortin’ and a sweepin’ and a tidyin’ of the ‘tool shed’
- weeding and clearing of the outside south perimeter
- weeding of the north perimeter to halt the creep of the weeds
- bracing of the wicking bed that seems to have split its sides
- planting of peas and lettuce into the communal wicking beds
Whew, we did all this in about 2 hours, it was a fantastic effort. Then it was time for the AGM and … morning tea. It was great to see so many people at the working bee, talking, working, playing, laughing, having fun and eating a delicious morning tea – some of the reasons why we community garden!