Launching a Community Garden
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 07:00 - 11:00
We plan to have a Working day to build a community garden to share and learn from. A child friendly garden is one of our hopes as our area has a lot of families with young children. The hope is to begin early in the day. Then there will be a shared organic sausage and home grown eggs on home made toast and organic coffee. Followed by a worm farm and composting demonstration and more.......
Hello to all the wonderful volunteers and also to the people who have expressed interest to stay informed with the progress of the big day on Sunday.
GREAT NEWS: All this has been achieved by the volunteers in past few days
1. The tree is down, not so great for tree lovers, but we have grown a replacement for it over past two years and we are growing food where it was and it was a noctious weed and we are going to get someone to make bowls and perhaps a bread board for us to use.
2. Chipper is donated for a week
3. Raspberries are donated, Vege Seeds are donated
4. Large spirit level is donated for us to keep
5. Mushroom Compost is ordered and will be delivered later today or tomorrow
6. sand for bogg is ordered
7. materials for preparing tranquility zone paving is here. NO PAVERS YET
IMPORTANT: Please let me know if you do not wish to be included on the mail out. I will remove you from the list.
UPDATE of Plans and needs for 10/10/10 The Inspiration Garden Launch
1. Measuring/digging swales followed by addition of no-dig veg beds. DICK to coordinate
2. Preparing the areas for and Tree planting. NO volunteer yet to coordinate
3. Digging/preparing/planting taro-bog area. NO volunteer yet to coordinate
4. The paving area will be worked on if there are enough people- the materials for preparing the site are all here, however the other parts of the garden are top priority. We have not had any luck getting pavers donated yet. I have somethingin mind. A local business, any suggestions?
Of the following list these two are most important at this stage.
1. WE STILL NEED two volunteers experienced or knowledgable to supervise and assist the other volunteers for a) Tree Planting group and b)Preparing the TARO area bogg
2. Bales of Sugar Cane Mulch or lucern hay - We suggest each one of us donate a bale each family....if you agree please let me know.
Other things that we still need for the day include;
The following seeds / seedlings;
Bamboo - I am not sure what type Megan requires for the Permaculture Design
Ice cream bean - have been offered some seeds, but have not got a seedling for this
Wheelbarrows, Picks, shovels, Garden forks
Cardboard / newspaper - each family bring some along if possible
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: There are many ways individuals can help. Either in the garden, BYO gloves, hat and tools. In the kitchen preparing and cleaning up the breakfast. BYO plate, knife and folk and coffee cup. (No throw aways at our place) Assisting with a childrens program, Blue Card holders only to be with children. Registering your interest is essential so contact Nancy so she can coordinate and send you details of address.
Event Host: Transition East