Thursday, April 19, 2012

Enduring Commitment

How rewarding to see so many members here last Saturday all pitching in for the garden and our Future Fest preparations. Work will continue next Saturday 21 April - see jobs below, then no working bees until 12 May owing to workshop events. Keep on discovering chokos this week, Frank found a good use for some last weekend!

Jobs to be done this Saturday 21 April:

1.      Water plants with Seasol/Compost teas

2.      Check that the cut Bana grass is not sprouting

3.      Plant garlic

4.      Check brassicas for green grubs (and kill them if found)

5.      Water the FutureFest seedlings

6.      Plan for FutureFest

7.      Feed the worms

8.      Harvest

9.      Clean up the meeting room (winter is coming)

10.  Weed

11.  Have a lovely cuppa

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Choko's Oh Choko's!

A versatile vegetable that's willing to please,  Keen to be yummy takes flavours with ease, Greets you in winter as others say bye, Holds its own texture for crunch in stir fry.Give it a chance, its fresh and nutritious - Check out our recipes and try some new dishes!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One out of Two....

There's movement on our wish list! A much anticipated pizza oven, different to this though - will soon be built at the garden, and our hospitality will grow deliciously. The base is already near completion, Pity about no chooks!
On Saturday 14 April we will be working at the garden from 8.30 am. Quite a lot of planting and potting to be done ... here's the list.   Hope to see you there!
  • Continue clearing sweet potatoes above the fence line.
  • Thin out and pot strawberries. 
  • Plant out any pea seeds we have in the garden.
  • Plant seeds in paper rolls for Future Fest usage and giveaways.
  • Continue with ongoing garden projects.
  • Harvest, weed and water as necessary
  • Have a cuppa and enjoy a chat.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easy Going for Easter

The Autumn garden is flourishing, thankful for all of the recent rains and enjoying the return to Sunshine we have experienced recently.
There will be no organised working bees over the Easter Break although visiting members are encouraged to harvest and maintain the garden individually.....or go about their seasonal duties!

We hope everyone returns rested and replenished after Easter for the next working bee on Saturday 14 April.  On the weekend of 5 and 6 May there will be a wood fired pizza oven building workshop at the garden. This workshop will be conducted professionally and early pre-payment is essential.  For more information contact us by email as above.

Best wishes for a Happy Easter!