Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vege boxes!

Another great day on Sunday with more work being done to get our new extension happening.
Our crack team of vege box wranglers (see below) worked hard repairing and lining the bases and positioning the boxes ready for filling with the soil that was delivered by The Green Centre last week.
By the way, that spade did not connect with Alistair's head- not while I was watching anyway!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Meeting on Sunday and Seed Saving

We had a great meeting on Sunday with Christine taking lots of notes and performing the role of Chairperson to keep us all moving. There were a lot of issues discussed so check out the Meetings book in the shed to get up to date with what was decided.
After the meeting Marijka held a Seed Saving workshop and brought along an awesome supply of the seed she has collected. We will be starting a Seed saving Group at the gardens to keep this going- it's a wonderful thing to do, and makes so much sense!
I will put up a permanent link to our Membership rules as well for anyone who may be considering joining the gardens.
Getting much colder, but time for lots of kale, broccoli, leafy greens and peas!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Green Centre comes to the rescue!

We have just found out that the wonderful people at The Green Centre have offered to donate their Vege Mix soil to fill our vege boxes in the new extension! Woo hoo! So it'll be all hands on deck to receive and transport the soil to the boxes sometime in the next few weeks. Then of course we'll be able to welcome some new members to take ownership of the boxes.
We have a permanent link to The Green Centre in our links list to the left, so check out their website to find out more about them.

April/May Working Bees

The last couple of working bees have seen plenty of movement on the new extension with some planting of lavender and olives outside the fence and some new taps put in as well. On Sunday I only managed to get a couple of photos before one of our bees decided to hurry me along by stinging me on the eye- needless to say I left a bit early. But before then I was able to catch some of the weeding and cleaning up action, and Chris holding aloft the most beautiful apple from the Pink Lady Apple tree he planted. All reports tell me it was a great day and more plans are afoot to fill the boxes in the new extension.(By the way my eye is fine, but I was a pretty hideous sight there for a while)
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