Monday, January 19, 2009

Volunteer's Grant

Hooray for us! We have been successful in our application for a Volunteer's Grant from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and today we received the Letter of Offer, so very soon we should have the money in our account and begin spending!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Community vege swap meet...another one!

Community Event - Vegie Swap Meet
Too many tomatoes? Loads of lemons? Bundles of Beans? Don't let them go to waste. Bring along your excess home grown produce, anything from vegetables and fruit to worm juice, and swap it for someone else's excess produce.
The Vegie Swap will be held at Bulleen Art and Garden every second Saturday until ANZAC day, starting on the 17th of January. It will be held between 9am and 11am. Everyone's welcome, just turn up on the day.
Future Vegie Swap dates are 31st January, 14th & 28th February, 14th & 28th March and 11th and 25th of April. BAAG is only providing the space for this community event and will not be gaining financially in any way from it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Christmas Wish

Thank you Ruby from Northcote Community Gardeners.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bees and Best Garden Winners

The award for the Super Best Garden of January 2009 (which I just invented 2 seconds ago) has to go to Justin and Edain whose plot is just bursting to overflowing with lush vege goodness...I mean, seriously, you need a pith helmet and a machete to get through that!
Jane's plot is also the envy of us all and runs a very close second, so green stars to you all!
We also had an impressive turn out at the working bee on Sunday considering the time of year and how hot it was. We managed to get some mulch spread about around the re-vegetation area, and weed under the fig trees, as well as sit down and have a natter, so it was a good day.

On the bee front, Ros has been doing some investigating and plans to send out an email about it, and has also suggested a link here to the Department of Sustainabilty where you can enter Apiary Code of Practice in their search box for those who are interested.
We may have bees in the gardens soon, but need to make sure it's all safe and proper first.
Next Working Bee is probably Sunday 1st February, so see you then for some planning and plotting for 2009.