Seasons Greetings Gardener,
Tis the season to be jolly. Which is why we’re having a party in December instead of a working bee.
Everyone is welcome on
Thursday 21 Dec
@ Fig Tree
From 4pm, BBQ provided from 6pm
Bring a plate of finger food (if you have the time)
There will be music, there will be merriment, there will be pats on the back, sighs and laments of “how quick has this year gone”…and there will be lollies.
Come along for five minutes or stay for a few drinks. Nothing formal just a simple acknowledgement that we are a group of people working in the community for the community.
Newcastle Small Environment Grants
In the spirit of Christmas Council has once again complimented the garden with an injection of funds for activities in 2007. Under the Newcastle Small Environment Grants, the garden now has some cash to develop some quirky waste management demonstrations. Namely:
A CHOOK RUN
DEMO FISH FARM
DEMO YABBY FARM
MORE WORM FARMS
FOOD WASTE COLLECTION SYSTEMS in the form of bicycle trailers
Work for the Community
Who better to build these projects than the Work for the Dol crew. Well another six month stint offered by OK Community Care has just commenced. Anthony will once again lead them through the paces, but of course everyone’s input in these projects is appreciated.
Picking a Winner
Tomatos, zucchinis, beans, basil and corn (among other things) are on. Picking veges helps produce more veges. If unpicked fruit like beans, zucchinis and squash keep growing they sap all the energy from the plant not allowing it to continue producing and you end up with one big hard fruit. Pick them young and the plant just keeps on producing.
Thankyou for a Great Year
The garden is now 18 months old – still a baby. So many people contribute to the space in so many ways. Rather than run the risk of missing names I’ll just list some actions. So thanks for:
Hosting schools, preschool and play groups
Writing grant applications,
Developing and maintaining a web site,
Involving new arrivals,
Promoting the garden,
Bringing 500 preparation,
Organising events at the site,
Bottling worm wee,
As the messenger that espouses everyone else’s good work – thanks for that privilege.
Imported from figtree.org.au