Farmers Markets Start

The Railway Street Farmers Market is opening on the greens next to our community garden in Moss Vale on Thursday 28th January.
Farmers market poster
It will be a weekly grower’s market strictly for produce and value-added products grown in the shire and will comprise of stalls manned by local commercial growers as well as some backyard producers.
It will run between 3pm and 6pm to allow locals to shop during the week and at this stage has at least three local commercial growers, a sourdough bread and snacks stall, two backyard grower stalls selling jams and chutneys and locally raised seedlings of food crops and plants, a smoked trout stall, locally grown garlic, local olives and a coffee van selling free trade coffee and snacks made with local produce.
The market will be different to all other markets in the shire – a truly local farmer’s market!
I recommend you come down on Thursday 28th from 3pm and check it out.  It can only get bigger!!

November 2015

 

New Deck & Off Grid Solar-Men at Work!

New Deck & Off Grid Solar-Men at Work!

Manny Cilia, Jill Cathy & Chris with our new solar off grid power board

Manny Cilia, Jill Cathy & Chris with our new solar off grid power board

Speedy Seedlings at Moss Vale Public School Fete

Speedy Seedlings at Moss Vale Public School Fete

Minister Pru Goward Launches Moss Vale Community Garden 10th Birthday & New Area

Minister Pru Goward Launches Moss Vale Community Garden 10th Birthday & New Area

Spring has Sprung 2015

Follow the seasons as we involve ourselves in the garden in October.

Wingecarribee Schools Environment Day Beneficial Bug Motel Activity.

Upcycling Junk 2 Craft

Upcycling Junk 2 Craft

Upcycling Junk 2 Craft 2

Upcycling Junk 2 Craft 2

New tank in amongst spring veges

New tank in amongst spring veges

Manuel & Jim with New Tank

Manuel & Jim with New Tank

Spring veges in our new area

Spring veges in our new area

Manuel Alves shows us how to transplant onion seedlings

Manuel Alves shows us how to transplant onion seedlings

Manuel laying the seedlings flat into a trench

Manuel laying the seedlings flat into a trench

Finally Manuel gently covers the roots with soil & waters in

Finally Manuel gently covers the roots with soil & waters in

Oct 2015 MVCG at the Bowral Home & Garden Show

Oct 2015 MVCG at the Bowral Home & Garden Show

Oct 2015 Don't you just love Spring

Oct 2015 Don’t you just love Spring

Oct2015 Plenty of Herbs for our Pizzas

Oct2015 Plenty of Herbs for our Pizzas

 

SOLAR IS HERE! BUT WE NEED YOU HELP…

 

 

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We have some very exciting news.
We are soon to have power on site – but not just power, solar power from the universe! And not just solar power, but off-grid battery power, the first such project for C.O.R.E.N.A. in partnership with our local climate action group, CANWin . Citizens’ Own Renewable Energy Network Australia (C.O.R.E.N.A.) is a non-government organisation which has a revolving fund to help community organisations like us with an interest-free loan to fund our solar panels, inverter and batteries.

Crowd funding allows not just our local community, but all Australians to donate to the project to help pay it off. Once fully paid for, donations go towards funding the next C.O.R.E.N.A. community energy project. We are community energy project No.8. We hope that you, as part of our local community, will support this project and help us set up renewable energy at Moss Vale Community Garden to allow us to further develop our sustainable living program.

Our off-grid system will be a showcase for other individuals and groups who are thinking of going solar and would like to see a working model. Manuel Cilia of Cilectric is kindly donating his time to installing the system he designed for us – such a magnanimous gesture! We are planning to run some info days and workshops about off-grid solar in 2016. So if you feel you would like to chip in to help crowd fund this Moss Vale Community Garden solar system, please click the link below

http://corenafund.org.au/moss-vale-local-donations/

SOLAR POWER DONATION

We thank you for your donation.

Kind regards

Jill Cockram

Coordinator, Moss Vale Community Garde

We Had a Barn-Raising Day in April

On April 11th members and friends of the community garden descended on the Garden site to carry out a “barnraising” (working bee). We got all three projects completed, thanks to our wonderful volunteers on the day.

Thanks to the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, we have had funding to build a new fenceline and create new raised garden beds to greatly increase the food-growing potential of Corlette Park for our local community.

Thanks to the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, we have had funding to build a new fenceline and create new raised garden beds to greatly increase the food-growing potential of Corlette Park for our local community.

Thanks to a grant from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, Moss Vale Community Garden has installed a new fence behind our recently installed container/secure shed in the front area of our licenced area. We are in the process of completing the development of this area in line with the

development application approved by Wingecarribee Shire Council. This area will be open to the public at all times and we intend that it will be full of organically grown fresh fruit & veges by next summer. The fence bed will be planted up with more espaliered fruit trees that we have propagated ourselves, with edible groundcovers like white & pink-flowering strawberries and low growing berries like white currants, gooseberries and goji berries. Why not pop down and check it out. We are there every Wednesday & Friday and welcome visitors and prospective members.

The hothouse was moved on our Barnraising Day

The hothouse was moved on our Barnraising Day

The hothouse was lifted and moved across to a prepared base (thanks to Jim Skillen and Diny Jones for all of the work leading up to the event).

Axel Richter, Ed Messiah and John Marks put in a solid day to clad one wall of our container with mini orb, thanks to funding from the state government’s Community Building Partnership grant.

 

Our container is gradually being clad using recycled materials wherever possible.

Our container is gradually being clad using recycled materials wherever possible.

Then there are our regulars – those who not only keep the garden going from week to week, but also gave up a Saturday to pitch in and provide the muscle power to complete all of these projects as well as provide a scrumptious home-made lunch made with veges & fruit from the garden.

 

 

 

Our barnraisers breaking bread after a busy morning's working bee.

Our barnraisers breaking bread after a busy morning’s working bee.