The garden will be open to visitors on Saturday 12 March from 12 until 4pm
Members of the public will be able to speak with members and look at how the garden is evolving.
There will be plants for sale and the young (and not so young) will have the opportunity to try their hand at designing and decorating a plastic bird scarer to keep those unwanted birds off your garden.
At the AGM on 1 August the following committee members were appointed
President Graham Stevens
Secretary Christine Manning
Treasurer Kevin Lollback
Garden Coordinator: Sheila Buchan
Vice President : Daniel Grono
On 20 June about 12 members and friends had the opportunity to visit community gardens at Stratfield and Glovers Road Lilyfield. This provided us with plenty of ideas for our garden. We were made most welcome at each garden and it was a very useful excursion for the members
We were pleased to receive a cheque from the Rotary Club of Concord to allow the garden to acquire a native bee hive. Native bees are stingless and play an important role in pollination and managing pests. Concord Rotary President Dee Covington and other Rotary members presented the cheque to President Graham Stevens and member Sheila Buchan at a recent Concord Rotary Market
The recent working bee saw members working hard to tidy up the garden as the focus turned to weeding and mulching between the beds. The garden looked much better at the end of the morning, thanks to the efforts of those involved. Members are also working to establish a second flower patch near the entrance to the garden to further encourage bees and insects into the area.
The community beds are growing well and provided an abundance of fresh produce as we harvested strawberries, broad beans, peas, silverbeet and chinese spinach to share among the members. Thoughts are now turning to the next rotation of beds.
The Community Garden was represented at the Concord Carnival and offered local residents the opportunity to win a hamper of organically grown produce. Representatives were available to discuss what’s on offer at the Garden and to promote this great facility. Residents were encouraged to visit the garden and see what was on offer.
Late August and Early September have seen a huge amount of rainfall in the garden. This has been great for our water tank and means we will have a good supply of water once Summer arrives. The garden has coped well with the deluge but we are expecting a influx of weeds of follow!
Our monthly meeting got off to a somewhat damp start but those that braved the rainy morning managed to stay dry under the pergola and continued the meeting with a smile. However, we did decide to leave the Working Bee items for another day. Instead we focused discussions on what needs to be done to prepare our community beds for Spring planting.