Moss Vale Community Garden would like to invite you to our open day on Saturday 10th June from 10am to celebrate WorldEnvironment Week.
Come along and check out the environmentally sound elements in the Garden including: solar power; systems for catching, storing and using rainwater;strawbale building and sustainable gardening practices like organic soil improvement and non-toxic pest control.
If you like getting your hands dirty:
we will be setting up a brand new ($60) worm farm we will be raffling for some lucky person to take home.
you can take part in helping build a “hot bed” into which we will plant some vege seeds which will rocket out of the warm soil despite the chilly winter weather.
And then there will be wood-fired pizzas for lunch…….
Please check out the attached flyer (click here) for details.
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
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 www.mossvalecommunitygarden.org.au
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.
As the sides increase in height, the twiggy smaller prunings are thrown into the centre. These will be covered with garden mix before planting out to perennial species.
The final part of the wall weaving involves twining whippy prunings around the last few layers to tie them in and complete the basket bed. See below:
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.