Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Month in Review

Boing, Boing, Boing

Spring is on the way, balmy days in the high 20s, clear skies, cherry blossoms bursting every where, magnolias on show, this pretty much sums up the last month.

So i may have skipped over the days sub zero earlier in the month, the snowfalls in the Blue Mountains, the return of the August winds, and those lovely possums hell bent on deforesting my garden of any spare magnolia buds and fresh growth, but that all comes with the change in seasons.

The past month has seen the gardens become a hive of activity, below is a summary of just some of the highlights.
  • The Community Garden took out 1st place in their category in the local garden comp. Thanks to all concerned, volunteers, gardeners and supporters.
  • Chester Hill Neighbourhood centre visited with 35 x 70-90yr old visitors, a great day was had by all concerned.
  • Macarthur Farm Fresh Tour visited again with a dozen people on their regualr farmgate tour.
  • The herb garden and the garden in general had a tidy up, see pic above, approx 15 gardeners all chipped in and lent a hand after an early breakfast supplied by the committee on site at 8am. (next one is the 15th of September)
  • Katoomba Community Garden hosted a network meeting, Steve and Ray paid a visit from Camden.
  • I had a chance to visit Port Kembla and Turramurra Community Garden, images have been loaded.
  • I also visited Kimbriki Eco House at Mona Vale, its a great facility and should you get the chance talk to peter who is their between 2pm and 4pm.
  • The crew from Wesley Disability Service have been busy planting new crops.
On the near horizon the following is also planned.

  • Taste being held at Camden Town Farm, during which some of the produce grown at the gardens will be featured by various eateries, September 23rd. There will also be tours of the gardens for visitors.
  • Camden Town Farm Open Day on the October 13th, this will also feature a Bocce comp, (for which the Community Gardens hold the trophy for 2011), the same day will be the annual Carpathon this also comes on the back of the produce markets, so a HUUUUUGE day.
  • Topping off the same weekend sees Eco-topia roll into sydney, organised by the Australian City farms and Community Garden Network, this event will run over 4 days, check out Eco-topia for a full program of events.
  • The following weekend is Narellan Rhythms, the 20th of October will see a host of activities based around Elyard St and the Library forecourt. The Community Garden will again be running a herb stand and our scarecrows will be back.
Stay tuned, Happy Gardening.

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