Monday, September 15, 2014

September's Communal Crew Sunday

Julie and Barış survey the west beds
Sunday the 14th of September, communal crew jobs decided and divided, some old hands and new faces joined forces at the West Brunswick Community Garden.

Under a sun that was already reminding us of the coming summer, plots were prepared for the new round of planting in warmer soils.
The west beds got new (recycled) wood edging and green manures were dug and watered in.

Carolyn, although signing up for West Brunswick Community Garden in June, made it down for her first day at the garden, as did Val and Anna. Anna, who signed up to be part of the Communal and Composting Crews, got a crash-course in composting and saw to it that the next batch of fresh humus is on the way.To top-off a gorgeous spring day, the everyone took home some freshly harvested vegetables. 
Next Communal Crew Sunday will be on October 12th.

Calling all Friends of the Food Forest! Spring is here and your food forest needs you!

I think Kelly and Libby might be dancing in the food forest.
It's not unusual.
It's time for our next Food Forest working bee! Yippee!

Next Saturday, 20th September, 10am-12pm we'll be pruning the olive trees (with a bit of a pruning demonstration) finishing off the sheet mulching under the fruit trees near the garden and extending the pergola wiring to allow our grape vines to take over the space above our heads as well as a few other bits and pieces. 

So come down and join us! See what Spring has done for us!


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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