All posts by John O'Brien

SEEDY SUNDAY SEED SAVING

Hello, local Seed Networkers and budding Seedsavers out there around the Highlands. I am hosting a seed saving event at my home in Exeter. RSVP (essential), via email hidden; JavaScript is required.

SEEDY SUNDAY

When:      10.30am till 2 pm,  Sunday 5th May 2019

Where:     Jill and John’s place – Exeter  (full directions upon RSVP’ing that you can join us)

What shall I bring:   Seeds you have saved over the past 12 months that you have cleaned for the seedbank.  Also, seeds still to be cleaned, which we can winnow on the day. Or just yourself.

And please also bringA plate of savoury food to share as a pot-luck lunch. (Always a highlight!)

Why should I come?  To find out how to be a SEED HERO by saving seed of rare food varieties for the next generation of backyard growers – like the generations of gardeners did before us…..

Cost:  $2 for the day with a plate of savoury food to share (plus $5 to become a member if you wish)

Seedsaving manual available – special 1/2 price  @$15ea

SEED HEROS from a previous Seedy Sunday gathering: Barb brought seeds of Feldsalat (Lamb’s Lettuce) & Reisentraube tomato seed; Sylvia brought bulk Lazy Housewife bean and Yakumo Snow Pea seed; Norbert brought Serpent of Sicily Gourd seed; Lucy brought Kent pumpkin and Lohrey’s Natural Salt Bean Seeds; Anibal brought Catalan Chilli and Zapallito squash; and I brought Giant Russian Cucumber seed, plus six varieties of rare climbing beans shared with our group by Dr David Murray, an experienced seedsaver from down the coast.

The seeds these folk brought along had been grown and acclimatised to Southern Highlands Conditions over many years and dutifully saved and shared with friends and neighbours (and seedbanks).

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Jill

International Composting Week

Be Waste Wise in Wingecarribee.

As part of International Composting Week, Moss Vale Community Garden is hosting a tour and demonstration of Hot Composting.

When: Thursday 9 May, 10.30am-12 noon.

Be sure to check out the other composting demonstrations at the Four Seasons Community Garden in Bowral (Sunday 5 May, 10 am – 12 noon) and Resource Recovery Centre in Moss Vale (Saturday 11th May, 10 am -1.00pm).

More details here: Composting week details 2019

Sunday Openings Suspended for Winter

It was decided at our recent committee meeting to cancel our Sunday opening sessions until next Spring.

So this Sunday (7th April), the MVCG will be closed and will reopen for first Sunday sessions at a date later in the year. The reasons for the cessation of Sunday morning sessions include the lack of volunteers willing to open and operate the gardens particularly during the upcoming cold months.

Watch this space for our Spring Open Sunday event!

Schools Strike 4 Climate Event

Grow Your Own Food Security

When:        1.00pm  –  3.00pm

Friday 15th March 2019

Where:      Railway Street, Moss Vale

 

 

Climate Change and Food (In)Security

Guest Speaker:  Debbie Hunt

“How will climate change affect our food supply?”

“What can we do in response?”

 

Hands-on Activity:  Plant a Square Foot Garden

Everyone Welcome:   Bring some gloves & get involved

 

Details:  Jill (0414) 545735

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and on Facebook

Flyer here.

Supporting Climate Action Initiatives Globally and Locally

 

 

Open Day – Sunday 3rd March, 2019

We will be opening our gates from 10am until 1pm on the first Sunday of each month in 2019 for anyone in the community who would like to come along and see what we do, tour the community garden, and get involved with activities on the day.

So, if you are unable to come down on our usual opening days of Monday and Thursday, why not call in, dressed to garden, and get involved with our regular garden activities whilst learning how to grow food organically?  Activities may include everything from sowing seed, transplanting seedlings, worm farm management, watering, making compost, pruning, harvesting, mulching garden beds and weeding.

We also do quite a bit of chatting and information sharing during the activities.

This month, Jo Dodd of Quarter Acre Farm in Mittagong has kindly offered to give us a talk on “Edible Flowers – Which Ones and How to Use in the Kitchen.”

Simple morning tea provided. Don’t forget your gloves, hat and suitable footwear!!

ALL WELCOME!

Download Flyer here.