Wicking bed workshop

FEAR NOT THE DROUGHT!

Register your interest for a wicking bed workshop using IBC 1000l water tanks. To be held on a Saturday in June or July depending on numbers. Please complete your preference in the Doodle pollScreen Shot 2019-05-27 at 2.58.40 pm. Cost – $10. Morning tea provided.

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Edible Garden Trail – Sat March 2nd

Backyard growers, large and small, from Lapstone to Hartley will open their gardens to the public on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March 2019 sharing their passion and knowledge to inspire self-reliance.

The Mid Blue Mountains Community Garden will be open for the trail only on the Saturday March 2nd from 10 – 4 pm.

The Edible Garden Trail is a not-for-profit community event, and is this year sponsored by Scenic World Shared, Bendigo Bank Katoomba, Blue Mountains City Council and Blue Mountains Food Co-op.

Visitors to the Edible Garden Trail are required to purchase tickets ($25 per person/$20 concession or groups of 4+). The ticket, which comes with a wristband and program, gives visitors access to all gardens on the trail over both days of the weekend. Individual garden tickets can be purchased at individual gardens at a cost of $5 per person/$2 concession.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets go towards the running costs of the trail, printing of the program, and to fund school and community garden grants. Last year the inaugural Edible Garden Trail donated $2000 in garden grants to Mount Victoria and Blackheath Public Schools, Kindlehill School and Blackheath Community Farm.

Banks help with garden infrastructure

MMCG (auspiced by Mid Mountains Community Centre) would like to acknowledge two community grants: Bendigo Bank‘s $500 for irrigation and drought proofing and

Bankwest‘s $200 towards the purchase of a brush cutter. Both are much appreciated, with thanks.

We meet on Saturdays 9-12 in the grounds of Kihilla 5-17 Queens Road, Lawson. Volunteers are welcome to assist with all types of garden work and to reap the harvest rewards. No experience is needed, only willingness. Contact 0407926386 for further information or just turn up.

BELOW: Something is watching Ray, but he can’t see it. Can you?
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Vale Neville 2004-2018

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The gardens aren’t quite the same without Nev, founding member and Ray’s trusty companion of many a Saturday morning. He struggled up the slope to greet visitors until the end, even in the summer sun. He loved to snap away at rainwater from the hose, hang out with visiting dogs and drown out conversation when he felt like having a stick thrown for him. See ya Nev, we miss you mate.

And we’re back!

Hi – we’ve not have a web presence for a long time. However, we have still been making compost, mending fences and raising crops. We have a free TAFE course starting on Saturday 1st September :

Hands on sustainable vegetable gardening.

Grab your hat & gloves and don’t forget closed in shoes, come along and get involved!

FREE GROWING COURSE – COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY in NOVEMBER – CALL TAFE on  4759 2592

Saturday volunteers 12th September

Saturday volunteers 12th September

Volunteers gathered at the Community Garden on a sunny and warm early Spring day for gardening and socialising.

Gardeners started by fertilising remaining garden beds with organic blood and bone fertiliser and watering vegetables with a foliar application of Seasol nutrient supplement to boost Spring growth of plants.

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Crops were watered well with the continuing dry weather, but vegetables are growing rapidly with the warm Spring days.

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Young broad bean seedlings in garden bed 5 are now well emerged and growing well.

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Mizuna in garden bed 1 has bolted and is displaying a wonderful array of yellow flowers.

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Gardeners also did some further work in developing garden bed 6 for Spring plantings.

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An enjoyable volunteer session at the Community Garden!