Orchard Workshop, Woodfired Pizza and music
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Seedlings, Brick Moving, Slab laying - Photos
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May saw the beginning of the traditional soup lunches. Wicking Bed plus the Coburg Food Swap
The new veggie bed was seeded, it previously had the green squash in it over summer. The ivy was again cut back to allow for another vine to be planted there in the future, veggies were weeded. Trenches were dug.
Autumn Working Bee & the Glenroy Festival - Photos
FREE Workshop Series
Seed Saving - Saturday 6th March: When to harvest seeds, cleaning and storage.
We had a fantastic workshop on Saturday. Thirty-seven people attended! And we have so far signed up 7 new members. It has been fantastic to see so many new faces in the garden. If you notice someone you don’t recognise at the garden, please introduce yourself and make them welcome.
Propagation of Autumn Veggies - Saturday 20th March: Learn what veggies grow best in autumn and how to propagate them (free seeds and cuttings to take home).
FREE Workshop Series
Composting - Saturday 20th February: Worms ahoy! Learn how to make good compost! (featured in the Moreland Leader)
Thanks to Elspeth for organising and running the workshop. It was a great success. 29 people attended and the feedback we received was very positive.
The compost bays are now in operation. They will need to be turned at least once a week with a fork. Perhaps we can do this on Saturday mornings.
What a transformation in just one month!
Just a reminder that the garden is open every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm at the moment. Pop down and check out the site and perhaps pull a weed or two. It is really starting to take shape and we have a great group of people who have accomplished a great deal in the last couple of weeks. We welcome 4 new members.
Susie donated strawberries and sweet corn. We also planted lettuce, onions, tomatoes and beans. The bean seeds planted along the trellis near the front gate. The silverbeet and spinach are ready for harvesting!
In only a few short hours, the Glenroy Community Garden has begun to take shape!
Our first official working bee on November 22nd was rained out so instead we took our lunch and enthusiasm up to the Merri Community Health Services site in Glenroy and started chatting about how this garden may take shape. There were 12 of us there that first rainy day and the group decided they would go back Saturday morning and get a start. Within 3 hours, our group of 12 had converted a weed-filled space into the beginnings of a beautiful productive garden!
This initial core group has decided to meet at the garden weekly on Saturdays from 10am-12pm for the time being. If you would like to see the space, find out what is going on or meet some of the other gardeners, drop in on a Saturday morning and say hello. The garden is now accessible to community garden members at any time. We have installed combination locks on the gate and shed. To get access to the combination you will need to sign up as a community garden member. This is free.
The garden is beginning to take shape and it is really exciting. At the moment, the group are planting up the beds as communal beds. Over the next few months, we hope to get more people involved and that group will decide how the garden will work. At the moment we are just finding our feet so our membership process, rules etc may change over the coming months as the garden finds direction. This is a great time to get involved!