The Garden had to move some heritage apple trees to make room for a new fence with the tennis club. Here’s the pictorial story:
- Waiting for relocation >>>
2. Preparing the new beds to receive the apple trees into the anti-aviary >>>
3. On its way, slowly! >>>
4. Carefully removing the tree from the front end loader >>>
5. Placing the apple tree into the prepared garden bed >>>
6. All done. >>>
In the end, we have happy trees and relieved gardeners.
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 bring: A 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).
10.00 – 3.00pm, Sunday 22nd April, 2018
Local sourdough baker, Elissa, will take us through the sourdough breadmaking process in our wood-fired pizza oven.
Cost: $50 for the day (lunch included)
Participants will take sourdough bread home.
Lunch: We will make some pizzas along with a platter
of cheese & salad from the Garden
Payment details upon application.
Bookings close 16th April, 2018.
Numbers limited to 10
Flyer here: Breadmaking Flyer April 2018
For the third year in a row, Moss Vale Community Garden had a stall at the two-day Bowral Home and Garden Show.
Despite the challenge of the event being held one month earlier than last year, resulting in a smaller range of vegetable seedlings ready to Spring-plant in our frosty climate, we had a good outcome for the effort involved.
Our members and volunteers manned the stall on a roster and chatted to keen gardeners and potential new members. And the pack up on Sunday afternoon was done in record time. Good work, one and all!
When: Tue, 15 Nov, 6 pm for a 6:30 pm start
Where: Moss Vale Services Club auditorium, Argyle Street, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
There’s still time to RSVP at: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands
More than 200 Highlands locals have already booked for this event, in order to:
- Receive 1-on-1 expert advice,
- Experience world leading solar & battery brands, and
- Learn all you need to know about solar & batteries to help you make an informed decision on the best home energy solution for you.
You too can meet the suppliers and your local installer. Ask them whatever questions you may have!
What you need to bring
- A copy of a recent electricity bill (so that we can size your system to your personal energy needs)
- Photos of both your meter and your meter switchboard – printed or on your mobile. Some tips:
- Make sure that the resolution is sufficient so that we can read the meter specification. These photos will be attached to your personal application form on the night.
- Information on the system size of your current solar power system (if you already have one installed)
You’ll have the unique opportunity to receive independent, expert advice from a Local Solar Mentors on the right home energy system for you.
Bring a recent electricity bill for an optimal experience!
Get friends and family involved!
The more the merrier
Invite fellow solar homeowners, your friends, family and colleagues to RSVP and join you at The Garden’s Suncrowd event!? They can RSVP here: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands
The greater the number of people that join your local campaign – the greater the savings for everyone involved. You don’t want your neighbours to miss out!
You can invite them by email, Facebook or knock on your neighbour’s door!