Seniors Week Grant

Skill sharing across the generations
Skill sharing across the generations

We have just been informed that we have been successful in our application for grant money to run some gardening activities for our older shire residents.  This is to encourage seniors to continue gardening and sharing their skills despite any physical challenges – creaks and aches!

There are lots of new ways to garden at waist level and we will be demonstrating some of these on the day.  For example, raised beds and wall gardening.

Have you seen our trailer?

We’ve been robbed. Some time on 7/8 January thieves took:

Our stolen trailer C66206
Our hard-working trailer raising funds from a stall at Kazcare. Unluckily, the rego plate is behind the picture; Rego number C66206 .
  • our second-hand trailer
  • a newish mower
  • a beautifully restored garden bench (gift from a volunteer)
  • our historic yellow, non-kinking hose (plus some other hoses)
  • long electrical leads
  • sundry garden shovels and general tools (still working out what’s missing)

Police tell us it looks like a professional job, maybe with local help.

We’ve had break-ins before. They’re disheartening, but our little band of members carry on.

We’ll need to replace the stolen equipment, and contributions are welcome. We deliberately limit ourselves to second-hand and low-cost equipment so the only thieves we attract are stupid ones.

Railcorp Community Challenge – October 2012

Moss Vale Community Garden was fortunate to be chosen as a site for some Railcorp executives to demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively whilst completing some activities with the community.

The community garden was in need of some serious muscle to help build new compost bays, raise the roof on the shadehouse and erect the wire structure for our espaliered apple trees.

We are totally grateful to the lovely men of Railcorp who have helped us to develop more of our infrastructure for the future.

They worked like Trojans and look what we have to show for it!!!!

Inaugural Sunday Opening and Open Day 7th October 2012

We are now opening for the first Sunday of each month (except January). At our inaugural Sunday opening, we ran a sheet mulching/creating instant garden beds on grass demonstration and made a new scarecrow – Eileen (I LEAN – get it?!)

Kimberly Elliot and young Tom very kindly donated a shell sandpit (plus the sand) to the community garden and it was an instant hit with the kids! Thanks Kimba!

Helped by two enthusiastic young future gardeners, we planted some spuds under straw directly on top of existing grass – instant garden bed and a crop of spuds at the end of the growing season. How bad?? Lazy gardening is a smart approach – saves your back and minimizes disruption to the soil biota. As it is Spring, we also transplanted seedlings of our spring veggies.

One of the day’s highlights was firing up our pizza oven and having participants make their own pizzas to go into our wood oven. Yummmm.

Despite the threat of wet weather, many people came along to get involved in activities and were rewarded with a dry day. Here are some photos from the occasion.