Wednesday, July 3, 2013

June working bee


What a glorious day to mark the first day of winter and the last working bee for our dear member, Janet, before her big move away from Redfern and her “extended family”.  
Fittingly, Janet brought her delicious and legendary scones to add to a scruptous high tea of mini cupcakes, an assortment of finger sandwiches, brownies, fruit and bread spread with rhubarb jam (made by Jon using  rhubarb  from our fallows).
While everyone sipped their cups of tea, “other” Janet gave a farewell speech to recognise the wonderful contribution that Janet has made to the garden and to the community in general.    
Our parting gift to Janet was a gorgeous pot plant symbolising a bit of our garden that she can take with her!
A motion was raised, seconded and unanimously passed,  declaring Janet our inaugual Life Member. 
Janet will be greatly missed so we hope she will visit us from time to time.
Of course, it was not all eating, drinking and reminising. Members worked hard to lay pavers on the northern side of the garden, move shrubs and small trees and carry out general garden maintenance and the ever popular job of compost curating.  Kati also introduced the new garden calendar.