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.
We are looking forward to meeting members of Redfern/ Surry Hills Community and introducing them to our patch of green.
It runs between 10:00am - 1:00pm - here's some of the planned activities:
- Mini-gardening demonstrations - Compost classes - Chat with garden members - Seedling giveaway - World class violinist playing spring tunes - Fantastic raffle, with great prizes donated from our friends at Burts Bees and Milkwood Permaculture - Fresh baked biscuits (while they last)
We hope you can join us - and suggest you wear closed shoes, sunscreen, hats and bring along bottled water.
Hi everyone - because our official September working bee was rained-out, we had a mini bee yesterday - big focus on getting things ready for very exciting October Open Day.
Jon brought along a bunch of florals and herbs that were leftover from the Australian Gardening Show (lovely to have a few pretties about), and our slightly abridged working group happily pottered about.
Unfortunately I didn't grab happy snaps of co-presidents doing the heavy graft on the compost bins!
Eveline putting finishing touches to compost!
Nimita topping up the main bed!
A little lettuce planting in the Herb bed, and around the base of Root Bed!
Oooh, albino broccoli (I don't think so).
Have a great month and see you at our Open Day in October!
Some happy snaps from a wonderful AGM dinner at Twig last Thursday. Thanks to everyone who chipped in to help make it a great night - and extra special thanks to our hosts Rainey and Richard, who provided not only an excellent meal, but set up a great atmosphere.
Guest speaker, Nick Ritar from Milkwood Permaculture gave us some great information on mushroom growing, as well as a very generous gift to use at our open day.
Just a reminder, the new committee:
Andrea (Twig), Cassie (Pipes), Jon (Main), Lydia (Herb), Mel (Pipes), Stephen (North), Tracey (Herb), Wade (Root)
President (Joint): Cassie and Mel
Head Gardener: Jon
Also, a big thank you to all committee members from 2013/14 including:
Kati, Stephen, Nicola, Jon, Mel, Lydia, Patrick, Wade and Tracey
Our newest members
Tom and Callista
3/4 of the Root Bed
Katherine and Rachel
Nick and Jon
Nimita and her charming partner (sorry, sorry forgotten his name, but he's lovely!)
Costa is lovely, so is his team Daniel (photographer), Gavin (Sound Guy) and Christal (Director/ Researcher). Big takeout, apparently 7 hours of filming results in 4 minutes of television time. Here's some happy snaps from this morning's recording.
A star is born!
Selfie with gardening glitterati!
Interview underway ...
This is what it looks like on da screen!
Filming Kati and Chula
Chula is a natural in front of the camera!
Kati shows the Gardening Australia audience how we prepare cuttings!
Cute half-beanie Callista!
Chickweed thinning in the main bed (hope that ended up in Herb Bed compost bin)!
It seems that it rains almost every month when working bee day rolls around, but this time, the downpours of the past few days let up long enough for us to get our hands in the dirt! As one of the token Americans in the group, I still can't get over how we can grow here in Sydney over the winter!
Check out some photos from the bee!
Tom and Callista inspecting their bed.
Amanda is making sure everything looks good in the Shady bed!
Chris helped move compost around to the different bins. We are making so much compost these days that we added an extra processing bin to help handle it all!
Tom and Callista helped to dismantle the netting over the arbour. It was sad to see the pumpkin go, but the extra sunlight in that area will be great for the winter crops.
Look at those smiles! Jon and Tracey are having a good time.
The broad beans in the Twig bed were staked.
The concrete pipe was fixed up and replanted after a recent encounter with a neighbour.
Another shot of the arbour team at work.
We added a new compost bin where the lime tree used to be and had no problem filling it up!
Kati and Andrea of the Twig bed are enjoying the sunshine! Andrea still can't believe there are flowers blooming in winter! (Silly American!)
Lydia and Nimita are doing amazing work! Lots of winter greens growing in there!
We accomplished a lot in a short amount of time and got to hang out (rain-free!) over Twig Cafe's fabulous morning tea. Chris, our resident MD, gave us a great talk about garden first-aid and infectious disease prevention. Tracey also gave everyone a fabulous tutorial on how to use the blog.
Thanks for a great morning! See you all next month!