Friday, June 27, 2014

Mark your calendar: Food Forest Permablitz - Sat 12th July!

Right! This is a call out to all of you who ticked the 'Are you interested in helping to manage and develop the food forest?' or said last year you wanted touring the Friends of the Food Forest, all the rest who didn't plus anyone I've missed. 

Pruning, camaraderie, spades, pumpkin soup, wheelbarrows, workshops and a tremendous feeling of satisfaction await you on Saturday 12th July as we hold another remarkable Food Forest Permablitz with help from the amazing Permablitz Collective. Help get months of work done in a day, learn stuff and have a laugh while you're at it (PLUS we'll provide lunch for everyone who comes to help).

When: 9.30 - 4.30 Saturday 12th July

Where: Dunstan Reserve, West Brunswick - enter from Everett St through the car park beside Moreland Child Care Centre, 51 Everett St.

RSVP to grow.eat.moreland@gmail.com (so we can cater lunch for everyone)

Prerequisites for attendance: your willingness to learn and get stuck in and a bit of common sense

Bring: gardening gloves, secateurs (if you want to prune), hand tools for planting, sensible footwear and clothing

Foodwe'll provide lunch for everyone who comes to help but feel free to contribute

This amazing food forest with 30+ mature productive food trees and a slowly developing under-storey of edible and companion plants is a terrific companion to the community garden next door provides a long-term, perennial counterpart to the garden's mostly seasonal, transient, plant-harvest-replant cycle. This unique place will only get better as it becomes more established and we invest some love and attention.

We've got lots to do and learn and plenty of fun to be had. Amongst other things we'll:
  • prune whatever needs it but mostly the fruit trees 
  • Assess a few trees that are struggling 
  • work on the pergola for the climbing vines 
  • Sheet mulch an area to suppress the grass 
  • hold some short workshops on things like pruning and composting. 
  • mulch and weed 
Never been before? Come and check it out. If you came along last year, come and see how much the food forest has grown and developed over the year and to bump into the people you met last June.

Just be there!