Wednesday, May 30, 2012

More media about our garden

There have been two recent articles about our garden that you might like to check out....

Monday, May 14, 2012

Featured on Tim Bailey's Weather Segment

This evening, James Street Reserve Community Garden appeared on the Channel Ten News, Tim Bailey Weather segment as part of National Volunteer Week (view @   The purpose of the event was to promote the diversity of volunteering opportunities across NSW and announce the opening of nominations for 2012 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards and to thank volunteers for their contribution to communities across NSW.

We were joined by other volunteer teams, including Sydney Eisteddfod, Children's Cancer Institute of Australia, Sydney Youth Engagement, Manly Warringah Pittwater Community Aid Service, The Centre for Volunteering.

Thanks to Yvonne, Sophie, Janet, Nicola, Patrick (and Will & Gemma!)...pictured below.. for braving the cold and representing us in front of 250,000 viewers!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Generous donation for our garden

A local business, NPS has kindly donated $238 to our garden.  This is the proceeds from a recent in-office garage sale, in line with the City of Sydney's Garage Sale Trail.   In the spirit of local community and going green, they decided to donate this money to our garden.   Thanks to Jacqui (our ex-member) and the team at NPS for their generosity.   This money will contribute towards the cost of our new water tank that will be fixed to our planned shed.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May Working Bee

It was a beautiful autumnal day for our May working bee.   The smaller than normal group of members worked hard shovelling the truck load of manure (thanks Richard for organising this) into the fallow area and the compost bins. 

Our compost efforts over recent months seem to have been rewarded, evidenced by the abundance of fantastic worms! 

After planting some seedlings for our winter crops and doing some general garden maintenance, we grouped together for a discussion, while enjoying another delicious Twig brunch.  

Richard gave an update on the shed.  He is currently fine tuning the design and discussing its construction with a carpenter he recommends.   We are hoping construction  can begin towards the end of May/early June.  Very exciting! 

A group of volunteers was seconded to conduct our annual Garden Plan review.   

We also admired our flowering banana tree. Hopefully we will be munching on lady fingers in the spring. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hi fellow community gardeners,

There are a couple of events coming up that I am involved in that you might be interested in. 'National Permaculture Day' and 'Reel Food Nights' with the Youth Food Movement
The posters are below and if you click on them they put you through to the links. 

Hope to see some of your faces there,