Sunday, February 16, 2014

Special SLF Garden & Gather Sunday 23rd Feb

Following close on the heels of our wildly enjoyable and well attended sunset picnic and film screening we have another fun, super-casual, food-growing-related-stuff Sustainable Living Festival event coming up for you.

The West Brunswick Community Garden and Food Forest welcomes one and all to a day of fun, festivities, food, weeding, digging, watering, tours and workshops.

Marvel at the magnificent garden! Talk with the tame gardeners! Witness composting wonders! Gaze at our gorgeous greenhouse! Frolic in the fascinating food forest rescued from ruin!

Tell your friends, family and everyone else.

Date: Sunday 23rd Feb
Time: 11am - 3pm (9am if you're keen and want to help set/tidy up)
Where: West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest
Who: Everyone's welcome - we're looking forward to seeing lots of you as well as some new faces

Now for the 'what'...

Throughout the day we'd love to see you come down and say 'hi' have a wander about and a chat and a cuppa.

COMPOST! I know it's exciting right?
11.30am - Our own Compost-meisters will give the now-customary compost address with a little added “why it is the way it is” and "what we're planning”

12.00pm - Dr Chris Williams (Melbourne Uni) will share his thoughts on multi-functional perennial veggies, heat tolerant food plants and might event show us how to propagate sweet potatoes.

1.00pm - Karen Sutherland (Edible Eden Design) will do a walking tour of the food forest talking about what we're working towards, how it's been going, the plants we've got growing.

Our winter Food Forest tour . We have leaves now.
2.00pm - Community Garden tour - we'll have a stroll around the community garden and chat about how it works, how we got here and how you can get involved.

"That's all very well but what about our monthly Garden & Gather working bee?" I hear you shouting.

Yes, it is our monthly working bee that day and we do, of course, have stuff to do. You can help weeding, watering, composting and more.

If you want to come down earlier we'll be there from 9am. You can help tidy the place up a bit for our visitors. There's been talk of building a sandpit for our younger visitors but we'll see how we go.

Lunch will be the usual bring-a-plate affair from about 1pm.

Remember you also need to bring a hat, gloves, sturdy footwear and a good joke.

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We're working together for a vibrant, sustainable network of community gardening locations in Moreland.

Our a 100% volunteer-based non-profit community group currently manages two community gardens in West Brunswick and Pentridge a food forest (also in West Brunswick).

Stop and think for 1 minute and you'll come up with at least one good reason for having community gardens all over the place. In case you don't have a minute or need some help, here are our top five!
  1. To bring people together.
  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
  3. To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food