NEW!!!! Sunday Opening/Working Bees

Moss Vale Community Garden are open to all on on the first Sunday of the month.

From 4th November 2018 onward…10am till 1pm

19 Railway Street, Moss Vale (Next to public tennis courts)

Activities you can get involved in include:

  • Organic food gardening
  • Seed raising
  • Worm farming
  • Seed-saving
  • Plant propagation
  • Sharing the harvest
  • Composting
  • Socializing, etc

For more detailed information, contact us at:

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Or….Check us out on Facebook

Or…Read the event flyer here.

However you find out, we’d love for you to join us on the first Sunday of every month.

Spring Equinox Open Day

Moss Vale Community Garden invites you to our……

Spring Equinox Open Day

10.00am till 2.00pm
Sunday 23rd September 2018

Talks – from 10.30am:

  • Create a Native Bee & Pollinator Haven in your Garden

Demonstration:

  • How to Set up a Worm Farm

Garden Tours:

  • Walk & Talk Garden Tour

 

Join us for lunch – please make a donation

For further info contact Jill: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Flyer here: Flyer Spring Equinox Day 2018

All welcome

Basket making from the Garden

Skilled craftyperson  extraordinaire, Debra Keyes, will be facilitating  a hands-on & fun workshop in rustic tension tray basket making .

When:      10.00am  – 2.30pm

Saturday 25th August 2018

 Cost: $40  for the day  (discount for members)

Basket-making materials provided.

(Feel free to bring along any extra materials)

Lunch:  Lunch & morning tea provided

 

Numbers limited to 12.  Please book by return email.

Payment by cash, cheque or electronic transfer required by 15th August. 

Further info: Jo  4869 5917    e: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Flyer here: Basket making Aug2018.

Plastic Free July – Free Lunch

In conjunction with the Wingecarribee Shire council, Moss Vale Community Garden is hosting a lunch and workshop to help celebrate Plastic Free July.

8th July 2018, 10am to 1.15 pm @ Moss vale Community Garden.

  • Learn how to get a thriving veggie garden and how to reuse plastic in the garden.
  • Discover the journey of plastics from start to finish.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with produce straight from the garden.
  • Develop practical solutions for your community to reduce their reliance on single use plastics.
  • Take home resources.
  • Bees wax wraps and mesh produce bags available for purchase, made by MVCG volunteers.

** Bookings are essential. They must be made through the council website here: Wingecarribee Shire Council.

Flyer here: Flyer for publicity Plastic Free – July.

See, there is such a thing as a free lunch! We’d love to share it with you.

VALE ROSINA BUCKMAN

Earth Goddess and Woman of Great Splendour, Wit & Beauty

What a fortunate day it was for us in 2012 when Rosina Buckman came to Moss Vale Community Garden, bringing with her a bounty of information about Permaculture practices, propagation, seed-saving, seed-raising and soil improvement strategies, amongst other things.  She soon whipped us into shape!

She immediately took on the role of Education Officer on our committee and sprang into action at our Open Days, volunteering to run worm farm demonstrations and seed saving talks.  Her depth of knowledge on these things was such that she was approached by the Wingecarribee Council Waste Education Officer to run talks and demonstrations at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre.  I believe she substantially increased the use of backyard worm farms in the Shire with her “Mrs Chop Chop” worm farm demos, empowering people to play their part in reducing waste.  She also made a splash with her worm demos at the Bowral Home & Garden Shows.

At the Community Garden, Rosina also took on the task of setting up and managing our seed raising and seedling production, streamlining it using moon planting techniques to create healthy, happy food plants.  She would take seeds and materials home also and raise seedlings in her hothouse to bring back ready for sale on our market stall.  Plant sales being our main source of income, Rosina was instrumental in helping us stay afloat financially.  And every one of our members knows about “Rosina’s Magic Potion”, now an integral part of our seed-raising process.

Not only was she a woman of integrity and intellect, she was great fun and liked to be a little wicked with her sense of humour.  She did love a party and cooked up a storm when we were having a celebration. We really missed her company when she was off jet setting to the Green School in Bali to run workshops or heading up north to catch up with friends from a previous life.

So, it is with great sadness for us that the world has lost an amazing lady who had enough lust for life and environmental activism to put a teenager to shame.  We will undoubtedly miss the sight of Rosina and her partner in crime, Vallee, wandering into the Garden, arms full of seedling trays brimming with healthy, soon-to-become organic veges.

 

Jill Cockram

On behalf of all her friends at Moss Vale Community Garden

9th May 2018