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Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Update - Garden & Gather #1 and Designing our Garden

We've had a busy time in September and things are moving along nicely now. Thanks to everyone who helped before and after with both of these events.

Our first Garden & Gather on 23rd September

Morning tea in Food Forest 23 Sept 2012
We had a terrific day down at the Food Forest. After early drizzle, the weather turned for the better. All in I think we had around 17 people, including 4-5 new faces and a few dogs. Lots of chatting and interested passers-by.

A few highlights:
  • We planted more than half of the plants on our planting plan
  • The mulch we had left has been spread
  • Another big pile of weeds came out and paths were rediscovered on the west side.
  • Our food swap table had a few pepinos, some lemons, sunflower seeds, chokos (for planting), parsley (literally bucket loads). 
  • We spread some compost donated by a local benefactor under this pergola and mulched around the plants that we put in.
The whole area looks well tended after now. We'll be getting in touch soon to ask for people who can help with a watering roster to make sure the plants all get through the Summer.