Thank you to everyone who came along to today’s working bee in the Food Forest! We got loads done, including:
- Removing the dying Kangaroo Apple
- Cutting down the dead Abyssinian Banana
- Taking cuttings from our Mulberry tree
- Smothering the Kikuyu around our Carob tree with (biodegradable) weed mat and mulch
- Weeding the paths
- Weeding and mulching around the Lime
- Bagging our bananas to protect them
- Most importantly, eating plenty of cake for Richard’s birthday!
It was great to meet some locals who discovered the working bee through the new noticeboard (it works!).
If you’re looking for tasks to do in the Food Forest, please keep an eye on the newly mulched areas and remove any weeds that make their way in. There will also be some more carob pods to harvest very soon – wait until they’re brown and dry before picking.
Libby and Jess were very excited to discover the first fruits on our banana plants in the Food Forest!
These plants are thriving in our subtropical garden. They do need to be thinned out as they are currently growing in very large clumps. We’ll be doing this at a working bee later this year, so keep an eye out for that if you’d like to get involved.
The next Food Forest working bee will be on Sunday 20th February from 10am – 2pm. All welcome and no experience necessary – just bring yourself and a pair of gloves. Hope to see you there!
Meeting ID: 874 2626 4251
Dunstan Reserve Food Forest Survey
We are lucky enough to look after the Dunstan Reserve Food Forest, right next to the West Brunswick Community Garden. We have lots of ideas for this space, and we’re putting together a plan to enact them (when it’s safe to do so of course).