Monday, September 12, 2011

Working Bee September 4th

The working bee was a fabulous hive of activity. People working at all corners of the garden..  from a quickie workshop from the compost queen to the stacking of the worm bins, composting, planting, weeding and  eating of course.  Salads to die for, pickled cherries to hmm, hmm, muffins to ask recipes for and Dianne's home baked bread.  Check out Jessica's muffins on the recipe page.

Rebecca's creations. 
Unfortunately the camera is not always accurate, the icing was also definitely mauve.


 Rebecca and friend mosaicing the new sign..

Alistair doing what he likes best.  Planting. This time it's a passion fruit.

Jessica and Christine, compost buddies.

Compost aerator being manufactured on site. Christine, Alistair moral support.

I've been working up north in the warmer climes and low and behold I have sprouted four arms.


Heather framed.

Chris and Biggles or is it Biggles and Chris.


  Pixie and gnome on a rock. Ostensibly weeding..plenty of chatter and

Ian and parsnips.  This will go down in garden folklore.. first ever grown.
                                                      Ian, parsnips and admirers.

Afternoon Tea.

Men's Business.

On the way and the moon.
photos marijka
posted by marijka

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Darebin Council Plans

Marijka, Ros and I (Rebecca) met with Liz from the Darebin Council Playsafe program last week and she gave us some plans to look at (now pinned up on the back of the shed door) and plenty of useful information. This photo shows the Council's plans to upgrade the public area below our gardens as part of the "Playsafe" program and it appears that it will hardly affect our gardens at all. The Council actually refers to the public area as the "Northcote Community Gardens Reserve" -which is nice, and apparently they will put a sign up saying that eventually. Basically the basketball hoop and area will be upgraded, a new fence put in along the road up to where it currently stops and the path will be refreshed with new gravel up to the same point. The council is allotting $500 for indigenous plants and mulch for the area behind the basketball hoop and are happy for us to determine what to do with that. All of this should be going ahead within the next 2 months.
So all in all the scary sign that just appeared one day has turned out to be a good thing!