Friday, August 17, 2012

As well as some of the usual tasks in the garden, this week we will be spending an hour or so weeding and planting in the Hillside Native Food Forrest. It is time to get the weeds under some sort of control before the spring growing season. This will give the native edible plants a head start in the growing season. It will also make ongoing maintenance of the weeds easier.
We will be repairing some of the recycled underlay that is being used as weed exclusion matting and mulch on the steeper slopes. The matting has taken a battering from the recent strong winds. We will be planting some Lomandra longifolia , Carpobrotus glaucescens (Pigface) and Tetragonia tetragonioides (New Zealand Spinach or Warrigal Greens).

So if you are interested in native edible plants or just want to get our hand dirty in our verdant community garden, come along from 9am this Saturday and enjoy the friendship, community spirit and sharing of knowledge and the harvest. And of course have a lovely cuppa.

This Saturday in the garden we will be:

  • Planting seedlings
  • Turning the hot compost
  • Weeding and planting in the Hillside Native Food Forrest
  • Putting up shelves in the kitchen
  • Feeding the worms
  • Finishing the high-tec pizza oven repairs

Please enter the garden from the Kiama Sports Fields. Parking is in the Kiama Leisure Centre car park or in Thompson St near the end of Bong Bong St. Please wear sturdy shoes and gardening clothes. Please bring a hat, gloves and a tasty treat to share for morning tea (a gold coin donation box available in lieu of bringing food).

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