Think Global – Grow Local was our theme for World Environment Week this year.
And the weather gods must have been paying attention, as the rain stopped and patches of blue sky encouraged locals to come down and tour the sustainable features of our community garden – 3.7kW solar power with battery storage, a substantial bio-swale to capture and hold our storm water for use in growing productive food crops, our strawbale shelter (the hearth of our Garden), our resource recycling compost bays and substantial worm farms, not-to mention our community built pizza oven which was the centre of attention around lunch time.
What a lovely atmosphere it was, enhanced by the participation of families with their children
One family won the worm farm donated by the Moss Vale Resource Recovery centre and raffled off after the worm demo. We were treated to a scrumptious morning tea provided by the local CWA ladies followed by wood-fired pizzas for lunch.
In the end, an altogether enjoyable way to start the June long weekend.
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