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Some Recent News

We have been entering our produce in the local Moss Vale Agricultural Show for the past eight years.  Despite the challenging MVCG winning produceDSC_1157summer and autumn weather this year, starting with months of very hot and  dry conditions  followed by weeks of constant rain, we were thrilled to win 10 blue ribbons and 4 red (second prize) ribbons.  But to top it all off, we also received the “Most Successful Fruit Exhibitor” sash for 2017.

So we just had to have a little brag……..

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This Seniors Event was hosted by the Four Seasons Community Garden in Bowral in early March. WP_20170308_10_41_19_Pro

It featured plant stalls by our two local community gardens along with food tasting provided by Meals on Wheels and a  most enjoyable short concert by our local Ukele band, featuring our own Rosina Buckman.  Even the ongoing wet weather didn’t stop the people coming along to enjoy the event. WP_20170308_10_40_38_Pro

Geoff Jansz visits the garden

 In November, well-known local chef, Geoff Jansz dropped in to see us at the community garden and brought a lovely spread of fresh food to share for lunch.  Geoff has long been a vege grower, garden-to-plate chef and is in the process of developing his Bowral acreage as a community garden.  He has a range of initiatives in the pipeline and being devotees of local food production, we hope to see some of these projects on the ground soon. DSC_3446 (1)

Geoff has promised to come back in 2017 and do a demonstration of his 3-Greens Dish, a particularly wholesome and delicious meal that is quick and easy.  What more could you want from a meal?

Railway Street Fresh Food & Produce Market

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Every Thursday on the Greens

Cnr Railway & Spring Streets, Moss Vale

After a short break over the Festive Season, the Railway Street Fresh Food & Produce Market resumes trading every Thursday from 3pm till 6pm right through to winter.

You will find locally grown aquaponic & certified organic produce, preserves made from local produce, Curly’s Compost, sourdough bread, patisserie-style pies and quiches, locally propagated seedlings and food plants grown by the Community Garden, local wines, fish, free-range eggs, Snax-on-Trax coffee van with delicious home-baked cakes & biscuits, Japanese pancakes and more.  Be entertained by local musicians as you shop…..

Come and join us and help support our local growers to produce seasonal fresh food through sustainable farming methods.

Check us out on Facebook:  

https://www.facebook.com/OntheGrow/?fref=ts

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Railway St. Fresh Food & Produce Market Moss Vale

Team Effort – Keeping out the Aerial Pests

No point growing lots of fresh fruit if the birds and bats make off with the majority of it.

In December, Community Garden members formed a posse to stretch bird netting along the 30 metre length of fence bearing our espaliered apples, cherries, pears, plums, plums and walnuts.  We are expecting that this will prove the easy part of the process, as experience has shown that in the ensuing months before we can safely remove them, the trees will send new branches through the fabric.

Oh well, we await the development of a better system.

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Solar and Battery Bulk Buy Opportunity: Tues Nov 15, Moss Vale

When: Tue, 15 Nov, 6 pm for a 6:30 pm start
Where: Moss Vale Services Club auditorium, Argyle Street, Moss Vale, NSW 2577

There’s still time to RSVP at: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands

More than 200 Highlands locals have already booked for this event, in order to:

  • Receive 1-on-1 expert advice,
  • Experience world leading solar & battery brands, and
  • Learn all you need to know about solar & batteries to help you make an informed decision on the best home energy solution for you.

You too can meet the suppliers and your local installer. Ask them whatever questions you may have!

What you need to bring

  • A copy of a recent electricity bill (so that we can size your system to your personal energy needs)
  • Photos of both your meter and your meter switchboard – printed or on your mobile. Some tips:
    • Make sure that the resolution is sufficient so that we can read the meter specification. These photos will be attached to your personal application form on the night.
    • Information on the system size of your current solar power system (if you already have one installed)

You’ll have the unique opportunity to receive independent, expert advice from a Local Solar Mentors on the right home energy system for you. 
Bring a recent electricity bill for an optimal experience! 
Get friends and family involved!

The more the merrier

Invite fellow solar homeowners, your friends, family and colleagues to RSVP and join you at The Garden’s Suncrowd event!? They can RSVP here: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands

The greater the number of people that join your local campaign – the greater the savings for everyone involved. You don’t want your neighbours to miss out!

You can invite them by email, Facebook or knock on your neighbour’s door!