The weather was relatively kind compared to last year’s event and we were lucky to have a shady site for our plant stall. Our gazebo was overflowing with plants we have been propagating, ranging from various berries, dwarf heritage apples and figs to seedlings and herbs.
We love propagating unusual food crops too – like water chestnuts, cape gooseberries and taro. Our diet has been dumbed-down over previous decades and it is important that we vary our diet to maintain good health.
We had a profitable day, helped by sharing a site with our Volunteering Wingecarribee friends. Funds will go towards a replacement trailer (second-hand, of course) for the one stolen in early January.
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.
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!!!!