04 February 2011


Come "crank the goodness" with us this Sunday from 10am...

Our dedicated volunteers have been "hard at it" at the Garden after returning from their various holiday sojourns.

The Quakers held their annual gathering at Wollongong University Innovation campus earlier in January and we happily agreed to take their food waste.
We hosted 3 Quaker group garden tours over a week for the experienced organic gardeners and farmers. The final tour included the respected and celebrated Australian Permaculturalist and international community development catalyst and all round champion of social justice, Rosemary Morrow. It was an honour to meet Rowe and share our work with her and the Quaker friends.

Wednesday afternoon's "Compost Crew" saw a great opportunity to use the food waste as a valuable addition to a humble 20m3 aerobic compost heap they had been building. Summer waste lawn clippings & leaves from a local lawn mowing service, windbreak prunings, veggie plant refuse, sugar cane mulch, animal manures, various trace elements and water were some of the ingredients for the impressive "wind row" compost.
We are in the process of turning it with our "solar powered bob cat" also know as garden volunteers with shovels, forks and enthusiastic vigour!
At last, the outdoor kitchen is underway! We have started to clear the kitchen area of various weeds which have been doing a great job of pioneering the road base floor we laid over a year ago. These need to be removed before we lay the form work to pour the concrete slab.

It seems it will be an intensive working bee but be rest assured a wonderful organic spread will be laid for the tasty 1am lunch! Bring your hats, sunscreen and something for the feast and we look forward to see you there.

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