When: 10.00am – 2pm, Sunday 23rd October 2016
Where: 9-13 Railway Street, Moss Vale
What: Various activities including creating a vege patch from scratch, worm farm demo, solar energy talk & chooks in the back yard Q&A.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Lunch: $8 – includes pizza slices from our wood-fired pizza oven
OPEN DAY INVITATION
Our community garden is becoming more productive every year and we like to celebrate a good harvest on the shortest day of the year. Why not come down for a tour and celebrate with us as we demonstrate making compost and pruning our deciduous fruit trees?
When: 10.30am – 2.30pm Sunday 22rd June, 2014
Cost: Gold Coin donation: M/tea provided
A morning of activities including demonstrations of:
11am: making a hot compost pile
12.00 noon : winter fruit tree pruning
Lunch: Wood-fired Pizzas using local tomatoes
Members – No charge
Non members – $7
For further details: Jill (0414) 545735
Moss Vale Community Garden invites you …..
to our spring open day
no-dig garden demo and
pizza lunch from the wood-fired oven
Where: 9-13 Railway Street, Moss Vale
When: Sunday 20th October, 2013 from 11.00am
Cost for pizza lunch: $5 members, $8 guests, $10 family (please RSVP if you would like to come along so we can organise catering)
No Dig Garden demo commences around 11.30am followed by lunch.
On August 4th we opened our gates to welcome in our members and local residents to celebrate the passing of the Winter Solstice.
We fired up the pizza oven, which was going to cook a winter roast beef and roast lamb, as a change from pizzas. Then as people arrived, we commenced the highlight of the day – a demonstration of how to use your winter whippy prunings to make a Hugel Kultur bed. Its a great way to turn a waste garden product (prunings) into a resource you can use on-site whilst saving a trip to the Resource Recovery Centre. It will become clearer as the photos will show below:
Jo Dodd, a local environmental educator, kindly agreed to give a demonstration of how to incorporate your prunings in your garden as a resource. Here she is with the first stage of building the basket bed.
Jo’s website: www.lightfooteducation.com.au
is a great local resource if you are looking for environmental ideas and local activities relating to sustainable agriculture and sustainable living.
Sorry! No photos of our feast available – we were all too busy tucking into our roasts! But here’s a photo of our morning tea cake.
Well, some of you were planning to come to our Winter Solstice Party and Pruning Demonstration in June until the skies opened and 300mm of rain later we felt we had to either celebrate in wetsuits or postpone to another date.
So…. let’s try again, this time on Sunday, 4th August from 10.30am!
Instant Garden Bed from Prunings
Entry is by gold coin donation – the cheapest cup of warming tea/coffee in town.
We will still be celebrating around 1.00pm with a roast lunch using local produce cooked in our wood-fired pizza oven (members – no charge, non-members $7.00)
But while that’s cooking, around 11.00am we plan to build a hugel kultur garden bed. Read on …
Joanne Dodd of Lightfoot Education will demonstrate how to use all your winter prunings in the creation of a new raised vegetable bed. Joanne has been running workshops on a variety of sustainable living topics like beekeeping, backyard food growing, chooks in the backyard, etc. In fact, it is worth a visit to her terrific website: www.lightfooteducation.com.au
Here is a photo of the hugel kultur bed in Joanne’s backyard:
What a terrific way to re-use your backyard prunings. A waste product becomes a resource! And hopefully more organically produced food.
For further info you can contact Jill on (0414)545735
We’ll see you there!