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Spring Equinox Open Day

Moss Vale Community Garden invites you to our……

Spring Equinox Open Day

10.00am till 2.00pm
Sunday 23rd September 2018

Talks – from 10.30am:

  • Create a Native Bee & Pollinator Haven in your Garden

Demonstration:

  • How to Set up a Worm Farm

Garden Tours:

  • Walk & Talk Garden Tour

 

Join us for lunch – please make a donation

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All welcome

Our Pergola Takes Shape

Our Pergola Takes Shape

July was a busy month for winter and we were looking forward to the completion of a new pergola.  So far, the footings were complete (thanks to Phil Marshall) and the forest stewardship timber had been delivered.

Axel Richter, an architect and owner builder, kindly offered his design and building services with Garden members and volunteers providing the labour.  We were hoping to have the pergola completed ready for our August 4th Open Day.  We were lucky with the weather!

Axel Richter places the first pergola post.
Axel Richter places the first pergola post whilst Joy, Jack and John look on.
Already showing signs of a distinctive design
Already showing signs of a distinctive design

By the end of the first day the structure was up and waiting for the roof battens to go on.

Day two:  Roof battens, front shade and attached seat completed.
Day two: Roof battens, front shade and attached seat completed.  Note the winter sunlight streaming through the clerestory gap above the wooden awning and striking the inbuilt seat at the back of the pergola!

The planning and dreaming of a covered pergola to provide extra shelter for members and guests in both hot and cold weather seems to have taken an age.  And now, in a matter of days we have an impressive structure almost completed.

Axel and John Scott complete attaching the colorbond roofing and pause to check out the scenery
Axel and John Scott complete attaching the colorbond roofing and pause to check out the scenery

 

 

 

 

 

 

We give thanks to Axel for his generous gift of time and skills in building this pergola, which we are tempted to call Axel’s Pavilion.

A small token of or appreciation in the form of some wine and a hug.
A small token of or appreciation in the form of some wine and a hug.

 

 

 

 

 

The next stage is preparing the ground for the paving.

James Baldwin on an earthmoving machine scalping the soil to make way for some pre-paving roadbase.
... and the delivery truck squeezes in between our strawbale shelter and the pizza oven to dump the roadbase.
… and the delivery truck squeezes in between our strawbale shelter and the pizza oven to dump the roadbase.

 

 

 

 

 

We plan to complete the paving (kindly donated by Phil Marshall) in the coming months.  Then we will have a Pergola Warming party for members, friends and especially those great community-minded folk that gave their time to create this terrific infrastructure for our community – Phil Marshall & Nick Blatch, Axel Richter, Shayne Turner, James Baldwin, Kevin Roberts, John Marks & John Scott.

And we mustn’t forget our regular members who were also part of the builder’s labouring team – Joy, Kathi, Jack, Adam, Jo and Jill.

THANKS – ONE AND ALL!!