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.