JSRCG in Redfern, NSW was established in 2010 to improve the utilisation of a valuable but neglected piece of public land.
We have created an attractive and productive garden that involves local community members and businesses.
Thank you to City of Sydney and the many businesses and individuals, who have helped make the garden possible.
The rain meant we were off the hook for watering duties on Saturday, the rain has made many new things sprout up - with salad greens, peas and other surprises - here are some photos - help name the produce?
The wonderful Autumnal weather in Sydney provided the
perfect backdrop for our May working bee.As always there was plenty to do on the individual beds, but we had some
big ticket items to focus on for the entire garden.
First up was a big effort to get some more light into the
space.Our ‘herb’ bed has been suffering
from lack of direct sun so the decision was made to lightly prune a couple of
branches from one of the trees.Our
intrepid member Sacha did the honours and demonstrated some enviable
tree-climbing skills (legacy of a misspent youth perhaps?).All hands were on deck to trim the felled
branches ready for use as seedling spikes to keep birds and cats away from the young
seedlings in the garden beds.
Tree trimming over, it was time to coax Sacha down from the tree
and give the floor to John who presented an interesting session on how to
manage new growth from a banana tree.If
you want to get fruit, it’s important to remove new saplings (called ‘pups’) as
they divert the plants energy away from growing fruit.It was quite a physical job to get those pups
The harvest was a little limited this time around though the
North bed produced some tasty capsicums, most of which were gobbled up on the spot!
As always, the working bee was closed out with a wonderful
spread from our generous neighbour – http://twigcafe.com.au/site/
.If you haven’t eaten at Twig café yet
then you are seriously missing out.Yum