Category Archives: General

An Introduction to Biochar by Mark Williamson (Biochar workshop facilitator)

Two significant developments in soil management in recent years can have important improvements for anyone interested in managing soils. Bio-Char and high fungal composts are both individually significant and the combination of both is greater than the sum of the parts. Both were demonstrated on the 22nd of July 8:30am at the Moss Vale Community Garden Centre.

Through seeing various examples of charcoal production and then inoculating the char it was hoped that participants were be able to produce this important soil amendment. Related to the inoculation process, a demonstration setup and management of a Johnson-Su high fungal compost system was also part of the day’s activities.

There is lots of debate about the long-term significance of these processes in the global context. Being able to efficiently produce and gain advantage from these processes is an excellent way to both enhance our own results and improve agricultural outcomes wherever the larger debate ends up.

These techniques are relevant to anyone seeking good soil outcomes. Farmers, orchardists, gardeners, reveg practitioners, and landscapers will benefit from gaining these skills and understanding their benefits.

Knowing how these beneficial processes are done is an important first step.

BIO-CHAR Workshop

WHEN: Saturday 22nd July 2023 : 8.30am – 3.00pm

HOSTED BY: Moss Vale Community Garden
Railway St, Moss Vale (by the Tennis Courts)

COST: $25.00 per person for the day (includes m/tea)
Registration essential. Bookings close: 18th July. Numbers limited.

HOW: phone Jill on 0414 545 735 or email
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More details here: Bio-Char workshop details

World Environment Day

Moss Vale Community Garden is hosting a World Environment Day event.

When: Sunday 5th June

What: regenerative gardening through hot compost and aerated compost tea.

How: phone Jill on 0414 545 735 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required

New Signage

No chance of becoming disoriented at the gardens now that Moira has created a wonderful signpost, clearly indicating the location of all the main features and structures.

Preserving and pickling fun!

Community Garden Members Moira, Anne and Diny were invited to Ann and Andrew’s place in Moss Vale to convert excess produce into preserves for the upcoming winter.

We made plums into jam, green tomatoes into chutney and apples into dried apple rings.

We will share some of the bottled produce with our general membership and sell the rest on our market stall, next time we venture over to the Railway St Farmers Market on the greens.