Friday, February 24, 2012

1st working bee of 2012





We kicked off our 2012 working bees with a big garden clean-up. Alot of the summer crops including tomatoes and pumpkins were removed, which had our compost crew of Chris, Melissa and Mish working overtime (thanks guys!).
Some interesting produce was harvested, including our 1st crop of horseradish. Kati and Robyn took home all the green tomatoes so they could cook up some green tomato chutney. Can't wait to try some!
Thank to Stephen and the generous discount offered by vitality4life, we were able to adorn our garden with a new Joraform "Big Pig" composter (see photos). We are all hopeful that this new system will help improve our composting system. After a trial period we will assess whether to replace our black compost bins with more "Big Pigs". Compost contributors are kindly asked to turn the "Big Pig" after adding your compost material and some dry matter.
Thanks as always to Twig Cafe for providing a delicious brunch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sydney Regional Gardens Gathering

Hi all!

Thought id pass on this invitation....

You’re Invited

Sydney Regional Gardens Gathering

Please join us at Randwick Community Organic Garden for the first quarterly gathering in 2012 of the Sydney regional gardens. Friends and family welcome! I've attached an invite in case you wish to invite non-members.

Date: Sunday, 26 February

Time: 11 am –1 pm

Where: Randwick Community Organic Garden

Events:

11:00 am Community gardens—tell us your story, what have you been up to?

11:35 am Tour of Randwick Community Garden: outline of committee and operating structure, a tour of the garden, our permaculture principles and layout, solar and battery system, chooks, a range of composting systems, water storage and distribution and aquaponics

12:00 pm Break into discussion circles around your interest area with other gardeners

12.20 pm Planning for the national gathering in October

12:30 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Finish

BYO: plate of food, water, sunglasses, sunscreen, closed shoes

RSVP by 23 Feb: lauchlan.giddy@gmail.com

Further info about our garden: https://sites.google.com/a/rcog.org.au/rcogpublic/

Facebook: Randwick Community Organic Garden